August 08, 2009

Chicken in Shallot Sauce

Chicken in Shallot Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

Created by The MDM Team, Saturday, February 23, 2008
This chicken dish is sure to earn you a feather in your cap. Made with a shallot sauce, it's simply divine when served over rice of pasta. Don't skimp on the outstanding sauce.


1/4 cup all-purpose flour

4 chicken breast cutlets, trimmed of fat (about 1 lb.)

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

5 tsp. canola oil, divided

1 cup thinly sliced shallots

2 cups halved seedless green or red grapes

1 cup white wine

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour (reserve excess flour). Heat 3 tsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden on the first side, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the chicken and cook until the other side is golden, 2 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 2 tsp. oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add grapes and cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 5 tsp. of the reserved flour; stir to coat. Add wine and broth; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 8 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Return the chicken to the pan, turning to coat with sauce, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce on top.
Additional Tips
Ready in 35 minutes

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