Chicken saltimbocca with basil mash

Chicken saltimbocca with basil mash

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A delicious combination of ham, basil and chicken which is easy to make and low fat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
481
protein
47g
carbs
50g
fat
11g
saturates
3g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • 2 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp marsala
  • 100ml chicken stock

For the basil mash

  • 500g potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped basil

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Method

  1. Make the mash: boil the potatoes in salted water for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain and mash well. Stir in the milk, then the Parmesan and basil. Season with black pepper and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, sit the chicken breasts on a board and cut through them horizontally leaving one side attached. Open them up like a book and lay a basil leaf on top of each, topped with a slice of prosciutto. Secure with a cocktail stick.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and add the chicken breasts, hamside down. Cook for 2-3 mins until golden, then turn over and cook for 2 mins more. Pour over the Marsala and allow to bubble for 1 min. Add the stock and simmer for 5 mins until the chicken is cooked. Lift the chicken out, cover to keep warm, then boil the pan juices to reduce a little. Serve with the basil mash and a green salad on the side, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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annbirchall's picture
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Easy to do and incredibly tasty, would happily eat this in a restaurant.

flowerladyofrye's picture
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Just made this for tea tonight,Me and my Husband thought this dish was rather delicious and a perfect winter warming dinner & nice and rustic !! so easy and simple to cook. will definately cook it again.

flowerladyofrye's picture
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Just made this for tea tonight,Me and my Husband thought this dish was rather delicious and a perfect winter warming dinner & nice and rustic !! so easy and simple to cook. will definately cook it again.

bumblepest's picture
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Very easy and tasty. Made this twice now & had appreciative response each time.

ade_in_the_kitchen's picture
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Very quick to prep and make, very tasty and well received by my harshest critic, my wife!

hannag's picture
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Just made this for dinner - very quick and easy - and really, really tasty - will definitely be making this again :0)

jennypiccolo's picture
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Quick, easy and tasty, good for a midweek family meal.

filomena_bianco's picture
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A family favourite. Quick, easy and really tasty!

vlaoverton's picture
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Yummy! I used a few basil leaves on each chicken breast just for a bit more flavour which was nice. Really easy and quick to cook.

eleanormayo's picture
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Really quick and easy saltimbocca recipe, although I couldn't quite figure out how to slit my chicken, so just bashed it flat with a rolling pin instead! And I added an extra splash of marsala at the end for a bit of added richness.

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