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How To Make Chicken Savoy

Italian Dinner

This is a recipe created by “Stretch” in the Belmont Tavern in Bloomfield NJ. It became a favorite with many of the restaurant’s patrons and had to be added to the daily menu. I read about it in one of the many food magazines we get, and it became a favorite of ours too. 

This dish is best served with a side of buttered rice.


  • 3-4 lbs chicken – cut in 8 pieces
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup romano cheese – grated
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar


  1. Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and sauté in the oil in a large ovenproof skillet until the skin is golden brown.Italian Dinner
  2. Using a mortar and pestle or a small food processor, make a paste with everything but the red wine vinegar and spread the paste evenly over the skin of the chicken.
  3. Transfer skillet to a 500º preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until chicken is done.
  4. Remove from oven – pour off the fat and add 1 cup red wine vinegar to the pan.
  5. Spoon sauce over the chicken and serve chicken with the remainder of the vinegar sauce on the side.

Buon Mangiata!


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