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Chicken Saltimbocca

 Chicken Saltimbocca
Tender chicken breast stuffed with ham and herbs. Brought to you by dLife®
4 ServingsPrep:15 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 ounces oregano leaves, fresh
  • 1/2 cup fresh sage
  • 12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 ounces sliced, smoked ham
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups spaghetti squash, warmed
  • Pinch salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a small bowl combine the basil, chives, oil, garlic, oregano, and
  • sage and set aside.
  • Pound the chicken breast lightly with the flat side of meat mallet
  • between 2 pieces of plastic wrap until the chicken is 1/2- to
  • 3/4-inch thick.
  • Take the herb mixture and spread 1/4 of it over each chicken breast.
  • Place 1/2 ham slice over the herb mixture on the chicken and roll up
  • the meat so that the filling is enclosed; secure the rolls with
  • toothpicks.

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Directions (continued)

  • Heat the grapeseed oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high
  • heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook seam side up for 2 to 3 minutes or
  • until the chicken has browned on one side. Turn the chicken over and
  • cook it for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.
  • Add the chicken broth to the skillet, reduce heat. Let simmer covered
  • for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken has become cooked through.
  • (Or, instead of simmering on stove, you can transfer the covered
  • skillet to a 350-degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.)
  • Move the chicken to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes,
  • stirring occasionally or until it is heated through.
  • Take the chicken, removing the toothpicks, and cut it into slices
  • crosswise. Take individual plates or a large serving platter and
  • place the spaghetti squash on top, arranging the chicken slices
  • around the spaghetti squash and topping with the spaghetti sauce to
  • serve.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 214 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 269 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 3/4 fat.