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Friday, August 19, 2011

Chicken Saltimbocca

This is a classic Italian dish that literally means "jumps in the mouth". Take a look at the ingredients and it is clear that it will jump in your mouth with all those great flavors.

A recipe for 4
4 boneless chicken breasts (3-4 ounces each)
Black pepper
4 tablespoons Olive oil
½ cup onion sliced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 shallots sliced
3-4 slices prosciutto ham chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1-2 cups chicken broth
1 Teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon cold butter

Season the chicken breast with pepper. Then heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over high heat and sauté the chicken breast on both sides until thoroughly cooked then reserve in a warm place. Next add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and begin to sauté the onion, garlic and shallot for several minutes, next add in the ham and tomato then cook for another couple of minutes. Finally add in the chicken broth, fresh thyme and butter then return the cooked chicken to the pan to heat through.

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