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Pan Seared Chicken Breasts With Shrimp Broccoli Country Ham And Toasted Peanut Butter

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Ingredients
  Unsalted shelled peanuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (1 Stick)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Boneless skinless chicken breast 16 Ounce (4 In Number, 4 Ounce Each)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Large shrimp 1 1⁄4 Pound, peeled, deveined and halved lengthwise
  Ham 1⁄4 Pound, cut into strips 1 1/2 inches long and 1/8 inch wide
  Broccoli 2 Pound, trimmed and cut into florets
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 300°F.
2) Place the peanuts on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
3) Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
4) Then finely chop 1/2 cup peanuts and reserve the rest for garnish.

MAKING
5) In a bowl, combine chopped peanuts with softened butter.
6) Season with salt and pepper to taste; keep aside.
7) Lower the oven temperature to 200°F.
8) Place the chicken breasts between waxed paper and flatten them uniformly.
9) Lightly season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
10) In a non-stick skillet, sear the chicken breasts over a medium-high heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, until lightly browned.
11) Transfer the breasts into a non-stick baking sheet and baste with 4 tablespoons peanut butter.
12) In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over a medium-high heat.
13) Add the shrimp and ham, saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
14) Season with salt and pepper to taste.
15) In a pan, cook the broccoli in boiling salted water until tender but crisp; drain thoroughly.

FINALIZING
16) Arrange the broccoli florets in a circle with stem ends toward the center, along the outer edge of 4 plates.
17) Place a chicken breast in the center of each broccoli circle.
18) Spoon the shrimp and ham around the chicken breasts.
19) Spoon a tablespoon of peanut butter over each chicken breast and sprinkle with the reserved toasted peanuts.

SERVING
20) Serve the Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Shrimp Broccoli Country Ham and Toasted Peanut Butter immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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