Chicken Saltimbocca with Escarole and Beans

Chicken Saltimbocca

Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca with Escarole and Beans


  • 4 (7 oz each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp sage leaves, chiffonade cut (fine strips)
  • 4 thin slices Prosciutto
  • Searing Flour (flour, salt, pepper mixture)
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 large cloves Peeled Garlic, minced
  • 1 bag chopped escarole (about 1 lb)
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans, undrained
  • 1 cup Chicken Culinary Stock
  • 1 lb broccoli crowns, cut into large pieces, stems attached
  • 4 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Place chicken breasts, smooth side up in a plastic food storage bag. Put 1/4 sage leaves and 1 slice prosciutto atop each breast. Pound both sides of breast with meat tenderizer mallet to even thickness (about 1/4 inch). (For best results, start in center, pounding outwards.) Pepper to taste; dust with pan-searing flour.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH until oil begins to faintly smoke. Add chicken. When edges begin to change color turn. Continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, 5-8 min. Check by inserting thermometer half way into thickest part. Remove chicken to platter.
  4. Reduce heat to MEDIUM; add remaining olive oil to pan. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add escarole, beans and broth, salt and pepper to taste. Cover; cook 3 min to wilt escarole.
  5. Uncover; cook 10 min, stirring occasionally (it will be soupy). While this is cooking, blanch broccoli in boiling salted water, until crisp tender, 3-4 min. Drain; keep warm. Return chicken to skillet on top of greens. Allow chicken to warm
  6. Arrange broccoli on platter. Top with greens, beans and chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

Personal Notes

This dish is slightly time consuming the first few times that you make.

Cooking time (duration): 50 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4 – 6

Inspired By: Chicken Saltimbocca with Escarole and Beans

Nutritional Information

Each serving (5 oz chicken, 1 cup beans & greens, 1/2 cup broc) contains 510 calories, 30 g carbohydrate, (13 g fiber), 57 g protein, 19 g fat, (5 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, and 1030 mg sodium.