Chicken Saltimbocca & Green Beans w/ Tomatoes & Basil

After a crazy week of work (thanks to conferences & mainly basketball – no complaints though, my girls are in the semifinals this week!), I finally got to cook this weekend.  I combined two recipes I found online for the chicken saltimbocca.  One was from foodnetwork.com (by Giada) and the other was from food.com.

Here are the links:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-saltimbocca-recipe/index.html

http://www.food.com/recipe/the-best-chicken-saltimbocca-158041 

I have made Giada’s version before.  I wanted to try something new.  I left out spinach and used sage instead.  I didn’t roll the chicken this time; instead I just layered it with sage, prosciutto, and shredded mozzarella.  For the sauce, I first deglazed with white wine, then added chicken stock and fresh lemon juice.  Seasoned with S&P, then took it off the heat and added a little butter.

I was very happy with the results.  I made couscous and green beans for sides (another Giada recipe).  I have made the green beans many times before and am never disappointed.  (I did use dried basil this time and left out the parmesan crisps.)  Here’s the link:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/sauteed-green-beans-with-tomatoes-and-basil-served-with-parmesan-crisps-recipe/index.html

Overall, it was a very satisfying meal.  I was very happy with it!  Here are some photos:

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