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Chicken Breasts In Lemon Wine Sauce

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  Chicken breast halves 1 3⁄4 Pound (4 Halves)
  Lemons 3 Medium
  Yellow onion 1 Medium
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) (Large Cloves)
  Jalapeno peppers 2 , canned (Fresh Or Canned)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground white pepper To Taste
  Dry white wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ground coriander 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped scallions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped coriander/Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water packed whole red pimientos 4 Ounce, rinsed, drained, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips (1 Jar)

1) Thoroughly wash chicken breasts and dry with paper towels. Remove the excess fat and discard.
2) Peel off the skins of lemon, avoiding the white pith. Grate the rind and set aside. Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice out. Thinly slice the remaining lemon and wrap in a plasric and refrigerate until required.
3) Peel onions and chop them. Remove the skin of garlic and mince 2 cloves. Bruise the remaining cloves by placing your knife flat on top of the garlic clove and whack it so that the garlic is a bit mooshed but ideally, still in one piece.
4) Chop jalapenos into 2 halves and remove the seeds. ( if a fiery taste is desired then let the seeds remain). Slice the jalapenoes thinly.

5) Take a medium pan and place it over medium heat. Melt butter and add 2 bruised garlic cloves and saute for about 3 minutes until golden. Remove the cloves from pan and discard.
6) Put the chicken breasts in the pan, with skin side up. Increase the temperature to medium-high and saute the chicken for about 5 minutes until browned.
7) Flip the chicken breasts abd cook the other side for about 4 minutes or until golden. Now, take the pan off the heat.
8) Spread salt and white pepper on chicken breasts and place them in a casserole and cover.
9) Heat the chicken fat in the pan and saute onion, minced garlic and jalapenos for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add half of grated lemon rind and cook for 30 seconds and turn off the heat.
10) Spread the above mixture over the chicken breasts in the casserole. Transfer the chicken back to the pan and add wine, 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, corinader, oregano, and all spice and bring it to a boil. Lower the pan heat and cover and simmer the chicken for about 20 minutes until the chicken is done and juices run clear.
11) In the meantime, prepare scallions, coriander and pimientos as set aside.

12) To make sauce, combine the remaining rins and lemon juice in the casserole that has chicken juice. Transfer the mixture to a pan and simmer for about 5-8 minutes until the mixture is reduced to half. Add salt and pepper as per taste.

13) Place the chicken in individual plates sprinkle with sauce. Garnish each serving with scallions, coriander, and pimiento strips and lemon slices and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1675 Calories from Fat 585

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g101.8%

Saturated Fat 22.5 g112.5%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 524.9 mg175%

Sodium 959 mg40%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.5%

Dietary Fiber 17.3 g69.2%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 191 g382.1%

Vitamin A 109.2% Vitamin C 454.7%

Calcium 37.2% Iron 69.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Breasts In Lemon Wine Sauce Recipe