Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chicken with Artichokes

It had been quite a while since I made chicken. I've been seeing lots of beautiful pan-sear chicken cutlets online lately and decided to try to do something with those.

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Chicken with Artichokes
Chicken breasts (or cutlets)
2 cans of artichoke hearts in water
2 TBLS capers
1 clove garlic, minced garlic
1/2 C dry white wine
1 C chicken broth
1/3 C flour
salt & pepper
olive oil

Mix the flour with salt and pepper in a shallow dish or plate and set aside.
Slice the chicken into cutlets and dredge them in flour.
Add some olive oil to a skillet and heat at medium temperature.
When the oil is hot, cook chicken until golden on each side. Don't crowd the pan.
Set cutlets aside.
Deglaze the pan with white wine.
Add minced garlic and cook for a minute or two.
Add chicken broth and cook for a few minutes.
Add chicken cutlets back to pan. Drain artichokes and add them to the pan along with capers.
Cook until artichokes are heated through and chicken is cooked through.
Serve with pasta.

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Mix flour and salt & pepper.
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Slice chicken breasts into cutlets.
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Dredge chicken cutlets in flour.
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Heat olive oil.
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And brown cutlets.
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We can't waste all of these tasty little bits!
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Pour some white wine into the pan and scrape up all of the browned bits.
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Now add the minced garlic and cook for a minute.
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Add some chicken broth and cook for a couple more minutes.
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Add the chicken back to the pan.
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Add the drained artichokes and capers.
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Cook a few minutes until artichokes are hot and chicken is cooked through.

Enjoy!
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This was a wicked quick and easy dinner for a week night... but looks elegant enough for company!

18 comments:

girlichef said...

This does look so simple, yet delicious...thanks for the recipe..I will be making this one soon. Nice step-by-steps :)

Donna-FFW said...

My kinda dish Spryte. I love it and your step by steps as always!

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and I usually have all these ingredients on hand!

Mom on the Run said...

This is an amazing but simple yummy dish :)

I am so going to make this recipe. I love anything in wine sauce.

Michele said...

I love artichokes...like seriously love them. I do make a dish very similar to this. I add olives to it, but you know, I have a sort of love affair with Kalamata olives...if you like them, give it a try, it gives the dish a nice saltiness that goes soo well with the mild artichokes. Your photos are great by the way!

Natashya said...

I love chicken and I love artichokes - looks like a real winner!

Tangled Noodle said...

A delicious combination! I've started stocking up on jars of artichoke b/c they are such easy and tasty additions to so many things. This whole dish looks divine!

noble pig said...

Love those brown bits! What a great recipe!

Talita said...

Looks delish! And so detailed!

Spryte said...

girlichef... let me know if try it. =)

Donna... it reminds me of your Chicken Francese I'm dying to try.

Joelen... thanks... I had to pick up capers... I think it's the first time I've used them.

thanks Sarah!

Thanks Michele... Jon would love it if I added olives!

Thanks Natashya!

Tangled Noodle... I should start stocking up on artichokes too. We really like them, but I don't make them often.

Cathy... YES... love the brown bits!

Thanks Talita!

Debbie said...

Artichokes are my favorite veggie. Your dish looks great.

Spryte said...

Debbie... we like them too... I don't know why I don't make them more often!

tamilyn said...

I love the ease of this recipe. You have the tiniest little hands or that knife is ginormous!

Spryte said...

Ahaha!! My knife is ginormous!! It's my big ten inch!!

Reeni♥ said...

Deglazing the pan is the best part! That's some serious flavor! YUM!!

Priscilla said...

I adore artichokes, so this is what I would love. So good looking!

C.G. the Foodie said...

Love artichokes, capers and chicken! Best of three worlds :-)

Spryte said...

Reeni - I agree!

Thanks Priscilla & CG!