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Chicken saltimbocca

by Christina Julia

Chicken saltimbocca

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 3 skinless chicken breast fillets, halved lengthways
  • 6 thin slices boiled ham
  • 6 slices Emmenthal cheese
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried sage
  • 75g/3oz fine dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 50g/2oz butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/
    350°F/Gas mark 4.
  • Put the chicken fillets, bottom side
    up, between two pieces of cling
    film. Working out from the centre,
    pound each piece lightly with a
    meat mallet. Remove the cling film.
    Put a ham slice, a cheese slice and
    a few tomato slices on each piece.
  • Sprinkle each fillet lightly with the
    sage, and roll up Swiss-roll style.
    Press to seal well.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs,
    Parmesan and parsley. Dip the
    chicken in the butter, then roll in
    the breadcrumbs. Bake in a lightly
    oiled dish for 40–45 minutes

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