Saltimbocca is a classic Roman dish. It's typically veal cutlets, with a sage leaf and prosciutto, served with a vegetable and a white-wine pan sauce. This version from the Kitchn is a great one-pan adaptation, and we love it. It may not be totally authentic, but hey. This recipe uses dried sage, and you can substitute any cheese you think sounds good. If it's gooey, you get bonus points. If you have fontina in the fridge, double bonus points.

 

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Shopping List

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets (or chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded a little)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounces small red potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto
  • 4 ounces fontina (or mozzarella, or swiss) cheese, shredded

Cooking Instructions

1

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and turn on the broiler to high. Meanwhile, cook the chicken and vegetables.

2

Pat the chicken with paper towels, then season both sides of the cutlets with the sage, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and pepper.

3

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 10-inch or larger cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the cutlets in a single layer without crowding the pan, working in batches if needed. Sear the chicken until the bottom is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the cutlets and continue searing until the other side is browned and the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate, tent with aluminum foil, and repeat cooking any remaining pieces.

4

Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the potatoes, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir to coat with the oil, and arrange in a single layer. Cook until the bottoms just start to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip with a spatula and continue cooking until lightly browned and tender, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the spinach and garlic and cook until just wilted, about 2 minutes.

5

Remove the skillet from the heat. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in a single layer. Top each cutlet with a slice of prosciutto, then sprinkle with the cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 1 minute.

6

Pour yourself a glass of great wine (if you didn't already) and Buon Appetito!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and turn on the broiler to high. Meanwhile, cook the chicken and vegetables.

2

Pat the chicken with paper towels, then season both sides of the cutlets with the sage, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and pepper.

3

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 10-inch or larger cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the cutlets in a single layer without crowding the pan, working in batches if needed. Sear the chicken until the bottom is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the cutlets and continue searing until the other side is browned and the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate, tent with aluminum foil, and repeat cooking any remaining pieces.

4

Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the potatoes, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir to coat with the oil, and arrange in a single layer. Cook until the bottoms just start to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip with a spatula and continue cooking until lightly browned and tender, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the spinach and garlic and cook until just wilted, about 2 minutes.

5

Remove the skillet from the heat. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in a single layer. Top each cutlet with a slice of prosciutto, then sprinkle with the cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 1 minute.

6

Pour yourself a glass of great wine (if you didn't already) and Buon Appetito!

Easy Saltimbocca