Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

I was having a huge case of the NOMS the other day.  As in “Nom, nom, nom” {yes, multiple “noms”}.  Lately I have been craving this amazing Veal Saltimbocca I had in the West Village in NYC a few years back at a wonderful little eatery called Osso Buco.  Sadly that restaurant has since closed and, either way, it would have involved a plane ticket to go have it again so… what’s a girl to do?

Well, I got inventive and I decided to try and create a spin-off creamy chicken saltimbocca recipe in my slow cooker and the result was pretty awesome.

As in “put up your dukes and fight me for the leftovers” awesome.

It was so easy to make, too. This is a dish I cannot WAIT to serve the next time we have company and I will promise to behave myself and not challenge someone to a duel over the leftovers. I’m a lady, after all.

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

I’ll just hide them until after the guests leave.

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

Chicken breasts are pounded flat and rolled up with with a little fresh sage, prosciutto and gruyere cheese.

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

“Saltimbocca” {pronounced “Salt-eem-bo-kah”} actually means “Jump into the mouth” in Italian. Pretty clever, although I couldn’t get mine to do that no matter how hard I tried so I just used a fork.

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

We made three chicken breasts as that is what we had on hand.

It is so tender and creamy and the white wine in the sauce adds an amazing depth of flavor {although you can substitute chicken stock}.  It’s a new family favorite, and especially easy when you add the slow cooker into the mix.

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Saltimbocca by #italian #crockpot #foodie

It is deeee-lish and I hope you all enjoy it as well!  FYI – on the side I served my Drunken Lemon Orzo.  Another VERY easy dish and the perfect complement to your main course.

Do you have a dish that brings back a great memory?  Maybe you can re-invent it!  Either way, I’d love to hear all about it so be sure to leave me a comment and let me know.

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  1. says

    Claire – this looks awesome and I love how easy it sounds! I have a lot of dishes that bring back memories, but one in particular was an amazing Grand Marnier Souffle that I’ve been able to forget! I really need to try to re-create that at some point! Thanks for sharing your memory and recipe – pinning and buffering! Hugs! xoxo

  2. Brandon says

    Just made this for dinner,
    Great recipe… Very grandma comfort food… If you like thanksgiving traditional you’ll like the flavors in this dish.
    When this dish is cooked with veal or lamb instead of chicken you will know why Greek and Italians love this dish, the flavors will jump out at you. But with chicken I feel its missing that push of flavor I desire. All in all it isn’t a disappointment so you should give it a go.

  3. Joseph says

    My mom has a weight watcher’s recipe for this that’s not specifically a crockpot recipe. I’ll have to compare the 2 recipes and see if the one my mom has can be adapted for the crockpot. But looking at your recipe I think I could turn it into a lazy chicken saltimbocca. I could get 1 lb. of fresh chicken cut up into chunks from the supermarket, cut up the prosciutto, and use the equivalent amount of shredded cheese. All I would have to do would be to put the cheeses and flour (which I presume helps to thicken the sauce) in towards the final 1 – 1 1/2 hours of cooking (with cover off) until the sauce thickens. I could just skip the browning of the chicken in the oil if I felt truly lazy but I suppose I could still brown the chicken chunks a bit before adding them to the crockpot. But other than having to add the cheese and flour towards the end the procedure is roughly the same. the lazy version could be served over pasta or rice. :-)


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