So I took this picture and then ate this bite. It was just too good to pass up. So much flavor in this chicken saltimbocca recipe!
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5 from 7 votes

Delightful Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe

A perfectly easy meal that is ready in under 30 minutes. It has it all: juicy chicken, sauteed spinach, melty cheese and salty prosciutto. Delightful for any night of the week.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Scott G


For the Spinach Stuffing

  • 1 bag Baby Spinach
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Butter Unsalted
  • 1 Shallot Finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/4 TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 pinch Salt & Pepper Each
  • 1 squeeze Lemon Juice

For the Chicken Saltimbocca

  • 4 Chicken Breasts Boneless, skinless
  • 4 Slices Mozzarella
  • 4 Slices Prosciutto
  • 1 TSP Kosher Salt
  • 1 TSP Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Butter Unsalted


For the Spinach Stuffing

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then take a heavy bottom skillet and heat on high. Add in the olive oil and butter. When the butter has melted, add in the shallots.  Cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Then add in the garlic, spinach, salt and pepper. 
  • Using tongs, turn the spinach in the pan. When it has wilted, add in the red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon. Taste and adjust the seasoning. 
  • Drain the spinach in a fine mesh sieve over the sink. Press lightly with the back of a spoon to release the liquid. Set aside.

For the Chicken Saltimbocca

  • First, salt and pepper the chicken breasts on both sides. Next,  butterfly the chicken breasts from the lobe side. Stuff with the spinach and fold back over. 
  • Using the same heavy bottom skillet over high heat, add in the olive oil and butter. When it is hot, add in the stuffed chicken breasts. Allow to brown, then flip carefully using tongs. Allow to brown. Remove from the pan to a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet. Add cheese and then the prosciutto slices.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven when cooked through. Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 555kcal