"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand." -Ben Franklin

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca is traditionally made with prosciutto and sage cooked in white wine and butter, and some recipes call for cheese such as mozzarella or provolone as well. I slightly altered the recipe found in The Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Cordain and used ham instead of turkey breast (or prosciutto) and used multiple sage leaves instead of just one.

Ingredients (serves 4):
-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-4 thin slices of ham
-extra virgin olive oil
-fresh sage leaves
-black pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium; cook sage leaves for thirty seconds on each side and let drain on paper towel.

2. Season chicken breasts with black pepper. Place one piece of ham on each chicken breast and cook in skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side.

3. Place chicken in baking dish and place sage leaves on each chicken breast. Cook in oven for 15 minutes and enjoy!

Quote of the Day:
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf

(This post is featured in Primal Cave #9.)


  1. Found this via Chowstalker...I will definitely be making this one! I will probably add some cheese because I have some fresh mozz that I need to use up.

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