Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano’s 46 locations nationwide offer lunch, dinner, delivery and carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions are also available at select restaurants. Maggiano’s is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano’s, Brinker owns and operates Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Maggiano's Little Italy Copycat Recipe
4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts (lightly pounded to an even thickness)
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried sage
4 sage leaves, for garnish (optional)
2 slices prosciutto, large slices not paper-thin trimmed to fit chicken breasts
1/4 lb mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced and trimmed to fit chicken breasts
3/4 cup dry white wine
Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Spread the flour on a plate and dredge each breast, coating evenly and shaking off the excess. Set aside. In a large fry pan or saute pan over medium-high heat, melt 1 Tbs. of the butter with the olive oil until very hot. Add the chicken breasts and cook until the undersides are golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over and continue to cook until they feel firm when pressed in the centers, 4 to 6 minutes more. Reduce the heat to very low. Sprinkle the breasts evenly with the chopped or dried sage. Top each breast with a piece of prosciutto, then divide the cheese slices evenly among the breasts. Cover the pan tightly and cook until the cheese is melted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and tent with aluminum foil, being careful not to allow the foil to touch the cheese.
Sauce: Increase the heat to high. When the pan is sizzling, add the wine and deglaze the pan, stirring to scrape up any browned bits stuck on the pan bottom. Boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.
To Serve: Spoon an equal amount of the sauce over each breast, then garnish with a sage leaf. Serve with angel hair aglio olio. (See sidebar for recipe.)