Rating: 4.5 stars
26 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 5 star values: 20

For this gathering, the chicken is organic, from Sonoma's Petaluma Poultry. Seek out the best organic chicken in your area for this dish. Chef Simile's tips: Resting the chicken after roasting and then slicing against the grain will give you juicy, tender bites. To slice against the grain, position the chicken breast on a cutting board so the part that was attached to the wing is at the top of the board; slice from this point on a diagonal down the length of the breast.

Sandra Simile
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2010

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 breast half and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°.

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  • Sprinkle thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and rosemary evenly over chicken. Dredge chicken in flour; shake off excess flour. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 chicken breast halves to pan; cook 2 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; cook 1 minute. Remove chicken from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining chicken. Arrange chicken in a single layer on the rack of a roasting pan coated with cooking spray; place rack in pan. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken registers 160°. Remove from oven. Cover and let stand 10 minutes.

  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shallots to saucepan; sauté 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Stir in wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until wine is reduced to 1 cup. Add broth; cook 16 minutes or until broth mixture is reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and sugar. Gradually add butter, stirring constantly with a whisk until smooth. Serve sauce with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 4.1g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 35.2g; carbohydrates 5g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 105mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 349mg; calcium 26mg.
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