Chicken with Provençal Sauce

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Recipe from Cooking Light

Provençal sauce, made from herbes de Provence, chicken broth, butter, garlic, and lemon juice, is a simple sauce that goes great with chicken. Serve this dish with roasted potato wedges.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth and herbes de Provence; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until broth mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat; add butter and lemon juice, stirring until butter melts. Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Notes

A heady combination of dried basil, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, lavender, and sage, herbes de Provence is a classic French seasoning. Try it in other Mediterranean dishes, such as pasta sauce or baked black olives.

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Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 248
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 40.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 376mg
  • Calcium: 32mg