Chicken Breast Amandine

"When you don't have time for a lot of prepping for supper. This is simple and elegant and very flavourful."
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  • Heat oil over moderately-high heat until hot but not smoking and brown chicken, patted dry and seasoned, for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Reduce heat to moderately-low, cook chicken for 6 minutes more on each side, or until it is cooked through, and transfer to 2 plates.
  • Cook almonds in oil over moderate heat, stirring, for 1 minute, or until golden, and transfer to paper towel to drain.
  • Add wine, water and garlic paste to skillet and boil until reduced by half.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter, parsley, almonds, lemon juice and season to taste.
  • Spoon sauce over chicken.
  • Serve with buttered orzo and steamed broccoli.

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  1. This quick to cook recipe was easy to prepare and tasted great. I used skinless boneless breast, seasoned with salt & pepper, prechopped garlic from a jar and left out the parsley because I didn't have any. It was a hit anyway. Would make a nice dish for company too.
  2. Very easy and tasty! I've got a long commute everyday, and I love how fast it was to prepare this dish. A big hit with the wife. Thanks for posting!
  3. I used boneless, skinless chicken breast, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The almonds were an excellent touch, my dh would have liked more sauce, all in all an awesome recipe. This is definitely company-quality and so quick to make. Thanks!
  4. Easy and tasty. Served with French-style Peas and sliced tomatoes for ZWT3. YUM! Thanks for posting!!


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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