15 Minute Lemon Garlic Chicken
Prep Time: 3 mins Total Time: 15 mins
· 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
· 4 teaspoons flour
· salt and pepper
· 2 teaspoons oil
· 1/2 cup chicken broth
· 1 teaspoon minced garlic
· 2 teaspoons lemon juice
· 1 teaspoon butter
- Flatten chicken slightly.
- Dust with flour and season to taste.
- Fry in hot oil 5 minutes each side and remove from pan.
- To pan add broth, garlic, lemon juice and butter. Cook 2 minutes.
- Pour over chicken.
I doubled the sauce recipe so I would have enough to add on top of the polenta I served with this chicken. It was my first attempt at polenta, and it wasn't quite what I expected, but I did enjoy it with the garlic lemon sauce. If you haven't had polenta before, it is basically a clean slate, flavor-wise, to which you can add a multitude of tastes and textures. I made it with the very basic recipe which just calls for boiling the precooked corn meal until it absorbs the liquid and then baking it for a bit to form a crust. When I have the time, I'll experiment with variations and share them with you.
1A true roux is the base of many sauces and gravies. It is usually made with equal parts flour and fat (butter, oil, lard) which is cooked.