Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce

Chicken with Honey-Beer SauceRecipe
Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Opt for an inexpensive, full-flavored domestic beer, like Blue Moon wheat ale.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Cost per Serving:

$2.36

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Fat 4.5 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 40 g
Carbohydrate 7.8 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 544 mg
Calcium 27 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons canola oil
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
1/2 cup beer
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with pepper and salt. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add shallots to pan; cook 1 minute or until translucent. Combine beer and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add beer mixture to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Return chicken to pan; turn to coat with sauce. Sprinkle evenly with parsley.