Herb and Butter Poached Chicken w/Vegetable


Today I decided to make dinner with french accent. Since I watched so many Julia Child cooking shows, and she inspires me to cook food like this wonderful dish.  Wanted quick and delicious dish. So I found this wonderful recipe.  It turn out amazing!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs) or chicken tenders
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium shallots, very finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and thickly sliced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered lengthwise and thickly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Preparation: 
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Heat the butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until softened, 2 minutes. Add the herbes de Provence, stir in the wine and cook 1 minute more. Add the chicken breasts and cook, turning frequently, for 3 minutes.

Cover the chicken with a piece of wax paper, then cover pan tightly as well. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your chicken. To avoid overcooking, check with an instant read thermometer and cook to an internal temperature of 160 to 165°F.

Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Return the pan to the stove and heat the juices over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, season with salt and pepper and sauté until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season again, and cook until they’re slightly softened, 2 minutes longer.

To serve, make a bed of vegetables on each plate, top with a chicken breast and spoon a little of the pan juices over the top.

Makes 4 servings

 

 

Bon Appetit!

 

recipe from: http://www.mygourmetconnection.com/recipes/main-courses/poultry/herb-butter-poached-chicken-vegetables.php

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