Saltimbocca di Pollo - Delicious Italian chicken dish!


  • 2 pcs chicken breast
  • 6 skiver Parma ham / cured ham
  • 20 blader fresh sage
  • 2 dl wheat flour
  • 2 dl white wine
  • 3 dl chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 50 gram parmesan
  • olive oil for frying
  • salt and pepper

Saltimbocca di Pollo is an Italian classic. The original is made with thin slices of veal, but the version with chicken has become very popular because it is easier to get hold of and the result is perhaps even juicier. Saltimbocca means something like (salto in the mouth) to refer to the fact that this is a taste-wise feast. Serve with pasta or fried potatoes. At the bottom of the recipe, you will also find an instructional video of how I make the dish.


Step 1

Start by removing any skin from the chicken breasts and divide lengthwise so that you get two thinner parts of the chicken breast. I use a zip bag, but you can also use food paper. Place the half chicken fillets in between and beat with a rolling pin or similar until they become evenly thick and a little flatter. Add Parma ham, a little freshly ground pepper and 3 sage leaves per piece of chicken. I use a little olive oil between Parma ham and sage as a little glue. Put the plastic over again and press well so they stick together. I recommend watching the video at the bottom of this recipe that shows the whole process.

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Step 2

Find a plate and pour in the flour. Season the flour with salt and pepper and mix together. Dip the chicken pieces in the flour on both sides. This gives a good color when you fry and helps to thicken the sauce a little.

Step 3

Use a large frying pan and heat it up so it gets really hot. Pour in olive oil so that it just covers the bottom and put the chicken with Parma ham down first. Fry for about 2 minutes so that you get a golden and fried upper side. Turn the chicken over and add the butter and a whole clove of garlic. Allow to cook for about 1 minute before pouring over the white wine. Let this reduce a little before pouring in the chicken broth. Turn down the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the chicken is ready. I add some extra sage leaves to the sauce and grate some parmesan.

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Step 4

Place on a plate and pour the good sauce over it. Now the dish is ready to enjoy! Serve with a good pasta or fried potatoes. Here you can see a video of how I make the dish.

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