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Saltimbocca Chicken

Saltimbocca Chicken

with Green Beans & Pumpkin Mash

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Saltimbocca literally means ‘jumps in the mouth’ and it’s not hard to see why with this tasty supper. Butterflying and tenderising the chicken breast is worth the extra effort – it will allow the fillets to cook quickly and for the Serrano ham to crisp up beautifully.

Tags:Nut FreeGluten freeEgg FreeHigh Protein

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 portion


1 bunch


1 packet

Serrano ham

2 fillet

free range chicken breast

1 clove


1 packet

green beans



Not included in your delivery

2 tsp


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)2260 kJ
Fat27.6 g
of which saturates16.6 g
Carbohydrate16.5 g
of which sugars11.3 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein56.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium122 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
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Chopping board
Potato Masher
Rolling Pin
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan-forced. Cut the pumpkin into 2 cm pieces. Pick the sage leaves.


Place the pumpkin in a large saucepan of salted water. Cover and bring to the boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Return to the saucepan and generously season with saltand pepper. Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Cover to keep warm.


Meanwhile, in a medium ovenproof frying pan heat the butter over a medium-high heat. Fry the sage leaves until crispy, then remove from the pan.


Butterfly and tenderise the chicken breast. To tenderise the butterflied chicken, pound it with a meat mallet or rolling pin until it is an even thickness. Pounding breaks down fibres in the chicken and allows for fast cooking. It’s an important step to ensure your chicken cooks evenly in the allocated time. Layer up your saltimbocca by starting with a slice of Serrano ham on the bottom, top with a piece of chicken breast, crispy sage leaves, and then another piece of Serrano ham. Place the frying pan back over a medium-high heat. Add the layered chicken and cook for 1 minute on each side and then transfer to the oven for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. If you don't have an ovenproof frying pan, transfer chicken to a baking dish.


Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the garlic. Trim the ends of the green beans. Cut the lemon into wedges. In a small frying pan, add a dash of olive oil and the garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the green beans and cook, tossing, for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through and slightly tender.


Divide the pumpkin mash and garlic beans between plates. Top the mash with the saltimbocca chicken. Serve with the lemon wedges.