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.


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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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.


Anonymous said...

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

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!