chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Place chicken breast halves between sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap.
Pound slightly with mallet.
Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
Heat 1 tablespoon each of oil and butter in large skillet.
Cook chicken over high heat for 4 minutes on each side (or until chicken is cooked through).
Do not cook longer or they will be overcooked and dry.
Transfer to warm serving platter.
Add chives, lime juice and brandy, if used, parsley and mustard to pan.
Cook 15 seconds, whisking constantly.
Stir until sauce is smooth.
Whisk in remaining butter and oil.
Pour sauce over chicken.