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Pan-Seared Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 13 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast and 2 tablespoons garlic sauce)
Baking the garlic cloves brings out their sweet, buttery flavor and provides a rich, flavorful sauce for the chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 152
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • protein 26.9 g
  • carbohydrate 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 369 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with herb mixture.

  3. Heat oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Add garlic and 3/4 cup broth. Place pan in oven. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done and garlic cloves are soft.

  4. Remove pan from oven. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Add remaining 1/4 cup broth to pan. Mash garlic with a fork. Cook garlic mixture over medium heat 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated; stir. Serve garlic sauce over chicken.

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