January 05, 2011

Sauteed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter

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Since our move, I try to make dinner that will reheat well.  Grumpy works a lot of late hours and when he gets home, what he eats needs to taste as good (or better) warmed up as it does when I first make it. (this was delish!!) I also look for easy to throw together recipe since I too work and by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is spend the rest of the night in my kitchen - for the most part.  This recipe was quick, easy, and flavorful.  Defnintely something you should try!

Sauteed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter
Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2010 - recipe has been adapted to our needs and makes 2 servings

2-(6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded thin
salt and pepper
Cooking spray
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
2 sage sprigs
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Fresh sage leaves (optional)

Sprinkle pounded chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Add chicken to pan; sauté for 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan.

Add butter and sage sprigs to pan; cook over medium heat until butter browns. Discard sage. Add shallots and thyme; cook for 30 seconds. Add lemon juice; cook for 30 seconds. Serve with chicken. Garnish with sage leaves and lemon.


Jamie said...

I love finding different ways to make chicken breasts. This does look delicious.

Cristine said...

Bookmarking... YUM! :)

Holly said...

This is going to be a must try for me!! I love sage and chicken together!

bellini valli said...

Next to potatoes I am always looking for new ways to spruce up my chicken.

Pegasuslegend said...

I have heard you mention brown butter before and haven't tried this. I am going to try this one hopefully tonight, looks to good and sounds amazing to pass up... I am certain this is fabulous! thanks Shelby!

Donna-FFW said...

This is right up our alley as well and for the same reasons. Looks fabulous, Shelby!!

Anonymous said...

Yummy, Yummy and easy too. It isn't fun to cook for one but necessary :) Also your pumpkin spice cinnamon buns sound heavenly, I think you may have made them before and brought one to me.

teresa said...

how delicious! i love the browned butter, isn't cooking light the best!

Suzanne said...

YUM! Love this whole dish and that it is quick and easy. This will be my next chicken dish!

Shelby said...

Anonymous, I sure am trying to figure out who you would be! lol. You didn't leave your name. :)

Megan said...

This sounds heavenly! I'm all for quick, easy, and light. A must make!


sage brown butter makes the world go round, IMHO; takes plain chicken to a whole new level!

Stacey Snacks said...

Always looking for new ways to spice up chicken breasts.....I will try this one on a weeknight! I have a ton of sage.
Have a great weekend!

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