Ok, so the picture doesn't quite capture the "moment" as depicted in the cookbook, 50 Shades of Chicken. I really need to work on my nighttime pics and get some tips on food styling.
The rated G version of this recipe is called Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Garlic, Olives, and Wine.
The rated R version of this recipe starts off like this: "Suddenly he seizes me and lays me out on the counter, claiming me hungrily. His fingers pull me taut, the palms of his hands grinding my soft white meat into the hard granite, trapping me. I feel him. His stomach growls, and my mind spins as I acknowledge his craving for me."
Yes, its as fun to read this cookbook as it is to cook the recipes.
And eat them.
So good, so easy. Simple ingredients and very quick.
Flattered Breasts (Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Garlic, Olives, and Wine)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, patted dry
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 TB flour
2 TB extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
Pinch of pepper flakes
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 TB lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
2 TB flat-leaf parsley (I used cilantro instead)
2 TB butter, cut into small pieces, chilled
2 TB kalamata olives, pitted and sliced (I used regular black and green olives)
Get out your rolling pin, place each breast between plastic wrap and 'slap them into submission'. Or, just butterfly them into thin slices. You want them about 1/4" thick. Season them with salt and pepper to taste and lightly dredge them with flour.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in batches for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove them from the skillet and keep warm on a plate, covering them with foil.
Saute the garlic and red pepper flakes for about 30 seconds. Add in the wine, chicken broth, and lemon juice and simmer, scraping up the brown bits of yumminess. Allow to simmer until the sauce thickens down to a glaze.
Add the parsley, butter and olives, stirring constantly. If more salt is needed, now is the time to add it. Return the chicken to the pan and heat through....about 2 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.
Told ya it was quick and easy.