Favorite Meal of the Week: Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

February 20, 2016 Fall, Favorite Meals, Spring 0

Fav Meal done Lemon Chicken

I was worried about trying this sauce since it has heavy cream. I’m not a big fan of cream bases sauces, but I am a fan of lemony, garlic sauces, so I thought why not give it a go?!

This only takes a little bit of prep time. The sauce was much easier than I originally thought it would be, too! I tasted it as it was thickening up, and was shocked at just how yummy it was. I yelled to get my husband into the kitchen, which honestly in hindsight was silly since I should have kept it all to myself! We both loved it!

Only changes I made was to add capers and sun-dried tomatoes. I have this tendency to want them in any meal that has lemon and feta! Fortunately, they worked beautifully, so I would say, if that sounds good to you, add it to your ingredients list.

Ingredients are:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅓ cup finely diced shallots (or red onions)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or basil

Interestingly, I was curious, being new to cooking and all, why this was not called Chicken Piccata? I love ordering piccata at a restaurant and this sauce is a perfect mirror of it. Seems that piccata is actually the act of cutting the meat, coating it, and then cooking it in the sauce. So, this is actually a healthier version, and trust me, it is still super freaking yummy!

This was actually a very easy meal. It’s from Little Spice Jar, and you can see the original here.

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