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White Wine Thyme Sauce on Chicken

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This is another great sauce you can use for chicken or fish. This recipe uses chicken, but you can always substitute fish instead. Just make sure to add thickening agent to the sauce to account for the lack of flour.
  Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 2 , cut in half lengthwise, butterflied (Hormone- And Antibiotic-Free)
  Sea salt To Taste
  Freshly cracked black pepper To Taste
  All-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon (For Dredging)
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Teaspoon
  Shallots 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon, diced
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly cracked black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Gluten free chicken broth 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Fresh thyme leaves 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced (Make Sure To Remove Stems)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is sizzling hot, add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Turn chicken over and cook the other side for 4-5 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Transfer browned chicken to a plate and cover.
Remove pan from heat, and turn heat to low. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan. Add shallots and cook over low heat until shallots are translucent. Add white wine, pepper and chicken broth to pan. Simmer over medium-high heat until reduced by half. Whisk in thyme leaves, butter and Dijon mustard. Adjust seasoning.
Reintroduce chicken to pan to warm, or pour sauce over chicken and serve.

Fun Tip: My husband prefers the taste of fresh thyme more than cooked thyme; however, you can easily add thyme earlier in the cooking process for a more robust flavor. When you're making the White Wine Thyme Sauce on Chicken recipe, just add fresh thyme leaves to the pan along with the white wine, pepper and chicken broth, instead of whisking it in later with butter and Dijon mustard.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 476 Calories from Fat 198

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34%

Saturated Fat 8.9 g44.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 132 mg44%

Sodium 500.7 mg20.9%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 42 g84.4%

Vitamin A 18.1% Vitamin C 17.6%

Calcium 6.2% Iron 17.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

White Wine Thyme Sauce On Chicken Recipe