This chicken recipe yields about four ounces cooked meat from one chicken breast and 3/4 teaspoon oil--about 3/4 of her daily meat and 15 percent of Nunes's oil allowance per MyPyramid recommendations.
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped dried figs (such as Mission)
How to Make It
Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium; add butter to pan. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth, vinegar, soy sauce, and figs. Simmer until sauce is reduced to 1 cup (about 3 minutes). Add 1 tablespoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut chicken breast halves lengthwise on the diagonal into slices. Serve sauce over chicken.
My Darling Husband fixed this for dinner tonight, and we're not sure we've ever had better food. This dish was better than eating at an expensive restaurant. We can't wait to serve it to friends and family. Exquisite!
This meal was really awesome, we used fresh black mission figs, and added 1 teaspoon of turbinado to the sauce to help sweeten a little, and it came out perfect. Our sides were toasted pine nut couscous and broccoli. Very good recipe!
This was really tasty. I realized after I started cooking that I couldn't find the dried figs I thought I had on hand. I had made fig jam the week before and had leftovers in the freezer, so I used that instead and it turned out really well. I served it with lemon couscous and hericot verts.
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