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Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca

with Mushroom Risotto

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The Italian word saltimbocca loosely translates as ‘jump in the mouth’. Tender chicken and savoury sage, all wrapped in serrano ham is a feast for the senses. It sits atop a porcini risotto enriched with butter and cheese. Italians call the final stage of risotto making where these are beaten in the 'mantecatura'. It makes everything extra creamy. Definitely something to make the taste buds leap for joy!


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Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)

Echalion Shallot

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 punnet(s)

Chestnut Mushrooms

1 bunch(es)

Flat Leaf Parsley

½ unit(s)


40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

1 pack(s)

Serrano Ham

2 unit(s)

Chicken Breast

1 unit(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

175 grams

Risotto Rice

15 grams

Unsalted Butter


15 grams

Porcini Mushrooms

1 bag(s)


Not included in your delivery

750 milliliter(s)


2 tbsp

Olive Oil

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3879 kJ
Energy (kcal)927 kcal
Fat36.0 g
of which saturates15.0 g
Carbohydrate77 g
of which sugars6.0 g
Protein74 g
Salt6.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Cutting board
Baking Dish
Large Pan
Aluminum Foil
Slotted Spoon
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Put the porcini mushrooms, chicken stock pot and water (amount specified in the ingredients list) in a large saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a simmmer to release the flavour of the mushrooms and stir to dissolve the stock pot. Halve, peel and chop the shallot into ½cm pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Thinly slice the chestnut mushrooms. Roughly chop the parsley (stalks and all). Zest the lemon.


Preheat your oven to 200°C. Lay two slices of serrano ham lengthways and slightly overlapping on a chopping board. Place the chicken breast horizontally across the middle of the ham. Wrap the ham around the chicken to enclose it. Place them seam-side down on a baking tray. Repeat with the remaining chicken and ham. Roast the chicken on the top shelf of your oven for 20-22 mins.


Meanwhile, put a glug of oil in a large, wide-bottomed saucepan on medium heat. Add the shallot and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until the shallot is soft, 5-6 mins. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Pour in the arborio rice and stir. Cook for 1 minute so the rice gets a good coating of the flavours in the pan. Add a ladle of the stock and stir. Once the rice has absorbed the stock, add another ladleful and repeat.


Continue adding ladlefuls of stock, stirring regularly until it has all been absorbed by the rice. This should take 20-25 mins. Don't leave the porcini mushrooms behind - make sure you add them too! TIP: Let the rice absorb each ladleful of stock before adding the next. In between stints of stirring, put olive oil (amount specified in the ingredients table) in a small bowl and add the lemon zest and parsely.


When the chicken is cooked through remove from your oven and leave to rest on the baking tray, covered in foil to keep warm. TIP: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle. When the risotto is ready, add the butter and hard Italian Cheese and stir vigorously. Taste the risotto for seasoning and add more salt and black pepper if you like.


Cut each chicken breast into six slices. Spoon the risotto into deep bowls and top with the rocket leaves. Sit the chicken on top of the rocket and finish with a drizzle of the lemon and parsley oil. Buon appetito!