Chicken Breast Fillets with Sage for a quick lunch

Chicken Breast Fillets with Sage for a quick lunch

By 17/01/2013

This won't take you longer than 15 minutes. It is a classic Italian way to do chicken breasts.

Italians usually prefer the dark meat of the chicken and usually do something different with the breast.

One way is to cook it in a pan with olive oil and herbs.  This is a last minute and tasty way to enjoy chicken. You can serve it with salad or with shredded raw cabbage which is in season now.

Instead of sage you can use rosemary instead if you prefer.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes



Cut the breasts into fillets, then rub them with salt and pepper


Roll them into flour

In a pan pour 4 tbsp of olive oil and put it on a source of heat

When the oil is hot lay the fillets on the pan with the sage leaves on them

cooking chicken fillets

Cook for about 10-15 minutes turning them on both sides until golden.

I love them with raw shredded cabbage. Make a dressing with olive oil, a drop of vinegar, a pinch of salt and mix it all well in. So tasty.

 chicken breasts with sage

I am submitting this recipe to Herbs on Saturday for Lavender and Lovage,  hosted this month by Vanesther at Bangers and Mash .

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6 Responses to Chicken Breast Fillets with Sage for a quick lunch

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  2. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    I personally prefer dark meat of the chicken as well, but this dish is definitely a great treat! I love sage along with many other herbs… 🙂

  3. La cucina diMolly

    Buonissimo, facile da fare e tanto gustoso! Penso che mi hai dato l’idea per il pranzo di oggi! Ciao e buon fine settimana!

  4. Mich Piece of Cake

    Looks simple and delicious! I am sure the sage leaves flavoured the chicken in an amazing way!

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