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Chicken Saltimbocca with Kale and Dried Figs

Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca with Kale and Dried Figs

Chicken Saltimbocca with Kale and Dried Figs

Savory and sweet, his Italian dinner has it all.
Usually a dish reserved for eating out at your local Italian restaurant, our take on Saltimbocca is surprisingly easy to pull off at home. We swap out the pricey and difficult to find veal cutlets for easy cooking chicken thighs, and cook them wrapped in prosciutto and sage until crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. Paired with a side of sautéed kale and figs, this is a dinner your family won’t forget.

Chicken Saltimbocca with Kale and Dried Figs
Savory and sweet, his Italian dinner has it all.
  • Prep Time : 20 min.
  • Cook Time : 20 min.
  • Total Time : 40 min.
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Begin by lightly seasoning the chicken thighs with salt and black pepper. Using 2-3 leaves of sage for each thigh, place the sage leaves on top of the chicken thighs, then wrap the thighs with 2-3 slices of the prosciutto, depending on the shape of the slices.
  3. Heat a large sautee over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and, seam-side down start to brown the prosciutto-wrapped thighs. After about 4 minutes, flip and brown the other side.
  4. Once both sides have been browned, add the butter and smashed garlic cloves. Place the pan in the oven and cook until the chicken thighs register 165F on a thermometer, about 10 minutes.
  5. While the chicken finishes cooking, cook the kale. Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in another large pan over medium heat. Add the figs, garlic and chili flakes. Cook for just a couple minutes, being careful not to brown the garlic too much. Add the kale and kosher salt.
  6. Using tongs or another utensil, move the kale around the pan until it begins to wilt. Increase the heat to high and add the balsamic vinegar. Cook until the vinegar has essentially evaporated.
  7. Once the chicken thighs are cooked, remove the thighs from the pan and add the lemon zest and juice from ½ the lemon to make a pan sauce.
  8. Serve the chicken with the kale and spoon the pan sauce over the chicken to finish.

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