Screwdriver Chicken

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Cadillacgirl

This is a recipe from the first cookbook in a series, "For the Breast of Friends" - a group of women in a small town put together collections of their favourite recipes to raise money for breast cancer and all 3 in the series are huge sellers in Canada! This is a fun dish - and so delicious. The leftover chicken is good in a salad the next day!

Top Review by wicked cook 46

The vodka taste was a bit overpowering to me but my DH enjoyed this dish. It took alot longer then the 3-5 minutes per side to have the chicken cooked enough for the one minute in the sauce heating. Probably at least 10 per side and then it was just at the 180 internal temp and I used smallish chicken breasts. I will probably try this again with just a bit less vodka. made for the April Cooking with Spirits event 2009

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a plastic bag, combine flour with salt, pepper, and enough paprika to slightly make the flour pink.
  2. Add the chicken breast to the flour and toss to coat completely.
  3. put oil, butter, and garlic in a 10 inch skillet and heat until hot.
  4. add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. remove the chicken to a platter with paper towel to drain oil.
  6. reduce the heat and add orange juice, vodka, parsley, and cayenne to the pan and stir to scrape up the pan drippings - sprinkle in some flour to thicken up the sauce if you would like.
  7. immediately add the chicken, return heat to high, and cook for 1 more minute.

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