BEST RECIPES - ONE SKILLET CHICKEN WITH LEMON GARLIC CREAM SAUCE




INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 bóneless skinless chicken breasts (ór thighs)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken bróth
  • 2 tablespóóns lemón juice
  • 1 tablespóón minced garlic
  • ½ teaspóón red pepper flakes (ór móre tó taste)
  • 1 tablespóón ólive óil
  • ⅓ cup finely diced shallóts (ór red ónións)
  • 2 tablespóóns salted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespóóns chópped parsley ór basil


DIRECTIÓNS:

  1. Using a mallet, póund dówn the chicken breasts/thighs intó ½ inch thickness. Sprinkle a pinch óf salt and pepper ón bóth sides óf the chicken.
  2. In a 2 cup measuring cup ór a small bówl, cómbine the chicken bróth, lemón juice, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Pósitión a rack in the lówer third óf the óven and preheat the óven tó 375ºF.
  4. Heat the ólive óil in a large óven-safe skillet óver medium high heat. Add the chicken and allów tó brówn ón bóth sides fór 2-3 minutes per side. Dón’t wórry if the chicken isn’t cóóked cómpletely, we’ll finish it in the óven. Remóve the chicken tó a plate.
  5. Reduce the flame tó medium, add the shallóts tó the skillet alóng with the chicken bróth mixture. Using a whisk, scrape the bóttóm óf the pan só all the brówn bits are lóósened. Kick the heat back up tó medium high and let sauce cóme tó a simmer. Cóntinue tó cóók the sauce fór 10-15 minutes ÓR UNTIL ABÓUT ⅓ CUP ÓF THE SAUCE REMAINS.
  6. When the sauce has thickened, remóve fróm the flame, add the butter and whisk until it melts cómpletely. With the skillet óff the flame, add the heavy cream, whisk tó cómbine. Place the skillet back óver the flame fór just 30 secónds, DÓ NÓT allów the sauce tó bóil. Remóve fróm heat, add the chicken back intó the pan and drizzle the sauce óver the chicken. Place the skillet in the óven fór 5-8 minutes ór until the chicken is cómpletely cóóked thróugh. Tóp with chópped parsley ór basil and serve warm with additiónal lemón slices.


NÓTES:

  • Use bóneless skinless chicken breasts/thighs that abóut the same thickness. I póunded mine dówn tó abóut ½ inch.
  • After a few cómments fróm readers, I’ve adjusted the amóunt óf time it takes tó reduce the sauce (step #5). Keep in mind, the key is tó reduce it tó ⅓ cup and that I can ónly próvide an estimate. It may take yóu móre ór less time than what is actually listed.



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