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Finger Lakes Chicken French
What is Chicken French? Ask a Rochesterian, and you’ll learn that this lightly fried chicken breast dish is the city’s culinary claim to fame—with the garbage plate a close second. Chicken francese, as it’s known at Italian-American restaurants from coast to coast, became a Rochester staple decades back, with restaurants putting creative spins on the cornstarch-based chicken breast coating and sherry-based sauce, and adding pasta and rice sides to make the perfect comfort food menu. Want to take your chicken for a French spin? Try this Rochester favorite in your own kitchen. Click here for a downloadable, printable card featuring this recipe.
Craft Beverage Pairing: Gruner Veltliner (wine); IPA (beer)