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Have you ever been out to dinner with friends, and when the plates come you wish you had ordered what someone else did? Yup. Me too. Last week a friend and I went to dinner at an Italian place. My friend ordered a dish in a wine sauce and she let me have a taste. I decided right then that I needed to come up with a recipe that had a wine sauce. So this is what I came up with using ingredients that I already had at home.
Chicken & Broccoli in Wine Sauce
- 3 small (or 2 large) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 bunches of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 medium onion, thickly sliced and the slices cut in half
- 1/4 lb button mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 c homemade chicken stock
- 1 c white wine (I used a white zinfandel)
- 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
- pinch of sea salt
- ground pepper
- toasted sesame seeds
Put the chicken stock, wine, minced garlic, and 1 1/2 tsp sea salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced by about half.
Chicken & Veggies
While the sauce is reducing, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and saute until they are translucent. Add the mushrooms and chicken. Cook, stirring, until the chicken is no longer pink. Put the broccoli in the skillet and cover. It will steam beautifully just sitting on top of everything else. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Check sauce and adjust seasonings if necessary. Pour the sauce over the mixture in the skillet. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and toasted sesame seeds. Stir to distribute sauce and seasonings. Serve with a green salad and garlic toast. This was a really quick and easy meal and it made the house smell really good. The kids liked it so much that they ate it all and didn’t leave me any leftovers for today! 🙁
You could serve it over pasta or rice for a more filling meal, or if you want to stretch it. This will easily served 4 adults, or in my case, 1 adult and 2 teenagers. I just love it when an experiment works out!
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