I wanted to create a keto comfort dish that tasted like you were being a naughty naughty boy/girl, but was actually 100% keto diet approved and full of flavor. This chicken saltimbocca recipe uses juicy chicken thighs wrapped in sage and salty prosciutto. We all know that Italian restaurants dip the chicken in flour before pan frying, but that is off-limits on keto.
Well thank goodness for almond flour. Just make sure to season the almond flour before dipping the chicken and remember that we always season at every step of the cooking process. Allow the chicken to sit at room temp. for 20 minutes so the crust can really setup and adhere to the meat.
I am taking a classic dish that we all know and love and making it keto diet friendly. This chicken saltimbocca recipe is keto thanks to almond flour and not using any white flour or cornstarch.
Chicken saltimbocca is thin cut chicken, fresh sage, and thin prosciutto, pan fried until golden brown and crispy.
Chicken Thigh Recipes
My favorite cut of chicken, hands down, is chicken thighs. I have many recipes for chicken thighs compared to using breasts because thighs have way more flavor and don’t dry out so easy. Check out my juicy chicken thigh recipe for lunch that is paired with roasted veggie salad. You don’t even have to heat it up – it can be eaten cold.
The roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts mash in the recipe is life! If you think you don’t like those veggies, think again my friend! When you roast these veggies at high temps, good things happen and the flavors are way better than your mama’s boiled brussels that made the house smell like a wet fart.
Once roasted, I puree the cauliflower in the blender with really good grassfed butter and lots of pecorino or parm cheese. Then I fold in the roughly chopped roasted brussels sprouts, creating a different texture. Just look at that sexy mash in the photo, all specked with brussels and looking like creamy mashed tators. If you are craving something like mashed tators on keto, then you gotta try this one!
Healthy Chicken Recipes
These are my jam folks! My website has dozens of healthy chicken recipes waiting for you to gobble them up – plus they are easy to make! This chicken saltimbocca recipe is very healthy and perfect for clean eating and the keto diet. Chicken thighs only have a bit more fat than breasts, but a ton more flavor, so check out my recipe page and filter for chicken recipes.