Dominick’s Chicken Saltimbocca

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Rob & I both love Italian food.  Years ago, before we moved to Florida,  we spent many Friday nights dining with our friends Gary & Vicky at an Italian restaurant named Dominick’s.  It was a little “hole in the wall” local restaurant on Lake Avenue in the Charlotte area of Rochester, NY and the food was always 5-star and packed with people.  Luckily Gary knew Dominick so we never had to wait long for a table.
I’ve had Chicken Saltimbocca at many restaurants. but Dominick’s was the best.  Instead of a couple of sage leaves and a slice of prosciutto on top, Dominick was much more generous with the sage leaves and entirely wrapped the chicken cutlet in prosciutto before frying.  His garlic wine sauce was delicious and he always served it over sauteed spinach laden with garlic.  DELICIOUS!
One night, despite the fact that the place was packed, Dominic invited us to take a quick glimpse into his hectic kitchen. What impressed me most was the quality of his kitchen tools. He had the best of everything from pots and pans to cutlery and serving dishes. That lesson stayed with me all those years and it’s why I prepare my recipes using the best tools I can afford. Trusted, tried and true brands such as Calphalon, All-Clad, KitchenAid, and Wusthof to name just a few. For this recipe, I used my large non-stick Calphalon skillet and of course the wonderful ingredient brands of Colavita, Land O Lakes, McCormick, Morton, and Kitchen Basics. Food just tastes better using the best!

Yield

4 servings

Pre Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Difficulty

Medium

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Season flattened chicken breasts with salt & pepper.
  • Place 4 large fresh sage leaves on each chicken breast and generously wrap with the prosciutto.|
  • Dredge the wrapped chicken breasts in flour and shake off excess.
  • Heat a large non-stick Calphalon skillet.  Add the oil and 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Add 2 chicken bundles and cook over high heat for about 3 minutes.  Turn the chicken another one minute.  Transfer to a plate and cook the additional chicken breast as directed.
  • Add the remaining butter to the skillet.  Add the wine cooking over high heat until reduced by half.
  •  Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil until reduced by half.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for about 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  • Transfer to a plate, pour sauce on top and serve.

An old neighborhood classic Saltimbocca that’s still the best! 
 

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