Tuesday, July 29, 2008

20 minute chicken with tomatoes

This is one of the best quick meals I've ever made. So many times you see simple shortcut type recipes, and they end up seriously compromising flavor for the sake of speed. Not the case here. I think the seasoning was the most important part... I've finally gotten the hang of proper salt and pepper ratios. This came from Real Simple magazine, which I had to buy this month when I saw the 20 minute meals cover feature. In honor of the simple meal, I'll keep this as a simple post. Enjoy!

Chicken Cutlets with Tomato Saute

Real Simple August 2008 (p.154)
Time: 45 minutes | serves 4

1 ½ lbs small chicken cutlets (8-12)
Kosher Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ pints grape or cherry tomatoes
½ cup dry white wine (Such as sauvignon blanc)
4 scallions, sliced
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves, chopped

Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in two batches, cook the chicken until browned and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side; transfer to plates.

Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until they begin to burst, 2-3 minutes.

Add the wine and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the scallions and tarragon and serve with the chicken.


Joelen said...

Yum! Not only does it look great but so colorful!

Maryanna said...

Look at all of those beautiful colors! I'm going to have to try this... and 20 minutes... even better!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! That looks so fresh and delicious and I love how quickly it comes together! :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Sooooo, you know what soooo important - is the white wine reduction. People can't skip over this step. Your meal rocks! It looks soooo good.

I made a creamy shrimp scampi and I used chardonnay - that wine reduction is what seals the deal! I have pics posted.


Sarah said...

I love simple recipes like this. Looks tasty.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Erin, You've been cooking up some good stuff here with your new toy. Everything looks terrific! I'll be back to check out your DB challenge.

Nicole said...

This looks beautiful, healthy and perfect for summer or anytime at my house really. I love it!

Bren@Flanboyant Eats said...

these are the kind of recipes that single women like me love to make. simple and fast! well, healthy too!