Vampires beware! Actually, don't be put off by the large quantity of garlic in this recipe. When the garlic cooks, the flavor mellows out and it isn't overpowering at all (although you and your significant other may want to be sure you both eat dinner together!) Good served with either mashed potatoes or rice.
- 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces total)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 40 cloves garlic, peeled (I peel the garlic easily by mashing them slightly with the flat side of a knife and then slipping of)
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine or 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine or 2 tablespoons chicken broth
- Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil over medium-high heat and add chicken and garlic (yes the whole cloves).
- Cook chicken until just brown on each side, turning once.
- Slowly add the 1/2 cup wine or broth, the 1/2 cup broth, lemon juice, basil and oregano.
- Cover and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
- Transfer chicken and garlic to a warm serving platter; and keep warm.
- In small bowl, stir together the flour and 2 tablespoons wine or broth.
- Stir in a couple of tablespoons of hot pan juices.
- Stir this mixture into remaining juices in pan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cook and stir for 1 minute.
- Spoon over chicken.