Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

When I got tired of eating dry chicken breasts, I adapted a popular spanish tapa into a full-blown dish with savory chicken bits. Warning: not a good idea to make this before a date, unless he/she's having some with you.


  1. Cut chicken breasts into even-sized cubes (1.5"x1.5" is perfect).
  2. Mix flour with pepper and salt (to taste). Place into a ziploc bag together with chicken cubes and shake untill all the cubes are well-covered.
  3. Melt butter together with olive oil in a large pan. Shake off any excess flour from the cubes and bake on each side till golden brown. Do not stir more than necessary to achieve even crust.
  4. Add bacon and garlic. Fry untill garlic develops aroma.
  5. Add wine. Let simmer untill partially reduced. Add chicken broth (NOTE: add more or less than suggested to make a thinner/thicker sauce according to liking).
  6. Let simmer untill chicken is done (depends on the thickness of the cubes) or untill sauce is reduced enough. Add freshly chopped parsley right before serving.
  7. Serve with brown rice or baked potatoes. Enjoy your juicy, garlicy chicken!


Most Helpful

Scrumptious! Thanks so much! I made a couple of changes. You don't say how to prepare the garlic--2 whole cloves doesn't seem like the flavor would be dispersed enough or that they would cook through. I used about 5 cloves and chopped them. We eat turkey bacon at our house, and it was delicious with it. Finally instead of a bag I find dredging the pieces in a wide bowl of the flour coats them more evenly. Thanks for an imaginative dish!

Vicki Kaye November 21, 2009

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