Hungarian Chicken Breasts
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- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (from two whole chicken breasts)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 red sweet bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
- 1 yellow sweet bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
- 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
- 3⁄4 cup whipping cream
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup snipped fresh chives
- Heat butter and oil in heavy skillet. Add peppers. Saute over medium heat until tender-crisp - about 3-4 minutes - stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.
- Add chicken breasts to skillet. Saute for 10-15 minutes until just cooked through, turning once. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
- Add the vinegar to the pan. Bring to a boil, scraping up brownings. Add the cream and boil until reduced by about half.
- Add chicken to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Simmer until chicken is heated, basting with the sauce.
- Serve chicken with sauce spooned over. Garnish with sauteed peppers. Sprinkle with the snipped fresh chives.
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"I didn't start cooking until my early 20's, even though I come from a family of accomplished and admired home cooks. While I grew up watching my Italian grandmother in the kitchen, I remained uninterested in trying anything on my own. As a young lady, I was known for being particularly ignorant in the kitchen, with no idea how to even make a hot dog! All this changed, however, when I got engaged. I realized it was time to let my inherent talents out of the bag. At the time, the New York Times had a weekly column called The 60-Minute Gourmet by Pierre Franey. Each week, I would follow these recipes diligently, and taught myself to cook that way. From there, I began to read cookbooks and consult with relatives on family recipes. At my ripe old age now, I feel I know enough to put together a very pleasing meal and have become accomplished in my own right. Having an Irish father and an Italian mother, I'm glad I inherited the cooking gene (and the drinking one too!). One thing I have learned is that simpler is always better! I always believe cooking fills a need to nurture and show love. After being widowed fairly young and living alone with my dog and cats, I stopped cooking for awhile, since I really had no one to cook for. I made care packages for my grown son occasionally, and like to cook weekly for my boyfriend, so I feel like I am truly back in the saddle!!"
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