Chicken Saltimbocca Bites

These Chicken Saltimbocca Bites deliver flavor and will leave quite an impression on your guests!  

Combine the comfort of pasta, and the creaminess from a chicken and white wine sauce, top that with salty prosciutto, crispy spinach, and melted gruyere, and you will have a one-bite appetizer that is impressive on the palette and eyes!


chicken saltimbocca with thin spaghetti layered on white appetizer spoons

The Pasta Tweezer Tong

The pasta tweezer tong is one of my newer kitchen gadgets.  I love the art of plating to make every meal special, as long as the food tastes phenomenal!  It’s fun to make pasta dishes and appetizers with this gadget.  It makes the past look pretty!  

Don’t get me wrong.  I still love my spaghetti in a wide bowl smothered in Bolognese sauce.  Yet there are certain dishes like a fancy shrimp scampi that deserve a rolled pasta.

chicken saltimbocca with thin spaghetti layered on white appetizer spoons

Chicken Saltimbocca Bites

Foodie de Froid
Servings 18 appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Saltimbocca is an Italian term that means jump in the mouth! Thin strands of pasta are covered in a creamy chicken white wine sauce, topped with crispy prosciutto and frizzled spinach, and finished with melted gruyere cheese. Make these one-bite chicken saltimbocca appetizers and watch then disappear.
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  • 8 ounce thin spaghetti
  • 3 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup spinach mature
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine oak chardonnay
  • 1/2 cup condensed cream of chicken soup Pacific Brand
  • 1/8 tsp chili paste Sambal Oelek
  • 1/4 cup gruyere cheese finely shredded


  • Boil water, add pasta, and cook for 8 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse pasta with cool water.
    8 ounce thin spaghetti
  • Heat a 10" skillet on medium heat. Add prosciutto slices and cook until the pieces begin to firm up. Cut each prosciutto slice into 6 pieces for a total of 18.
    3 slices prosciutto
  • In the same skillet, add the olive oil. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the spinach and cook on medium-high heat until it frizzles and crisps. Remove and place on a paper towel to dry.
    1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 cup spinach
  • In a small saucepan, combine white wine and condensed soup, along with the Sambal Oelek. Stir in medium heat until combined and heated through.
    1/4 cup dry white wine, 1/2 cup condensed cream of chicken soup, 1/8 tsp chili paste
  • Take 8 pieces of the pasta and line them up alongside each other lengthwise. Take the pasta tweezer tong and pinch the pasta pieces around the top, ensuring you have all eight secure. Then twirl until all the pasta is rolled into a small ball of pasta. Slide the pasta off the tong onto one of the appetizer spoons. Continue until all 18 spoons have their pasta.
  • When you're ready to serve, top each ball of pasta with a tablespoon of the sauce, 1 piece of prosciutto, a few frizzles of spinach, and finally the grated gruyere cheese.
  • Torch the tops of the cheese until melted and beginning to brown.
    1/4 cup gruyere cheese
  • Serve immediately.


Mature spinach works best for this recipe.  Mature spinach has large leaves that are thicker than baby spinach and holds up beautifully when cooked and frizzled.  
Combine any leftover ingredients in a bowl.  You will have a delicious leftover treat in the morning.
You can also make a batch of Saltimbocca Chicken for dinner and save the portions noted above for appetizers the next day.  Quick and easy the next day.  I recommend making your pasta within 1 hour of assembling your appetizers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Calories 76


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword appetizer, chicken, holiday, prosciutto, recipe, saltimbocca, superbowl
Have you made this recipe? We'd love to hear how it was!

De Froid Tip: Food Arrangement

Set your spoons in a row across a long countertop. I did this with my salt block strawberries for my summer tasting party this year.  As a result, you will visually increase the WOW factor.  Then watch your guests line up for the tasting experience.  Unquestionably you will create a memorable WOW moment for your guests!

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