No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Easy Herbed Chicken Saltimbocca
- 2 TBs Minced Fresh Rosemary, Plus More for Garnish
- 1 TB Minced Fresh Sage, Plus More for Garnish
- 1 Tsp Fresh Thyme, Plus More for Garnish
- 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut in half horizontally to make thin filets
- 8 Slices Thinly Sliced Prosciutto
- 2 TB Olive, Grapeseed or Canola Oil
- Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
- 1 Cup Verdejo (or other crisp white wine like Pinot Grigio)
- 2 TB Lemon Juice
- Kitchen Twine
Lay the chicken breasts out on a cutting board. Sprinkle with the rosemary, sage and thyme. Cover each breast with a slice of Prosciutto. Roll up each breast tightly and tie with kitchen twine. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium high. Place the chicken in the skillet and sauté until golden brown. Add the wine and lemon juice, cover and simmer on low for 20 -30 minutes or until done. Serve on roasted herbed veggies (recipe below) polenta or rice.
Herb Rubbed Veggies
- 3 Cups Sliced Zucchini
- 2 Cut Red Peppers
- 2 Cups Sliced Yellow Squash
- 2 Large Red Onions, peeled and quartered
- 1 Large Head Fennel, Sliced
- 3 TB Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 TB Olive Oil
- ½ Tsp Dried Basil
- ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
- ½ Tsp Dried Tarragon
- ½ Tsp Dried Thyme
- ½ Tsp Dried Parsley
- ½ Tsp Dried Rosemary
- ½ Tsp Each, Salt and Pepper
- 4 Garlic Cloves, Grated
Preheat oven to 425F. Toss all the ingredients together and scatter them out on a 13 x 9-inch baking sheet. Cover and roast at 425F for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
No. 2 : Kitchen Smidgen
What’s a saltimbocca? The Italian word means “jumps in your mouth” and it refers to a classic Italian recipe of thinly sliced veal that is layered with prosciutto and then rolled and cooked with wine and herbs. We’re substituting chicken for the veal in this recipe, but otherwise it uses the same ideas as the original!
No. 3 : Get Creative
I use Kitchen Twine to create lots of different recipes. I use it to roll up chicken like in this recipe, a white fish filet filled with pesto, a pork tenderloin with mushrooms or to create a beef Braciole – called Involutini in Italy – that is flank steak stuffed with onions, garlic, herbs and veggies. In Germany, this type of rolled meat or poultry is called Roulade. In other parts of Europe, rolled, stuffed and tied meat is called a “Bird” whether or not is made with Poultry!
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
Total Wine about $16.00
Its definitely Verdejo season! What’s that you ask? Its any season that we enjoy crisp salads, light fish dishes, veggies and chicken full of herbaceous flavors. If you are a fan of Pinot Grigio, you’ll notice acidity and fruit forward flavor like the Pinot – but Verdejo is rounder and more mouth filling, and lots more aromatic!