Recipes

Breast of Chicken Madeira

Ingredients

6 (4-ounce) skinned, bone chicken breast halves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons margarine

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup Madeira

1/4 cup unsweetened orange juice

1 1/2 cups canned ready-to-serve chicken broth

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge chicken in flour. Combine margarine and oil in a large skillet. Place over medium-high heat until margarine melts. Add chicken, and cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer chicken to serving platter, and keep warm.

Discard pan drippings; add Madeira and orange juice to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup, deglazing pan by scraping particles that cling to pan by scraping particles that cling to pan.

Add broth, and cook 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 3/4 cup. Add cream, and cook 5 minutes or until mixture turns caramel colored and is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Drizzle sauce evenly over chicken breast halves.

Yield: 6 servings

Light & Delicious 1994 Recipe

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