Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
A lot of steps but certainly worth the effort for a special dinner. I believe the recipe originally came from BonAppetit. Prep time does not include draining the cucumbers.
- 2 large cucumbers, peeled,halves lenghtwise,seeded,cut into 1/4 " slices
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 7 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
- Placed prepared cucumbers in colander.
- Sprinkle with salt and toss.
- Let drain 1 hr then pat cucumbers dry with paper towel.
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy skillet over medium heat.
- Add cucumbers and saute until light brown.
- Set aside In small cup, mix 1 tablespoon flour and 1 tablespoon butter to smooth paste.
- Set aside.
- Place remaining 1/2 cup flour in shallow baking dish.
- Add white pepper and season with salt.
- Coat chicken with flour mixture.
- Shake off excess.
- Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter with oil in another heavy skillet over high heat.
- Add chicken breasts and saute until brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- Add 1/2 cup stock.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
- Remove chicken to platter.
- Add remaining 1/2 cup stock to same skillet.
- Increase heat to high and boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 3 minutes.
- Add cream and bring to boil.
- Whisk in flour/butter paste.
- Return mixture to boil, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat and simmer until thickened to sauce consistency, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
- Stir in lemon juice and 1 tablespoon dill.
- Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
- Add chicken and cucumbers to sauce and heat through.
- Transfer chicken to plates.
- Spoon sauce and cucumbers over chicken.
- Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon dill.
I've been looking for this recipe for more than six years. A bad moving day made it disappear. It's light and delicious yet still a very rich dish.