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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2004


Recipe Summary

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


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; calories from fat 18%; fat 4.4g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 40.5g; carbohydrates 2.5g; fiber 0.1g; cholesterol 99mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 675mg; calcium 26mg.