Sunday, June 8, 2008

Chicken Saltimbocca

I received a few new cookbooks from
my colleagues at work recently
~Thank You ~
and so my husband and I selected
a few new recipes to make this week
for dinner.
His selection was:
Chicken Saltimbocca
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Coarse salt and ground pepper
16 fresh whole sage leaves
4 (6 to 8 ounces each) chicken cutlets
4 -6 slices (3 ounces) thinly-sliced proscuitto
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs butter
5 ounces baby portabello mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup Marsala wine
3 tbs water
1/3 cup creme fraiche
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley
kosher salt
Cooking Instructions:
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
In a shallow bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt
and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
Lay 3 sage leaves on each cutlet, then wrap a prosciutto slice
around middle of each cutlet, encasing sage.
Dredge cutlets in seasoned flour; tap off excess.
In a large nonstick skillet heat oil and butter.
Place chicken in pan with the prosciutto
seam side down and cook turning once,
until lightly brown on each side about 5 minutes.
Transfer chicken to a roasting pan and bake,
uncovered, for about 10 minutes.
Turn the heat under skillet to high
add the mushrooms and garlic
Cook for about 4 minutes stirring constantly.
Add the Marsala and remaining 4 sage leaves
Bring to a boil, cooking until most of the liquid is gone.
Add the water, take pan off heat and add the creme fraiche
and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken on plate and spoon a little of the
mushroom mixture on top of the chicken.

I give this recipe five stars (out of five)
because the chicken was so tender
and the sage and prociutto were
a wonderful combination.
It is because of the wonderful herb sage in this
recipe that I have decided to submit it to Kalyn's
Weekend Herb Blogging Event that is being hosted by
Maninas from Maninas: Food Matters this week.


Marsha said...

Let me know next time you need sage. I have a sage plant and haven't yet come up with a recipe I really like. I am happy to donate leaves to you.

Natashya said...

Your sage chicken looks great, I'll be right over with a nice bottle of wine! Save me some.

maninas said...

Many thanks for the yummy WHB entry! :D

Kalyn said...

This sounds just wonderful. I've always wanted to try this dish, such a great combination.

marye said...

it looks wonderful!