Friday, August 31, 2007

Cappiello Chicken in a tangy tomato/basil sauce



This recipe is not for the faint of heart. Using an ENTIRE stick of butter on a main dish recipe is pretty nutty-but hey, there is NO better way to clog the arteries. Trust me.

If you try ANY of the recipes on this blog, let THIS one be the one. I have found my new MOST favorite dish. It is PHENOMENAL! Especially when served atop smooth and creamy mashed potatoes with a tinge of garlic. The presentation is pretty impressive, too.
2 T. minced garlic
2 T. minced onion
2 T. butter
1/2 c. white wine
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. cold butter-sliced
1 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes
1/4 c. fresh basil-chopped
generous sprinkling of freshly ground pepper and salt
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
olive oil
2/3 log of Capiello cheese

Put several T. oil in a skillet and over high heat, season and then brown chicken on each side then turn heat to medium low, cover and let chicken cook all the way through slowly.

Meanwhile:

Saute onion and garlic in 2 T. butter over medium heat until tender.
Stir in wine and lemon juice-increase heat to medium high and let simmer until reduced by half.
Reduce heat to low and stir in butter, one slice at a time.
Stir in tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper
Remove sauce from heat and set aside.

A few minutes before chicken is done~slice up some capiello cheese and place a few slices on each chicken breast and allow to melt a bit.

To serve: place chicken on a platter and spoon prepared sauce over chicken.

You'll never be the same again.

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5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm going to definately be trying this one- it looks amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe for the kid treats and fruit salsa with cinnamon tortillas, now that we have stove again I am looking forward to trying out new recipes again (and it isn't so blasted hot!) :)

Mom2fur said...

Oh, wow, this looks good. I'm definitely going to try this one!

smilnsigh said...

And I just mentioned your Apple Crisp recipe in Seasons Snapshots.

Mari-Nanci

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy.....btw do you have a good recipe for granola???

Thanks,
Crystal in Pahrump, NV

Deborah said...

oooooh! Thank you for sharing! This sounds delightfully easy and scrumptious! I haven't heard of that kind of cheese - but I'll find it!

Deborah