….can you make a chicken breast?!?!
We eat A LOT of chicken in our house. Mostly because it is quick and easy, but it is also healthy….depending on how you prepare it. BUT…..chicken breast can get really old, really fast!!!
In typical fashion, I laid out some chicken breast to thaw, while I was at work, without a clue on what I was going to do with it. So, I took to Pinterest without any success. I then moved on to another favorite recipe site, All Recipes, and I simply entered the search terms “chicken breast.” I came across this recipe within minutes. It looked delicious and easy. I was sold!!!
Although, I made some changes from the original recipe.
Chicken with Onion Gravy
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp butter
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cup chicken broth/stock
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp chile powder
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in sauté pan over medium heat.
Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast in half to make 8 pieces. Salt and pepper each side.
Place 4 pieces of chicken in heated pan at a time. Cook each side about 5 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil to keep warm.
Add the other tbsp of olive oil to pan, and heat. Cook remaining pieces of chicken. Transfer to plate.
Melt butter in same sauté pan. Add flour, and whisk to combine. Cook 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan; cook and stir until gravy begins to simmer and thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in onions and chile powder (I also added additional black pepper).
Return chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
As seen in the picture above, I portioned 2 pieces of chicken per person. My chicken breasts were on the smaller side. If they are larger, 1 piece may be enough. I also served it with steamed broccoli, topped simple with salt and pepper.
**A few changes I might make next time….
First, I would probably slice the onion rather than chop it. Secondly, I would try adding either lemon zest or lemon juice to the gravy.
Have fun making this recipe to suit your family!