Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chicken Breasts with Herb Butter Sauce

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I have a lot of recipes everywhere. I have cookbooks, cooking magazines, recipes printed from the internet, recipes pulled out of magazines, I have a ton that are saved on my computer, given to me by friends, starred in my google reader, etc. It would take me two lifetimes to make each one. Every once and a while I like to make myself go through the folders and binders filled with recipes and actually make something. I guess this is how I justify keeping them. So that is how I came across the recipe that I'm going to share with you today. I pulled this recipe from the April 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

Overall this is a good, easy, go to chicken recipe. I only need to make one recommendation. The recipe calls to brown the chicken over medium high heat in butter. This is fine but please mix a little oil into the pan otherwise your butter will burn and your garlic probably will too. This recipe makes a very nice little sauce and the chicken is topped with a gremolata (minced garlic, lemon zest, garlic and in this case oregano).

Ingredients

1/3 cup chopped Italian (flat leaf )parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 Tbsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic (about 3 cloves)
3 Tbsp. butter
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup chicken broth


Directions

1. In small bowl stir together parsley, oregano, lemon peel, and garlic. Set aside. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

2. In 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat cook chicken in butter for 6 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer to plate. Remove skillet from heat; stir in half herb mixture. Return to heat. Add broth; bring to boiling, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Return chicken to skillet; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

3. Serve with pan sauce; sprinkle with remaining herb mixture. Makes 4 servings.


15 comments:

Dajana said...

Sounds real good, it's so nice to be able to add fresh herbs.
Everything tastes better with them.

Denise said...

Love all the fresh herbs. Its such a pretty dish.

Giovanna said...

I love using fresh herbs in cooking! Your chicken dish looks wonderful : )

Dionne said...

I am so the same! If I find a good recipe, I save the link, and now I have a bunch of them all saved that I haven't even made. And now look, you've just given me a new one to add!

Bob said...

Looks great, I do something similar sometimes. I don't usually have all those fresh herbs though, that must be awesome.

DDpie said...

Just stopping by to say HI! LOL Seriously tho, that looks so fresh and summery...AND...I have the herbs in my garden!!! Guess I'll have to make this next week :)

Mom on the Run said...

This would be a good dish for my family. It looks delicious!

I too have a ton of recipes from everywhere and wish I had more time to fix them all!

Julie said...

Looks just delicious!

Chow and Chatter said...

By the way I changed my site address to https://chowandchatter.blogspot.com
To match the name ! Love Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I need to put myself on a cookbook-buying freeze until I actually get through some of them....

Culinary Alchemist said...

HA HA I Tweeted that is looked absolutely delicious, and forgot to post an actual comment. Anyway... Absolutely Delicious Looking... Yum-EE

MaRyA said...

sounds and looks good. seems easy enough.. will bookmark this one for lunch sometime soon!

Theresa said...

I have recipes all over the place and can't keep track any more. Looks good, Michele.

Patti T. said...

I love this time of year, when you can go out in the garden and pick whatever herbs you want to cook with and not pay the prices that they charge at the grocery store. This looks yummy!

Michele said...

Thanks everyone! Hope you all give it a try with whatever herbs you have growing in your garden!