Paolo's Gourmet Chicken Martini
Chicken Martini a la Paolo’s Gourmet – Westwood NJ

Paolo’s Gourmet {48 Westwood Avenue, Westwood; 201.497.6688} serves up plenty of hearty Italian dishes from generous portions of savory pastas to traditionally-cooked pepperoni pizza and delicious antipasto platters of assorted cheeses, prosciutto and soppressata. But for the summertime, Chef Francesca Canciari is cooking up a special carb-friendly lemony chicken dish perfect for your outdoor table: Chicken Martini.


  • 3 pcs. 4 oz. chicken scaloppine
  • 2 cups of grated parmigiano
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 juice of lemons squeezed
  • 2 oz of white wine
  • 3 oz chopped shallots
  • 1 oz chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 oz corn starch
  • 3 oz olive oil
  • 2 oz water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cut and pound the chicken scaloppine. Dip chicken in egg yolk, season with salt and pepper, and bread with parmigiano. Fry in olive oil until golden crispy, set aside. In a sauté pan add butter, shallots and white wine for a few minutes. Add chicken stock and lemon juice. When boiling add 2 oz of cornstarch with 2 oz of cold water, let boil until sauce thickens. Place breaded chicken into sauce and continue cooking until chicken is tender.