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American Chicken Saltimbocca

American Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe pound chicken until thin adding ham, mozzarella and basil, and roll into a roulade. Quick, easy and elegant dinner. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword American, Chicken, Dinner for 4, Fresh Basil, Italian, Mozarella, Smoked Ham, Stuffed Chicken Breast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 374kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp Garlicky Onion Seasonings See Recipe on my blog

salt and pepper both sides chicken breast

  • 8-10 leaves of spinach per chicken roll
  • 1 half slice of ham no nitrates etc.
  • 1-2 leaves of basil per chicken roll
  • 1 slice of mozzarella per chicken roll


  • Preheat the oven to 425 F. 
  • First, butterfly the chicken. Butterflying chicken means to cut through the center of the chicken horizontally without cutting it in half leaving both pieces attached to each other. Then, simply open like a book. Next, fold open and the chicken will appear to look a little like a butterfly. While using a kitchen mallet hammer out the chicken until thin or approximately 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch.
  • Second, salt and pepper, and my Garlicky Onion Seasoning on both sides of the chicken. 
  • Thirdly, spread spinach over the top of a chicken slice, a half slice of ham, the basil and a slice of mozzarella. 
  • At last, roll the chicken up into small rolls. 
  • Finally, place toothpicks in them to keep the chicken closed. 
  • Place your chicken rolls onto an oiled dish.
  • Lastly, place inside oven and bake for 25 – 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Serve with maple mustard. Finally at the end, a slice of mozzarella and top with chiffonade basil.


    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 4.0
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 374
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 12 g 19 %
    Saturated Fat 6 g 28 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 38 mg13 13 %
    Sodium 300 mg 13 %
    Potassium 401 mg 11 %
    Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3 %
    Dietary Fiber 3 g 11 %
    Sugars 3 g  
    Protein 64 g 128 %
    Vitamin A 195 %
    Vitamin C 19 %
    Calcium 40 %
    Iron 27 %
    * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


    Calories: 374kcal