Friday, May 6, 2011

Skillet Chicken Breast Aglio e Olio

This may sound fancy, but it is actually a pretty easy weeknight meal to pull together.  Another bonus is that is not only packed with flavor but a pretty healthful dish as well.  I find that everyone in my family enjoys this, I just do not serve my kids any of the peppers on their servings.  That is fine!  It leaves extra for my husband and I and we like things a little on the spicy side!

You should know, this was fantastic with the asparaugs pictured above.  Recipe for that coming soon!  It was a super easy and delicious side!

Skillet Chicken Breast Aglio e Olio

6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (I like to lightly pound mine to an even thickness)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 ounces)- (I put more on the plate to make it easier to dredge)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 to 3 tablespoons capers, drained
4 pickled hot cherry peppers, halved and seeded (I find the already sliced ones work nicely in this)
1 cup organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)-I use chicken broth since I always have it on hand.
1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Dredge chicken in flour.

Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add capers and peppers; cook 30 seconds. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Stir in breadcrumbs; cook until liquid thickens (about 1 minute). Taste sauce, and add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, if needed. Remove from heat; sprinkle with parsley

Source: Cooking Light

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  1. This chicken sounds fantastic Megan! And thank you so much on awarding me : ) I am so honored you love my blog!! I'm a big fan of yours too!

  2. Yummy. I have an obsession with capers. I need more recipes to use them. Glad to have found this one! Come on over and link up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

  3. Oh..I dont mind..being addict with this great food.You have wonderful recipes.I am your newest follower.Hope you can drop by and visit my blog too.Thanks

  4. OMG, that's sure one yummy recipe. I will definitely try that. I love chicken breast recipes. They seem easy to cook. Thanks for sharing.



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