Chicken Breasts With Rosemary and Thyme
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- 4 large rosemary sprigs
- 4 large fresh thyme sprigs
- 4 skinless chicken breast halves, on the bone (3/4 lb)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock or 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon flour, mixed with
- 2 teaspoons water
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Press a rosemary and thyme sprig on each chicken breast.
- Sprinkle the chicken with the crushed red pepper and season with salt and black pepper.
- In a large nonstick, ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering.
- Add the chicken breasts, herb side down, and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Season the chicken with salt and black pepper, turn and cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
- Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the chicken for 20 minutes, or until the juices run clear when the breast is pierced near the wing joint.
- Transfer the chicken breasts from the skillet to a platter, cover and keep warm.
- Pour off any fat in the skillet and set the skillet over a burner.
- Add the chicken stock and cook over high heat, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
- Whisk the flour and water mixture into the skillet and boil until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
- Pour the pan sauce into a bowl and serve with the chicken.
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