Monday, August 8, 2011

Recipe from a reader

Here is a recipe that was sent to me as a comment – thanks, Anonymous! I haven’t had a chance to try it myself yet but thought I should edit and post it here anyway. We can all do with new disguises for chicken! Enjoy.

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Here’s a chicken recipe for you all. What do you think?
Apple brandy chicken
4 chicken breast halves
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
1/3 cup apple brandy, such as Apple Jack or Calvados
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme

Flatten chicken; place chicken breast halves between pieces of plastic wrap and gently pound until thinned out and uniform in size.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a large heavy skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add chicken breasts.
Cook for about 5 minutes, until browned, then turn.
Add mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes longer.
Add green onions and apple brandy and cook for another minute, until chicken is cooked through and mushrooms are tender.
Add cream and thyme; simmer until thickened.
Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

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