spicy herbed peppercorn chicken breasts

Ingredients For spicy herbed peppercorn chicken breasts

  • 1 Tbsp
    black peppercorns, whole
  • 1/3 c
    white wine, dry
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 6
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced shallots
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 4
    chicken breasts, boned, halved and flattened
  • 1 sm
    bay leaf, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • parsley

How To Make spicy herbed peppercorn chicken breasts

  • 1
    In blender or food processor, process peppercorns, thyme and bay leaf pieces until bay leaf is no longer visible and peppercorns are coarsely cracked.
  • 2
    Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt, the pepper mixture, shallots and garlic, pressing lightly so seasonings cling.
  • 3
    Cover with a clean sheet of waxed paper and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
  • 4
    Discard garlic.
  • 5
    Melt butter in skillet over medium high heat until browned and cooked through.
  • 6
    Remove to serving plate and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • 7
    Add wine to pan drippings and cook over high heat stirring often for about 2 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons.
  • 8
    Spoon over chicken breasts and garnish with parsley sprigs.

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