Nate and I normally don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day like that. One, Nate nor I are really the uber romantic type, and two, I honestly think you should show these nice gestures other days as well. You can’t limit showing your love to one day! lol Any who, Sunday I decided to make us a delicious dinner. I started back serving again on weekends (as if I have any extra time lol), and asked the chef for a really good chicken recipe. I wanted to try something new instead of cooking our usual favorite, Chicken Marsala. So, he told me to try a Saltimbocca. Continue to read to find out how I created this dish and how it turned out!
I went online and searched for some recipes, and the majority of them all looked amazing, not to mention fairly easy to make. A good bit of them had cheese on it, which I figured I could remove the cheese for my non-cheese eating fiancé. Then, a good bit of them had Marsala style sauce that went on them, and remember I was trying to avoid making that dish, so I had to find a different sauce to top it with. I found something similar to a Piccata sauce, minus the cream.
with Lemon White Wine Sauce
- 1 box fettuccine
- 1 stick butter
- 3/4 cup chick stock
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 large lemons
- 3 large chicken breast (boneless)
- olive oil
- all purpose flour
- baby bella mushrooms
- prosciutto slices
Slice the 3 chicken breast in halves
I didn’t realize how small the pieces of sage were, I would use 1-2 if they are larger leaves, if not, a few won’t hurt.
Add a slice of prosciutto over the chicken breast, sage side up.
Pour flour to a large boil and add salt and pepper, then stir. Cover each breast in flour to give a light crispy layer.
Melt half a stick of butter in a large skillet pan, and begin cooking the pieces of chicken until done.
Begin boiling a pot of fettuccine noodles with olive oil, parsley, and a pinch of salt. Boil until tender.
Take the two lemons, cut in half and juice them.
In a medium size pan, begin sauteing the mushrooms in olive oil, with salt and pepper. Once golden brown, pour in the dry white wine and let it boil. Once boiling, add the lemon juice, chicken stock, other half stick of butter, and parsley to the pan and let simmer.
Once the chicken and the white wine sauce is done, add the sauce to the pan of chicken and let it simmer to soak up the flavor. Then serve!
Over all the dish taste great! I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to whip this dish up! lol Nate enjoyed it as well, though he said I might have gotten heavy-handed with the salt. I usually don’t measure seasoning and spices, so handle with care. What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Have you ever tried Saltimbocca? Any experiences cooking a similar dish? Let me know in the comments below!
I LOVE this recipe! anything with chicken,wine and pasta I love it. I’m actually thinking of doing this for dinner tonight! you’re such an inspiration and I will elt you know how it goes! SCORE !!!! thanks for the recipe.
OMG, reading your post and looking at these pictures make me so hungry. The food looks amazing. I’m in my way to the store to buy the ingredients and make this tonight 🙂
oh my god, I am writing this on an empty stomach and my mouth just watered reading and looking at your pictures. Gotta save this recipe so I can try to recreate and now I am going to eat!!
~ xo Sheree
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Katya | Style Sprinter says
Your photos are so beautiful in this post! Taking the time to cook a nice dinner for a loved one is a great way to show you care, I’m sure Nate really appreciated the gesture!
You definitely have lots of cooking skills and I’m so glad Nate loved it. The Saltimbocca with lemon recipe was a great choice and it really looks delicious. Happy BELATED Valentine’s Day to you both!!!
Thank you for sharing
This looks SO good! Chicken Saltimbocca is one of my favorite dishes from my favorite Italian chain restaurant (Maggiano’s) but it never occurred to me to try making it at home! Seems fairly simple from this recipe so maybe I will give it a try!
Lily Rose says
Ive never tried Saltimbocca but it looks like a marsala. Which I love, so I’ll definitely try it out next. Hope you guys had a great V-day. Ours was pretty relaxing too, we didn’t celebrate big or anything.
-Lily from With Love Lily Rose
Thomas Falkenstedt says
Why do I always read your blog when I’m hungry? Or is it your blog that makes me hungry? I opt for the latter and just have to say I admire your cooking skills! As you made it sound fairly easy I’ll actually try this recipe out this weekend as I finally have some time off. 🙂
Thank sor the recipe, looking like an italian food 🙂
This looks incredibly delicious! I really love to cook meals for my family and I know this is something they would all covet! You’ve broken the steps down so well! Thank for this awesome meal post!
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Gina Diaz says
The food looks very great! Thanks for sharing!!
Wow so impressed that this meal takes almost no time at all! I’m drooling right now. Looks amazing!
Jennifer Lee Quattrucci says
I am definitely going to try this recipe! It looks so delicious and I love how you explained it so clearly. I’ve ordered this dish in restaurants and had no idea how easy it was to make at home !
I have to try to cook it, it looks seriously delicious. I also think it is weird that a lot of people think that Valentine’s day is only one day when you show your love, what about anniversaries, birthdays. I think Valentine’s day need to be in calendar because it is an extra reason to celebrate and embrace your love!