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Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
(Serves 2)

This recipe takes a bit more time and is nice for a special occasion.
Serve over creamy polenta or mashed potatoes.

Ingredients:

Chicken:
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper

Sauce:
1 cup low-sodium beef broth
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
3 ounces thickly sliced pancetta, cut into matchstick-size strips
3.5 to 4 ounces shitake or baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon dried sage

Directions:

Prepare the chicken:
Slice each breast horizontally into 2 pieces.  Mix oil, garlic and rosemary in a
glass baking dish.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the
chicken to the oil mixture, turn to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2
hours.

To make the sauce:
Combine both broths and wine in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil and
cook until the liquid is reduced to 1 cup, about 15 minutes.  Remove from
heat and set aside.

Saute pancetta in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and
golden.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.  Add the
mushrooms to the skillet and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.  Add the
stock mixture and the cream to the skillet.  Simmer until reduced to a thick
sauce, 5 to 7 minutes.  Stir in pancetta and sage.

To grill the chicken:
Remove the chicken from the marinade.  Heat a stovetop grill pan or
countertop grill (such as a George Foreman grill).  Grill until cooked through,
2 to 3 minutes per side.

To serve:
Place chicken on top of or alongside polenta or mashed potatoes on
individual serving dishes.  Pour sauce over top.
Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Chicken Involtini with Asparagus
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

8 asparagus spears, woody ends removed
4 chicken cutlets
4 slices mortadella with pistachio nuts
4 thin slices Bel Paese or similar semi-soft cheese
Flour seasoned with salt and pepper for dredging
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons dry Marsala

Directions:

Blanch the asparagus in boiling water for 3 minutes.  Reserve 1/4 cup of the
blanching liquid.  Drain the asparagus, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

Place each chicken cutlet between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.  Pound to make
an approximate 5 x 7-inch rectangle.  Season with salt and pepper.  Trim the
mortadella and cheese slices to just a little smaller than the chicken.  Cover
each cutlet with a slice of mortadella and a slice of cheese.  Place an
asparagus spear at one end of the shorter side of the cutlet.  Place another
spear alongside with the tip in the opposite direction.  Roll each cutlet up
tightly and secure the end with a toothpick.  Roll in the seasoned flour to
coat.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter with the oil in a large skillet.  Fry the
chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.  Transfer the
chicken to a serving plate and keep warm.

Add the Marsala, reserved blanching liquid, and remaining butter to the
skillet.  Bring the sauce to a boil.  Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, scraping up
the brown bits in the pan.  The juices will reduce and thicken.  Taste for
seasoning and pour the sauce over the chicken rolls to serve.
RECIPES
Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Chicken Involtini with Asparagus
Lemon Chicken
Lemon Chicken
(Serves 2 -3)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup chicken broth or water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Pat the
chicken breasts dry and add them to the skillet.  Brown well on all sides,
about 5 minutes.  The chicken will be cooked for additional time later.
Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.

Add the onion and garlic to the skillet.  Saute until the onion is tender,
scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.  Add the chicken
broth, lemon juice, and oregano.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir to
combine.  Add the chicken breasts back to the skillet.  Simmer for 5
minutes, turn the breasts over, and cook another 5 minutes.  Remove the
chicken to a serving platter and spoon the juices over.
 
 
 
Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes
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EASY SAUTEED CHICKEN BREASTS

Season 4 small chicken breasts with salt
and pepper.  Saute in 2 tablespoons of olive
oil in a large skillet over medium heat until
golden on both sides, about 10 minutes. 
Cover the skillet and cook 3 minutes more.

CHICKEN ALLA VODKA

Make Easy Sauteed Chicken Breasts
(above) and remove to a plate.  Add 3
minced garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon
butter to the drippings in the skillet; cook 1
minute.  Add 2 cups tomato puree, 1/2 cup
cream, and 1/4 cup vodka.  Simmer the
sauce for 5 minutes, pour over the chicken
breasts and top with chopped basil.

CHICKEN WITH GRAPES

Make Easy Sauteed Chicken Breasts
(above)  adding 1 cup chopped leeks before
covering for the final 3 minutes.  Remove
the chicken to a plate.  Add 2 cups grapes
and 1/2 cup each cream and chicken broth
to the skillet.  Simmer the sauce until
reduced by half.  Add 1 tablespoon Dijon
mustard and some chopped parsley; pour
over the chicken breasts.
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