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Chicken Saltimbocca

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
The distinctive aromas and flavours of this Italian-inspired chicken dish are utterly sensational. It’s the perfect dish for a special occasion.

Ingredients

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

300 g, 2 x 150g, boneless

Sage, Dried

4 teaspoons, level, ideally use 4 sage leaves

Salt

1 pinch

Black pepper

teaspoons

Parma Ham

2 slice(s), thin

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Sweet Sherry

50 ml

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), chicken or vegetable, make up to 100ml with hot water

Broccoli, raw

50 g, to serve, and any mixture of fresh green veg

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts, well-spaced, on a large piece of cling film. Cover with a second piece of cling film. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, gently but firmly beat out the chicken breasts until flattened and an even thickness.
  2. Remove the cling film and place two sage leaves on top of each chicken breast. Season with a little salt and pepper, then place a slice of Parma ham on top of each one. Turn them over, then roll them up from the narrow end. The ham should be on the outside. Secure with cocktail sticks.
  3. Spray a heavy based frying pan with low fat cooking spray. Add the chicken & Parma rolls and cook over a medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes, turning often to seal them. Pour in the Marsala or sweet sherry, allow it to bubble up, then add the stock. Heat until simmering, then cover with a lid or piece of foil and turn the heat to low.
  4. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, spooning the juices over the chicken after 15 minutes. Serve the chicken, removing the cocktail sticks, with steamed fresh green vegetables.

Notes

Check that the chicken is cooked by piercing with a sharp knife – the juices should run clear.

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