Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Brandied Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter & Capers

This is one the chef just pulled out of his hat, but boy was it good!   We used Meyers lemons because we had a tree full of them, but if you can’t find them just use regular lemons.  We find the Meyers to be sweeter, so use a bit less regular.   Serves 4 people.  Enjoy!


Brandied Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter & Capers


Ingredients for Marinade
4 medium boneless-skinless chicken breast
2 tbl. Meyers lemon juice (or 1 tbl. regular lemon juice)
1 ½ tsp. Lemon pepper
1 tbl. Canola oil

Ingredients for Chicken
2 or 3 Poblano peppers, seeded and cut in half lengthwise, then into ¼” strips
5 tbl. butter
2 tbl. olive oil
butter spray
½ cup Myers lemon juice (or ¼ cup regular lemon juice)
2 to 3 tbl. capers
¼ cup brandy
1 medium onion, sliced then cut the slices in half
6 Portabella mushrooms, thinly sliced
¼ cup chicken broth
salt & pepper to taste

Directions
  • Put chicken breasts in a bowl, and add the lemon juice, lemon pepper, and Canola oil for the marinade.  Mix well and allow to marinate 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Melt 3 tbl. of the butter and the olive oil in a medium hot skillet and add chicken
  • Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken to a small baking dish (9”x12”) coated with butter spray (reserve chicken drippings in skillet)
  • To the chicken skillet, add onions, mushrooms, and peppers. 
  • Cook over medium heat until just soft (2 to 3 minutes) and spoon mixture over chicken.
  • In the same skillet, add 2 tbl. of butter, chicken broth, lemon juice, capers and brandy.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring for about 4 minutes.
  • Pour this mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover banking dish with foil and bake at 330 degrees for 15 minutes.
Ready for the oven.


Monday, November 23, 2015

We're back!

The Three Headed Chef is BACK!  After months of trying to figure out why all of our photos went missing, we discovered that Google deactivated our Google account.  Lots of finger pointing later, we've managed to restore everything (I think.)  Please let us know if you find any pictures missing or broken or out of order, etc. or if anything doesn't look right.  It took a lot of fixing, and we might have missed something.  Looking forward to getting back to blogging!

The Chef