Chicken Saltimbocca
step-by-step directions

Mario's Chicken Saltimbocca with Capers and Grapefruit

  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 6 Chicken Thighs (boneless; skin on; pounded thin)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 6 slices Prosciutto
  • All-Purpose Flour (for dredging)
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons Capers
  • 10 large Green Olives (cut into quarters)
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Lemon (juice)
  • 3 tablespoons Flat-Leaf Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 Endive (sliced 1/2-inch thick)
step-by-step directions
  • Segment the grapefruit and reserve all the juices. Cut segments into thirds.
  • Place a large saute pan over medium-high heat. 
  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place skin side down on a cutting board. Grate Parmigiano evenly on the flesh side of the chicken and press a piece of prosciutto on top. Fold the thigh in half (so the skin is on the outside) and secure with a toothpick. Dredge in flour and shake off the excess.
  • Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and then add the chicken thighs. Work in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan, adding more oil as needed. Brown on each side until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain off excess oil, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan. 
  • Add in the butter. Toss in the garlic, capers and olives. Saute for one minute. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil. Cook for 30 seconds and then add in the reserved grapefruit juice. Add the chicken stock and swirl to emulsify. Simmer until thick.
  • Take the pan off the heat and adjust the seasoning with the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley, endive and the segmented grapefruit. Remove chicken to a platter along with the sauce.
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