Chicken Saute Plus

4 (1 1/2 pounds) skinless, bonelss chicken breasts halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pan sauce, (see direction steps below)

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté about 7 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn and cook 6 to 7 minutes more, or until just cooked through. Transfer chicken breasts to plate (cover loosely to keep warm).

Make pan sauce of choice. Return chicken to pan and heat, spooning sauce over chicken, until heated through.

Balsamic Sauce:
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons flour

Sauté chicken as above. Pour off all but a light skim of fat from pan. Add balsamic vinegar and tomato paste, stirring to incorporate any pan drippings, and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and cook 3 minutes.

In small bowl, with fingers, knead together butter and flour. Whisk into pan and cook 2 minutes, or until sauce is lightly thickened.

Rich Bourbon Sauce:
1/4 cup bourbon
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons flour

Sauté chicken as above. Pour off all but a light skim of fat from pan. Off heat, add bourbon. Return pan to heat, carefully ignite bourbon, and cook until flame subsides. Add chicken broth, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook 4 minutes.

In small bowl, with fingers, knead together butter and flour. Whisk into pan and cook 2 minutes, or until sauce is lightly thickened.

Light Tomato Sauce with Thyme:
2 minced garlic cloves
2 chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sauté chicken as above. Pour off all but a light skim of fat from pan. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. tomatoes and thyme and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and salt and simmer until sauce is lightly thickened.


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