Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Runaway Birds

Another delicious dish I learned in Italy. The sage leaves make the chicken look like it has wings and might run away!
6 chicken breasts halves, pounded thin
6 slices prosciutto
6 slices pecorino cheese
6 slices pancetta
18 sage leaves
2 large, thin scrambled egg omelets cut in 6 pieces
2 T butter
3 T oil

Layer the following on top of the chicken breast:
Sage leaf
Piece of omelet
Slice of prosciutto
Slice of cheese

Roll up and wrap with a slice of pancetta.

Tie with string, tucking another sage leaf on each side of the rolled up bird.

Heat butter and oil in a large skillet and fry birds until cooked through. The outside should be a deep brown and crispy.

To serve, remove the string and cut in half.


  1. I never seem to have much luck with pancetta. How thin should the slices be? I will plan to make this for Kate's family soon!

  2. The pancetta should be very thin - like the prosciutto. Let me know how it turns out and if they like it.