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Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken

Another week, another new chicken recipe.   I fear we may sprout feathers soon, but still, I keep finding great new ways to serve it up.    I picked up heavy cream and then completely forgot why, so I went in search of recipes that used it in my MasterCook files.   I found this recipe from Mother Thyme, and I knew it would be a gamble.   Jake doesn't like herbs or sauce.   Worst case, I figured I'd hold some of the chicken aside and he could have that.   I was shocked when he not only finished his chicken, he asked for more of the sauce to be spooned over his orzo.

I increased the sauce ratio slightly to have plenty for the pasta.   When it wasn't thickening like I wanted, I removed about a quarter cup, whisked in a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch and added it back to the pan.   Perfect!

Thanks so much to Jennifer at Mother Thyme for this fantastic recipe!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                     Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken

  1 package thin sliced chicken breasts
  1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon  salt
  1t  fresh cracked black pepper
     1/2      teaspoon  garlic powder
  2        tablespoons  olive oil
  2        tablespoons  butter
  1                cup  chicken broth
  1 1/2                cup  heavy whipping cream
  6          teaspoons  balsamic vinegar
  1           teaspoon dried basil
  1           teaspoon dried thyme
  1           teaspoon dried rosemary

Combine flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a shallow dish.    Dredge chicken and set aside.

Heat oil and butter over medium high heat.  Brown chicken on both sides and cook through.   Remove to a clean platter and keep warm.

Deglaze pan with chicken stock.   Add heavy cream, balsamic, basil, thyme and rosemary.    When sauce is warm, remove approximately 1/4c and whisk in a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch.  Return to pan, whisking to incorporate.   Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer.   Sauce continues to thicken when removed from the heat, so take it off a little before your desired consistency.   Spoon sauce over chicken.   



Linda said…
This looks and sounds delicious!
Jolene said…
Thank you so much Linda! My son is super picky so it's always awesome to find a winner like this one :)

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