The Chew: Mario Batali & Ginger Zee
Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee joined Mario Batali in the kitchen as a guest co-host to make this delicious dinner idea featuring Chicken Saltimbocca and Charred Chile Garlic Broccoli.
Zee is newly engaged to fiance Ben, and she said she loves to cook when she can find the time. She admitted that he spends more time in the kitchen than she does. They are getting married in Michigan in June 2014, and she loves Michigan so much that she should do tourism ads for them.
The Chew: Mario Batali Chicken Saltimbocca & Charred Chile Garlic Broccoli Recipe Ingredients
Make sure to cut the broccoli lengthwise. Pounding the meat thinly allows it to cook faster, while wrapping the prosciutto with the meat gives you a combination of textures and flavors. Batali playfully offered to cater her wedding. Also make sure to toss the broccoli mixture frequently while it’s cooking, so it won’t stick.
- 1 lb Skin-on Boneless Chicken Thighs, pounded thin
- 1/4 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup White Wine
- 1/4 cup chopped Basil
- 1/2 bunch Marjoram (or use Oregano)
- 4 oz Prosciutto
- 1 28 oz can crushed Whole Peeled Tomatoes
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 bunch sliced Broccoli
- 2 tbsp chopped Pickled Chile Peppers
- 2 tbsp White Wine
- 3 cloves sliced Garlic
- Juice and zest of 1 Lemon
- Salt & Pepper
Mario Batali: The Chew Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe Directions with Charred Chile Garlic Broccoli
- Arrange Marjoram leaves under the chicken’s skin.
- Wrap thigh in prosciutto.
- Dust chicken with flour.
- Heat olive oil and brown chicken, skin side down.
- Cook without moving it for the first four to five minutes.
- Flip chicken over to finish cooking.
- Deglaze with white wine.
- Add tomatoes, cooking to reduce for about five minutes.
- Chicken should be cooked through.
- Add basil and freshly grated cheese. Serve with broccoli.
- To make the broccoli, heat olive oil on high in a skillet.
- Cook broccoli, tossing with chiles, lemon zest and garlic.
- Once broccoli is lightly charred, add wine, salt and pepper.
- After wine has reduced by half, it is ready to serve.