I came across this recipe in Cuisine at Home magazine. I had never heard of chicken pomodoro so I wasn’t exactly sure if the recipe is similar to an authentic version of the dish or not. An internet search didn’t provide too much information, so maybe one of you can enlighten me!?!? In any case this is a really good dish. It is definitely one of those restaurant quality meals that your guests and/or loved ones will think you slaved away making, when in reality, it’s pretty simple to make. I served this with a side of pasta with a light tomato sauce.
The recipe calls for vodka, which kind of intrigued me. I cook with alcohol all the time, but if you are not too keen on doing this I’ve read that you can substitute white grape juice for vodka. However, I’ve never tried it so I am not saying that it will work or that it will taste good. If anyone has tried it or has other suggestions please share!! Anyway, be careful with the vodka…it is best to remove the pan from the heat and then add the vodka to deglaze the pan. Don’t forget to pound your chicken to ¼” thick to ensure even cooking. Also, I didn’t have any scallions on hand so I just cut up some fresh basil and used that to garnish.
Source: Cuisine at Home
10-12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded into cutlets
Salt & Pepper, to taste
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup vodka
½ cup chicken stock (or low-sodium chicken broth)
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
½ cup tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp. heavy cream
Scallions, for garnish
- Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper and then dredge in the flour.
- Heat a sauté pan to medium high and add the oil. When the oil is hot sauté the cutlets until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (approximately 5 minutes per side). Remove chicken to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Set aside.
- Remove pan from heat and deglaze with the vodka. Return to heat and cook until nearly evaporated.
- Add chicken stock and lemon juice and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium high. Stir in the cream and chopped tomato and heat through.
- Pour the sauce over the cutlets and garnish with scallions.
- Serve and enjoy!