Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

Traveling for 3 weeks is pretty exhausting. The hubs and I enjoyed our time visiting my family in Cleveland, but then we had to head up to Montreal because I had a conference for work. Unfortunately a few days before we left Cleveland, I sprained my ankle. My right ankle is totally shot. I’ve sprained it so many times. One wrong step and I am done! My dad put in some new flooring in the garage over the cement, but he had not yet cut through the new flooring where there is a drain. So if you step in that spot, it sinks down. Sooo yeah…I stepped in that spot, with my right foot. Dad, if you are reading this, I am going to sue you, k? K.

Since we drove all the way to Cleveland, we decided to just drive to Montreal, and by “we”, I mean my husband. I sat and played on my phone and iPad like the entire time until we reached Canada and I lost my phone service! Wahhhhhh!

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

After getting lost just one time, we finally made it to the Westin hotel in Montreal. It was a really nice hotel and we had a great room! When we walked in, they had this nice spa-like music playing. And we also got stuck with a room with separate beds, which was actually a good thing as I could stretch out more!

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

After the first night in the hotel, I then got sick. I know, wtf? I am a complete disaster. So now I was sick and hobbling around. So pathetic! Due to my ankle, illness, and the fact I needed to work on my dissertation, we didn’t really get to explore the city much which was really disappointing because it was really cool! I didn’t even manage to get some poutine! :(

I did my poster presentation which went really well! Going to conferences is a great way to meet new people to collaborate with and to get some new ideas! But, after being away from home and in my condition, I really just wanted to go home! But, of course, we drove, so we then had to drive all the way from Montreal to Florida! The first day of our drive was just awful. It rained the entire time and it took us an extra two hours to get to our first stop for the night. And it didn’t just rain, it poured! We could barely see out the window.

Two days later, we finally made it home and we couldn’t be happier! And now my poor husband is sick! This certainly was not the most exciting trip. We had hoped to make a lot of stops along the way and to make a really fun trip out of it, but we just couldn’t with my deadline. And let me tell you, it is not wise to spend so much time in the car with a sprained ankle! I was in so much pain from the lack of keeping it elevated and icing it.

So that was our trip. Kind of disaster, right?

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

Anyway, let’s talk about this chicken. Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca. Wow, this was really tasty! And even better it was super easy to make! I loved the tang of the lemon and the saltiness from the prosciutto. And with the sage leaves, it was so flavorful! I served it with some lemon orzo and steamed broccoli. Totally making this again…and soon!

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

Yield: 4 servings

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca

Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca - pan sauteed chicken breasts are wrapped in prosciutto and sage and drizzled with fresh lemon juice!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 (4-ounce) chicken cutlets
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 10-12 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 8 thin strips
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • lemon wedges


  1. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with salt. Place 3 sage leaves on each cutlet; wrap 2 prosciutto slices around each cutlet, and secure the sage leaves in place.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add the chicken to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  3. Whisk together the broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture and the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Serve with additional lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 575mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g
Lemon Chicken Saltimbocca



  1. Okay so you were semi close to me. I mean not really but next province. I’m in Ontario. I spent oodles of time in Quebec as a kid as both my folks had family there and pretty much grew up there. It’s a gorgeous place. Sorry you didn’t get to explore more. I feel for you with the drive. We did Ontario to Florida in March and it was brutal. We’re not doing Ontario to Calgary in August which is about double and probably going to kill me. Me and the kids are driving out. I’m bringing my son out to University there. Going to be hard to leave him behind when we head back. Anyhow I am rambling as I often do. So to recap:
    Sorry you got sick.
    Sorry you lost your phone service.
    Sorry you hurt your ankle.
    But love your chicken and am bookmarking it.
    Yah, I know, I talk too much. xx

  2. Besides some minor mishaps, it sounds like a fabulous trip my friend :D
    What a delicious chicken recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Oh no! Sorry for all that went wrong but that chicken looks incredibly delicious! :)

  4. You poor dear!! Sprained ankle… getting sick and then not even having any fun on the road trip. I hope your hubby gets better too! :( So sad that you didn’t get to sight see… that’s my favorite thing to do. Now you’re actually cooking… I would need a week off from all that drama. This looks great… I actually have oodles of sage growing in a pot and am at a loss what to use it for…. this is a great one to try. Have a wonderful weekend… feel better… get some rest from your trip! ~ Ramona

  5. OH NO!! Sprained anything is really never any fun! That’s such a shame you didn’t get to go around and see all those things, but hey. You are still young! Plenty of time to do it all over again when you are in tip top shape! Feel better!!

  6. So sorry to hear about your ankle!!! No fun. :( Hope it gets to feeling better very soon.

    And this chicken looks AMAZING. Mmmm…all of my favorite ingredients!

  7. Yikes! What a trip! I hope your ankle is feeling better now that you’re home. Your chicken looks amazing…the sage in my garden got me thinking of this dish and I even bought the prosciutto. I will have to put it on the menu next week!!!

  8. This post really made me giggle, apologies if that sounds lacking in sympathy! I read so many posts on blogs about how perfect life is, how great the day went, how perfect the children are….. it is refreshing to read a ‘real life’ sorta situation.

    Thanks, oh and I love this recipe, very much like my Mum’s Lemon Chicken recipe which I adore.

  9. Oh my goodness! This looks so good!

  10. Ouch,what a trip :) I hope you both feeling better by now, I’ve been to Montreal once,I love the city.
    Great lemon chicken recipe and anything on the plate looks simply delicious !!

  11. This looks fantastic! So glad you are home safe and feeling better. (Holy moly rain!!)

  12. I’m so sorry to hear that your trip wasn’t the amazing road trip you wanted it to be. Also, ouch! Your poor ankle. I hope you feel better soon.

    As for this dish, it looks amazing. Yum!

  13. What a beautiful recipe!! I’m dying to go to Montreal, ah! so jealous.

  14. Hi Stephanie, I’m happy to hear that you are back home, safe and sound. I can’t believe all the bad luck you encountered along the way… I hope you still managed to have flashes of fun in Mtl. This chicken looks delightful – the flavours are just fantastic and I bet it’s juicy and delicious.

  15. So sorry that you got sick on your trip! David and I went to Paris for our honeymoon and the day we left I came down with a totally wicked cold. However, that chicken looks wonderful. Welcome home!

  16. Montreal sure is beautiful. I lived there for a few years.

  17. This is so beautiful! I’m already thinking about ways to make a vegetarian version! :D

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