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Sauteed Chicken Breasts With Citrus Butter

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Ingredients
  Whole chicken breasts 2 Pound, boned, skinned, halved, and lightly pounded to 1/4 inch thickness between plastic wrap (2 Breasts, 1 Pound Each)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cold unsalted butter 8 Tablespoon, cut into 16 pieces (1 Stick)
  Shallots 8 , peeled and finely diced
  Limes/Lemons 1 1⁄2 , juiced
  Chicken stock 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh parsley 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Parsley sprigs 4 (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper as required.
2. Sauté the chicken breasts against high heat for nearly 1 minute per side.
3. Immediately remove the pieces to a warmed serving dish, cover with aluminum foil, and set them aside.
4. In a medium sauté pan, melt 6 pieces of the butter.
5. Sauté the chopped shallots over medium-high heat until these turn soft, about 2 minutes.
6. Add the juice, stock, and wine in the pan and bring it to boil and allow it to be reduced by half of its initial quantity.

FINALIZING
7. Trim down the heat to very low and whisk in the remaining butter, cook one piece of butter at a time, until it turns smooth and foamy.
8. Remove from the heat.
9. Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon salt, white pepper, and chopped parsley in it.

SERVING
10. Place the chicken breast pieces on individual plates and spoon the sauce on them.
11. garnish the plates with parsley and serve them.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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