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

  • 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.

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