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Chicken Breasts with Watercress Sauce

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  Corn oil 1 Teaspoon (5 Milliliter)
  Skinless boneless chicken breast halves 4
For sauce
  Butter 1 Teaspoon (5 Milliliter)
  Chopped shallots 25 Milliliter (2 Tablespoons)
  Dry white wine/Chicken stock, skimmed of fat 250 Milliliter (1 Cup)
  Black peppercorns 1 Teaspoon (5 Milliliter)
  Butter 2 Teaspoon (10 Milliliter)
  All purpose flour 2 Teaspoon (10 Milliliter)
  Watercress 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
  Plain yogurt 250 Milliliter (1 Cup)
  Watercress sprigs 4 (For Garnish)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
In an ovenproof skillet, heat the oil and cook the chicken breasts over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Season, and complete the cooking in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the breasts', set aside.
In another pan, melt the butter and lightly saute the shallots.
Add the white wine, and pepper and let reduce by half.
Thicken with a mixture of butter and flour.
Season and pass through a strainer and set aside.
In another pan, melt the butter and lightly cook the watercress for 1 minute, over medium heat.
Puree in a food processor or by using an electric mixer and add to the sauce.
Bring to a boil and add the yogurt (do not simmer).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1399 Calories from Fat 305

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g53.1%

Saturated Fat 15.8 g78.9%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 463.8 mg154.6%

Sodium 1184.2 mg49.3%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.4%

Sugars 15.1 g

Protein 181 g362.4%

Vitamin A 345.5% Vitamin C 383.3%

Calcium 102.5% Iron 41.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Breasts With Watercress Sauce Recipe