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Chicken Breasts with Tarragon-Caper Sauce

Chicken Breasts with Tarragon-Caper Sauce

It takes careful preparation to keep the skinless, boneless chicken breasts moist. Cook only until the breast feels firm when pressed in the thick center area.

Cooking Light JULY 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

Preparation

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.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan.

Add shallots to pan; sauté 1 minute or until tender. Combine broth and cornstarch, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture, capers, juice, and tarragon to pan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently. Serve sauce over the chicken.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 220
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 40.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 675mg
  • Calcium: 26mg
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