Monday, January 19, 2009

What's For Supper Ya'll? Chicken with Champagne - ooh la la!

Chicken with Champagne


Feel free to use dry white wine in this recipe if you don't have the Champagne.

4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 green onions thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup Champagne or dry white wine
1/4 cup pecan pieces, optional
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Wash chicken pieces; pat dry with paper towels.
Combine flour, Creole seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a food storage bag. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat lightly.

In a large skillet over medium heat, combine butter with olive oil. Add chicken pieces and brown lightly on both sides. Add green onions and cook for 1 minute longer. Add champagne and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Simmer briskly, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

Meanwhile, toast pecans for 2 to 3 minutes in a small dry skillet over medium heat; set aside. Add cream to the chicken and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes longer. Add parsley and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve chicken with the sauce and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of toasted pecan pieces, if using.

Serves 4.

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Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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