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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Taste Buds: Garlic Chicken

This is a relatively simple dish that is oh so yummy in its simplistic ingredients. This is best served over angel hair pasta or rice (I prefer it over pasta). Oh how the boys will come running when you cook this dish.

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INGREDIENTS
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
1 Yellow Pepper
½ Sweet Onion
4 Chicken Breasts
½ Cup Parsley
7 Garlic Cloves
2 Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
½ Cup White Wine (Like a Chardonnay)
1 Cup Chicken Stock
½ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

DIRECTIONS
1. First get the vegetables ready. Cut off tops and bottom of peppers and julienne them in thin strips, sliver the onion into thin slices, de-stem and dice up the parsley and chop the garlic into small pieces.

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2. Then clean up chicken breasts. Start by trimming off all the fat and then cut breasts into thin strips evenly sized strips (½ inch thick).

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3. In a medium sized bowl mix the flour, pepper and salt.

4. It is important with this recipe to get all the ingredients premeasured and organized before you begin because this is a fast recipe.

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5. In a large frying pan on medium heat put in the oil and the butter. Melt the butter and when it starts to foam then you know the oil is hot enough.

6. Dip chicken strips in flour to coat them and put into the hot frying pan. Cook strips until golden brown, you may need to cook the chicken in two batches. Don’t worry if the chicken is not completely cooked all the way through because you will be cooking it more later.

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7. Once the chicken is completely cooked take all chicken out. Put ½ cup white wine into pan to deglaze the pan (basically gets all the chicken juices held to the bottom of the pan, super yummy and flavourful) mixing slowly.

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8. Add the chicken stock, rice wine vinegar and add the garlic and cook until boiling.

9. Once the liquid is boiling add all the chicken and the vegetables. Cover and cook on medium heat until the vegetables and chicken are completely cooked.

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Serve over pasta and let your taste buds enjoy this yummy dish.

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