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Lisa’s Chicken from Sostanza in Florence

Chicken from Sostanza in Florence

This recipe comes from a trattoria hidden away on a small side street in Florence. Lisa and her children used to go there often- in fact, Lisa’s youngest son Guido became known as the terremoto, the earthquake, by the owners and staff, thanks to an episode involving his stroller, eager small hands, and clean silverware (you can hear Lisa share this family memory in the full recipe video on YouTube here). This recipe is all buttery goodness- enjoy with your treasured family and friends! Buon Appetito e Tutti a Tavola!

Lisa’s Chicken from Sostanza in Florence Ingredients:

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, at least 1/4 inch thick

Sea Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Lisa’s Chicken from Sostanza in Florence Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and add to the butter, sautéing until golden brown and crispy, 4-5 minutes per side.

Chicken from Sostanza in FlorenceChicken from Sostanza in Florence

Transfer the breasts to a large baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, until cooked through. Pour the butter remaining in the skillet over the chicken.

Chicken from Sostanza in Florence


  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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