Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca

3 May

Welcome to your Tuesday, readers, and yet another installment of “Man Food with Mike”. Actually, it’s going to be “Man Food with Shellina”, which isn’t nearly as catchy, but just as informative and thrilling, I assure you. What’s that I hear? “Isn’t Mike supposed to be writing the Man Food posts?” Why yes, yes he is, and you’re perfectly welcome to email him about how disappointed you are in his lack of go-get-em-ness when it comes to getting his posts done on time. What? You don’t have his email address? Well, we’re married, so send the complaints to me and I’ll be sure to read them out loud at the dinner table. He’ll enjoy that, I’m sure.

All sarcasm aside, I am of course excited to do another post- this is my blog after all. But I am especially excited because this post is not just a recipe post, folks. Nay, it is much, much more than that. This is a post welcoming our first sponsor, Sweet Mother Nature. You’ll notice there’s an image in the right hand sidebar of the site that you can click on- but click AFTER you read the rest of this, okay? Anyway, click on that image, and you’ll go straight to the source of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly snacks and yummies that will no doubt win a place in your heart and home for years to come. You might remember that during our first few weeks of The Frugal Flambe, Sweet Mother Nature did an interview and a giveaway with us- so exciting. I’m pretty much beyond stoked to have them on board as a part of our growing crew here.

Speaking of growing- we ARE! We’ve hit 60 days of recipes and posts here at The Frugal Flambe, and just this week we passed 10,000 views. I am so thankful for all of the attention we’ve been getting, and am so thankful for each of you. Whether it’s your first time here, or you’ve been around since our beginning, we love and appreciate you- thanks for stopping by! Please do so again soon. Also, we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and FoodBuzz– so if you just can’t get enough, we’d love to see you there, too!

Now, on to the really juicy part of the post- the recipe! This is one from my mother-in-law, Mary. You might remember me referencing her and her amazing raspberry pie. If you liked that recipe, you’ll LOVE this one. She never lets us down.

Chicken Saltimbocca


  • 6 thin chicken breasts
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp tarragon
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup cooking sherry
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch blended with 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (f).
  2. With a meat mallet, gently pound out chicken breasts. They don’t have to be thin, but pounding them a bit can make them easier to fold. (we’ll be stuffing them)
  3. Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each breast.
  4. Fold breast together and skewer with two toothpicks.
  5. Dip chicken rolls inf lour to coat, shake off excess, then dip in eggs.
  6. Drain briefly and roll in mixture of crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and tarragon.
  7. Brown chicken rolls in butter in a large frying pan, turning to brown on all sides.
  8. Transfer to a baking dish and pour in chicken broth and sherry. (At this point, you can stop and refrigerate the chicken to cook later, if desired.)
  9. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes (40 minutes if refrigerated).
  10. Transfer chicken to serving platter.
  11. Drain sauce into a frying pan, bring to boil, and blend in cornstarch mixture. Stir until thickened.
  12. Pour sauce over chicken rolls, serve.

Do you have a fave stuffed chicken recipe? We’d love to hear it- share it in the comments.

Download the .pdf of this recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca


One Response to “Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca”

  1. Holly Henry May 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    This looks delicious. I bet it would be great entree for a dinner party!

    Thank you for sharing!


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