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Ralph's Italian Restaurant's Chicken Trombino

Chicken Trombino Ralph Italian Restaurant
A secret Rubino family recipe!
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The Rubino family from Ralph's Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA have been making this dish for over 25 years, and people love it! The secret is in the garlic -- rather than using whole garlic, the Rubinos bring out the natural juices by putting the garlic in a food processor.
  • 4 6-oz chicken breasts
  • 2 plum tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 cups roasted peppers (diced)
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1/4  cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sauterne wine
  • 2 tablespoons cooked garlic (recipe to follow)
  • 1 cup grated sharp provolone cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 40 peeled garlic cloves
  • 5 cups olive oil
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  • 1
    4 6-oz chicken breasts
    1/4  cup olive oil
    2 tablespoons cooked garlic (recipe to follow)
    2 plum tomatoes (diced)
    6 basil leaves
    2 cups roasted peppers (diced)
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 cup sauterne wine
    1 cup grated sharp provolone cheese
    Grill chicken breasts 3 minutes on each side. Place aside. In 18 inch non-stick frying pan, add olive oil and garlic. When garlic is golden color, add diced tomatoes, basil leaves, roasted peppers, salt, black pepper. Saute  for 5 to 7 minutes on medium flame. Place chicken breast on top of ingredients in frying pan, deglaze with cup of sauterne wine. Top with provolone cheese and simmer for 3 additional minutes with a lid on top.
  • 2
    40 peeled garlic cloves
    5 cups olive oil
    For cooked garlic: Peel fresh garlic until you have about 40 cloves. Mince in food processor. Add 4 cups of oil to large frying pan. Heat oil on medium flame. Test oil by adding a small amount of garlic. Once oil is hot, add minced garlic, and lower flame. Saute garlic until in golden in color. Pour into metal container and add last cup of oil to stop cooking process. Cool, then refrigerate.

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