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    Pets'R'us's Note:

    Metaxa is a Greek brandy, good chance you won't have it in your drinks cabinet and it's no problem to use another brandy. I have been using Spanish brandy the last few times I made this, but the Metaxa does have a different flavor. If I make this for the two of us I do cut down on the chicken but make the same amount of sauce and serve it with pasta. It is a rich sauce with a distinct flavor. If you should use tarragon as an herb, taste the herb first it can be very strong sometimes and you should use less.

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    1. 1
      Flatten the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of parchment paper.
    2. 2
      Sprinkle them with lemon juice and then with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Heat the butter in your frying pan and brown the chicken breasts then use a medium heat to cook them for about ten minutes, they should be almost done.
    4. 4
      Then you add the Metaxa bit by bit and let it gently evaporate.
    5. 5
      After that add the cream, let it heat through and thicken a bit.
    6. 6
      If using the herbs, add, mix and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 13, 2003


      This dish is elegant restaurant quality, and we were in heaven after the first bite. I did not have the metaxa brandy, so I substituted Mexican Azteca brandy. The brandy I used has a very nice, unique flavor also. The sauce for the chicken was rich and delicious. I used fresh tarragon, but basil would have been good also. Thank you for a very nice, out of the ordinary, dinner!

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    • on May 22, 2010


      DELICIOUS! I can only imagine how much better this must be with the Metaxa brandy ~ I used inexpensive E&J brandy, one teaspoon dried tarragon, and half and half, and the sauce was great! Made in support of Pets for the May 2010 Live Strong event in the Photo Forum.

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    • on March 24, 2008


      Mmm...fantastic! And so simple to make. I used Metaxa and a teaspoon of dried basil since that's all I had handy and my family loved this dish. Will definitely be making this again and again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken in a Metaxa Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (204 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 491.1
    Calories from Fat 359
    Total Fat 39.9 g
    Saturated Fat 20.5 g
    Cholesterol 171.6 mg
    Sodium 224.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 31.1 g

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    metaxa brandy

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