Don't be afraid. It just sounds fancy. It's not. Promise.
It's simple and quick and oh yeah, it's Garlic Chicken.
Not all-up-in-your-face Garlic Chicken, but a nice muted but not quite subtle Garlic Chicken. A very simple profile of flavors which all come together nicely and really make a basic piece of chicken shine.
Which is a good thing. Blah chicken is just so, well, blah. Pair this with some Mexi Rice and you're golden.
Pollo con Mojo de AjoAdapted from:
4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3/4 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
4 lime wedges
Line a work surface with plastic wrap. Lay the chicken breasts in a single layer across it and cover with a second piece of plastic wrap. Pound chicken to a 1/2-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes on each side, or until done. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Melt the butter in the pan. Add garlic, cooking for 1 minute, taking care not to brown it. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Scrape the pan to loosen any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring frequently, until broth mixture has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice.
Serve chicken topped with 2 tablespoons sauce, sprinkled with cilantro, and a lime wedge.
So, double score on working on two of my goals for the year -- take that #4 (serve more sides) and #5 (clean out my Google Reader starred items).
It's been so long since I've actually made a straight-chicken-no-frills dish. No, really, I can't remember the last time. I have to admit, it was kind of a nice change. Even the hubby, you know, the one who begged me forever ago to stop with all the chicken dishes, gave it two thumbs up.
|Serving Size 181g|
|Amount per serving|
|Calories 280||Calories from fat 132|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 14.7g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 4.8g||24%|
|Total Carbs 2.3g||1%|
|Vitamin A 3%||Vitamin C 8%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 8%|