Chicken Saltimbocca

with Butter Bean Mash and Green Beans
Low-Carb
Calorie smart
This Italian classic is traditionally made with veal and marinated in brine or wine. To speed things up, we're using chicken!
Cooking time: 30 min
Cals 606 · Prot 55 · Carbs 13 · Fat 37
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Ingredients
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Saltimbocca

Chicken breast
400 Grams
Smoked turkey bacon
60 Grams
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Fresh sage
15 Grams
Salted butter
50 Grams
Lemon
1 Piece
Capers
20 Grams

Side

White beans
400 Grams
Water
60 ML
Cream cheese
20 Grams
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp
Green beans
250 Grams

Instructions

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1 Simmer beans
Drain and rinse the white beans. Add them to a pan with the measured water. Simmer the beans over a low heat for 10 min. After 10 min, remove the beans from the heat, add the cream cheese and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
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2 Prep chicken
Meanwhile, wrap each chicken breast in cling film. Using a rolling pin, bash the chicken breasts until approx 1 cm thick. Season each chicken breast and wrap it in the turkey bacon. Secure the bacon with a tooth pick.
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3 Fry chicken
Heat a large pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, fry the chicken for 4 min on each side until cooked through. 
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4 Boil green beans
Meanwhile, pick the sage leaves and discard the stems. Trim the green beans. Boil the green beans in a pot of salted water for 4 min until tender. Drain.
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5 Make butter sauce
Once the chicken is cooked, add the butter and sage to the pan and cook for 2-3 min further or until the butter starts to turn light brown and smells of biscuits (don't let it burn though!). Remove the pan from the heat and add a generous squeeze of lemon juice and the capers
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6 Serve
Serve the chicken alongside the bean mash and green beans. Drizzle with the butter sauce. Garnish with any remaining lemon wedges.
Tips for fussy eaters
Not a lover of sage? Swap it for freshly sliced garlic!
Pro tip
If the chicken is browning too quickly without cooking all the way through, add a splash of water to the pan, reduce the heat and cover with a lid until fully cooked.

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