Lemon Thyme Chicken

29 Mar
I’m always looking for new ways to make chicken, especially to change out flavors with the seasons.  I saw this recipe and immediately knew I wanted to try it.  This is one of my favorite methods of cooking chicken – it’s so quick and easy and always provides a lot of flavor – plus, it’s so easy to modify to what you have in your fridge/pantry or whatever flavors you’re looking for.  I love lemon flavors so I didn’t really modify the recipe too much – the only modification is that the original recipe called for butter to be added to the sauce at the end however honestly I just forgot but this was still fantastic.  Next time I make this (and there will be PLENTY of next times) I may add some butter to the sauce to add some richness, but if I’m watching the fat a little more than normal that week I’ll make just as outlined below. 

Lemon Thyme Chicken
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Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
3/4 cup flour
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped
2/3 cup dry white wine
Juice of ½ a large lemon (or the juice of 1 whole lemon, if desired)

Directions:
Butterfly the chicken breasts to create four halves. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl, and dredge the chicken pieces in the flour, shaking off the excess.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and saute until lightly golden, about 2 minutes; flip and cook on the other side, about 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and thyme leaves to the pan and saute just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Off the heat, add the wine to the pan. Return the pan to the heat and bring the liquid to a simmer.

Reduce until the sauce has thickened and the chicken has become golden brown on each both sides. Add the lemon juice to the pan and simmera few more moments.

Serve immediately, and spoon the extra sauce over the chicken.

Source: adapted from Annie’s Eats

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