Chicken Breast with Wine Sauce

Fresh herbs and a touch of white wine make all the difference in this dish.

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 4 / preparation time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients:

4 chicken breast fillets

salt and pepper to taste

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp fresh thyme

lemon zest

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp mustard

1 ½ cups dry white wine

1 cup sliced mushrooms

½ cup diced shallot or red onion

1 tbsp room temperature butter mixed with 1 tbsp flour

 

Directions:

1 – In a large bowl, season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, thyme, lemon juice, lemon zest and mustard.

2 – Add ½ cup of wine and let it rest, while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

3 – Heat a pan or large skillet and place a little bit of oil.

4 – At high temperature, put the chicken fillets and let it brown for 3 minutes, on each side.

5 – Remove from pan and place on a baking sheet. Bake (at 350°F) for 20 minutes.

6 – Return skillet to heat, add some olive oil to fry the onion.

7 – Add the mushrooms and cook until tender.

8 – Place 1 cup of white wine and, stirring constantly, allow evaporating almost completely.

9 – Add the butter and flour mixture and stir until it gets thick.

10 – Prove and adjust the salt and serve over the chicken fillets.

 

Tips and Options:

  • After roasting the chicken, cover lightly with foil paper and let rest for 8-10 minutes before serving. That will make the meat more tender and juicy.
  • The chicken can be seasoned with hours in advance or even the day before, keeping in the refrigerator.
  • Serve the chicken fillet with green salad and Lemon Herb Potatoes.

 

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