Chicken Breast with Pancetta Cream and Peas

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch  

You can substitute bacon for pancetta, and cream cheese for mascarpone.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and about 2 tablespoons sauce)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 37 Minutes
Total: 37 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 387
  • Fat: 17.9g
  • Saturated fat: 6.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.7g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 134mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 630mg
  • Calcium: 50mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 ounces pancetta, chopped
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove garlic from pan using a slotted spoon; reserve garlic. Increase heat to medium-high. Add pancetta; sauté 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove pancetta from pan using a slotted spoon; reserve pancetta.
  2. 2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; sauté 4 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan. Add wine; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until the liquid almost evaporates (about 3 minutes). Return chicken to pan. Add stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook for 6 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. 3. Add mascarpone to pan, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Combine water and flour, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; stir in pancetta, garlic, and peas. Cook 1 minute. Serve sauce over chicken.
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