In the kitchen today, we welcome back Chef Sarah Bleich from The Local, making a Chicken Parm Hero with House Made Vodka Sauce.

Ingredients for the Vodka Sauce:

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Cup of basil, whole
  • 4oz vodka
  • 2oz good balsamic vinegar
  • 3-28 oz cans of San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 Cup heavy cream

Directions for the Vodka Sauce:

  1. Combine oil, onions, garlic and sun dried tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes on medium low until softened.
  2. Add vodka and turn off flame to medium high heat until the vodka has evaporated.
  3. Then add your basil, balsamic and canned tomatoes and cook for 35-45 minutes on a low simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and carefully blend.
  5. Return to the pot with the flame off and adjust seasonings and add your cream.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for a week, freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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