PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH SHALLOT-THYME SAUCE

PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH SHALLOT-THYME SAUCE

Source canadianinquirer.net

Servings: 4
Start to finish: 1 hour

Chicken:
4 (12-ounce) bone-in split chicken breasts, trimmed, brined if desired
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Sauce:
1 large shallot, minced
3/4 cup chicken bone broth
1/2 cup dry vermouth or white wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces and chilled
Salt and pepper

For the chicken: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 F. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in 12-inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook breasts, skin side down, until well browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Flip breasts and brown lightly on second side, about 3 minutes. Flip breasts skin side down, transfer skillet to oven, and roast until chicken registers 160 F, 15 to 18 minutes.

Remove skillet from oven (skillet handle will be hot). Transfer chicken to serving dish and let rest while making sauce.

For the sauce: Being careful of hot skillet handle, pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat left in skillet. Add shallot and cook over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, vermouth, and thyme sprigs, scraping up any browned bits, and simmer until thickened and measures 2/3 cup, about 6 minutes.

Discard thyme sprigs and stir in any accumulated chicken juices. Reduce heat to low and whisk in butter, 1 piece at a time. Off heat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

Lemon Chicken

Wow, this was tasty!
🍋Lemon Chicken🍋
Pan Cook Chicken Breasts in a little Ghee or Butter with Salt and Pepper.
Remove the Chicken and place it on a bed of Arugula.
Next, place Lemon Slices in that same pan to brown them on each side. Set them aside when done. 
Then, add a little more Ghee, Butter, or Oil to the same pan and add 1/4 CUP Chicken BONE Broth of your choice
2 Fresh Cloves Minced Garlic, the Juice of 1/2 a large Lemon and 1 TBS Honey.
Cook it down on medium heat for about 3 minutes stirring often.
Generously spoon the Sauce over the Chicken and then place the Lemon Slices on top.
For the Asparagus, I just cooked it in a pan with a little oil, salt and pepper. Garnish your dish with Parsley and Microgreens.

Serves 2

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