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Herbed Chicken

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Ingredients
  Whole chicken breasts 2 , rinsed, skinned, boned and cut into half
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground peppercorns/Pepper To Taste (Several Grinds Of A Pepper Mill)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Canned / Homemade)
  Tomato paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), mashed
  Salt To Taste
  Chopped fresh chives/Tender green onion tops 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Using a "hit and slide" motion to avoid tearing meat, flatten chicken breasts with meat pounder or bottom of a small, heavy skillet.
Mix flour, thyme, and pepper in pie plate.
Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat.
Preheat saute pan over high heat.
Add butter and rotate pan to coat entire cooking surface.
Do not let butter brown.
Add chicken, pressing down on each piece with a spatula to sear underside.
Cook over high heat 1 minute; turn and cook other side in the same way 1 minute.
Lower heat and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken to a warm platter.
Mix together broth, tomato paste, garlic, and salt.
Add broth mixture to pan; use wooden spoon to stir and scrape bits of chicken from pan bottom.
Cook 2 minutes, stirring gently.
Pour over chicken; top with chives and serve.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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