V-Day Chicken Saltimbocca

V-Day Chicken Saltimbocca

A dish to impress! Chicken saltimbocca are chicken cutlets wrapped in prosciutto and flavored with sage, an Italian dish that's worthy of company. It feels super fancy, but it's surprisingly simple to make at home.

Recipe Summary

15 minutes

Cook Time:
15 minutes

30 minutes



8 (6 ounce) chicken cutlets
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
16 large fresh sage leaves
16 thin slices prosciutto
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ stick butter


Step 1
If cutlets are thick, lay them between 2 sheets of wax paper and pound to 1/2-inch thickness with flat side of a meat mallet or bottom of a small, heavy skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put 2 large (or 5 small) sage leaves on top of each cutlet, then wrap 2 slices of prosciutto crosswise around each cutlet, holding sage in place.

Step 2
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 cutlets and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and remaining 4 cutlets.

Step 3
Add wine to skillet and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, 1 minute. Add broth and simmer until slightly reduced, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add butter and swirl skillet until butter has melted and sauce is creamy. Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce over each cutlet and serve.

Serving Tips:

Don’t leave your date wanting more. Here are some delicious servings pairings for this already impressive dish.

  • Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
  • Tomato Mozzarella Salad
  • Italian Peas
  • Creamy Parmesan Polenta

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