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Veggie Vixen’s Drunken Chicken 09/24/2009

Filed under: Date night meals!- Poultry — romancingthestone @ 1:03 pm
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blog drunken chickenI love the idea of drunken chicken. it makes it seem as If the chicken had a happy life before you devoured it.

Serve this main dish with a light salad, some fresh corn or papas caliente (see my new recipe!)

Drunken Chicken

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The Goods:

3 skinless chicken breast, each piece sliced in half

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion

oilve oil

fresh or dried herbs such as rosemary,oregano, sage or cilantro

1/3 cup of red wine

1/3 cup cold water

1 lemon, you will used chopped lemon zest as well as the lemon juice in the recipe.

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The way:

Add 2 tbsp oilve oil to a hot skillet. Add onion until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sautee for 2 minutes more. Add chicken. Be sure to brown each side about 2 minutes each side (The inside is still uncooked, but the searing locks in the flavor). Add the lemon zest to the 1/3 cup water and pour over the chicken to poach it. Add the lemon juice and the 1/3 cup of red wine. Simmer on medium heat until most of the liquid is reduced, about 15 minutes, flipping the chicken occasionally. Check to see if chicken is cooked thoroughly by slicing a large piece in half. It should be opaque and cooked through.

The chicken will have a rosy glow, like your cheeks after you eat this!

Enjoy,

M

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