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.
Make sure to check out my keto chicken salad recipe also!
How To Make Chicken Saltimbocca
Make sure to start this recipe with boneless and skinless chicken thighs. They have way more flavor than chicken breasts and won’t dry out as easily. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper, place a fresh sage leaf in the middle, and wrap with one piece of prosciutto. Dredge the chicken in almond flour that is seasoned with salt and pepper and place on a wire rack.
The almond flour is what makes this recipe low carb and keto, and replaces all-purpose flour in the traditional recipe. Add enough olive or avocado oil to cover the bottom of a large non-stick pan and cook over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes, or until well browned. Flip and cook another 5 minutes then move to a clean wire rack to rest. Repeat with the remaining chicken and keep warm in the oven.
Keto Cauliflower Mash
I have quite a few recipes for cauliflower mash, but this one is my favorite. The reason I like it so much is because you first roast the cauliflower florets in a 450F oven until well browned, along with the brussels sprouts. This add tons of flavor to the mash, way more than just boiling it.
Go ahead and blend the cauliflower with hot cream that’s been wamred with garlic cloves and sage, and grate in a bunch of parmesan or percorino romano cheese. Once the mash is very creamy, chop the brussels sprouts and fold them in. If you have picky eaters in the house, I promise you they will enjoy this veggie pack ad low carb mash!
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