Chicken saltimbocca with new potatoes, roasted asparagua and a munchkin

Yesterday, because Alberto had been at work since 5am, I offered to cook dinner and this Gino D’Acampo recipe caught my eye. It’s really tasty and quite quick and easy to do. I accompanied it with roasted asparagus and a munchkin. Don’t worry – we weren’t eating one of the inhabitants of The Land of Oz – a munchkin is a cute, tiny pumpkin which I boiled for just over 20 minutes, cut in half, de-seeded and popped a knob of butter on. Very tasty.

Serves 2

1 chicken breast per person, flattened
1 slice of Parma ham, per chicken breast
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 slices mozzarella per chicken breast
15g of butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
160g of new potatoes, sliced, boiled until tender and drained
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200.

Before starting the chicken, boil the sliced potatoes until tender, drain and set aside.

Place the chicken breast between two sheets of cling film, then flatten with a rolling pin until half as thick. (This is astonishingly therapeutic if you’ve had a frustrating day!)

Remove the cling film and lay the Parma ham on top of the chicken.

Heat the oil in an large frying pan and fry the chicken, chicken-side down, for 3-4 minutes.

Remove frmo the pan, place in a foil-lined roasting dish and lay the mozzarella slices on top of the ham.

Place in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes until the chicken is cooked though and the cheese has melted

Meanwhile heat the butter in a frying pan until foaming, add the potato slices and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Fry, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden-brown and crisp.

To serve, spoon the new potatoes onto a plate and top with the chicken.

Delicious!! Good old Gino!


P1050044 - warm





About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate (also Neil) and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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