Saltimbocca means “jump in the mouth”–apt for a fast dish that marries woodsy sage, bright lemon, and salty prosciutto.
- Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cutlet and 2 tablespoons sauce)
- 4 (4-ounce) chicken cutlets
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 12 fresh sage leaves
- 2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 8 thin strips
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/3 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 4 lemon wedges (optional)
- Sprinkle the chicken evenly with salt. Place 3 sage leaves on each cutlet, wrap 2 prosciutto slices around each cutlet, securing sage leaves in place.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan, cook for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan, keep warm.
- Combine broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small bowl, stir with a whisk until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture and the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.