Saltimbocca alla pollo (Italian chicken escalopes) recipe

16 ratings Rate
  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 255 calories / serving
Share
Rate
Rate
Binder
Add this recipe to your binder.
Add
Mealplan
Saltimbocca alla pollo hero

Cut each chicken breast in half horizontally to make two thinner, flatter escalopes. Put each escalope between cling film and bat out with a rolling pin, to a depth of about 1cm (1.2in), being careful not to tear them. Season well.

Wrap a slice of Parma ham around each escalope. Top with a sage leaf and secure with a cocktail stick, by pushing it through the layers and back up, like a shallow stitch.

Season the flour with salt and pepper and dust each escalope lightly on both sides.

Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan until foaming. Sauté the escalopes sage-side down for 2 minutes over a high heat. Turn over, add the vermouth or marsala and cook for a further 2 minutes until cooked through with no pink showing. 

See more Italian recipes 

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home and view the full Food safety at home video.

Text
ingredients
Email recipe details
Print recipe
  • Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices Parma ham
  • 8 large, fresh sage leaves
  • 25g (1oz) plain flour
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 50g (2oz) butter
  • splash of vermouth or marsala or a sprig of fresh rosemary
Shop ingredients
Ways to shop
Look out for this basket to buy recipe ingredients.
Find out more

or
  • Energy 1068kj 255kcal 13%
  • Fat 15g 21%
  • Saturates 4g 20%
  • Sugars 9g 10%
  • Salt 0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.9g Protein 20.3g Fibre 2.8g

Convert

Text me the ingredients

Simply enter your mobile number below to receive the ingredients for this recipe by text

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.