Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chicken and Artichokes in White Wine Sauce

I love when meals are beautiful and special enough to serve to company, but simple enough to have on a weeknight.  This chicken, with all its fantastic flavors fit that description to a tee.  My mom and I absolutely adored it.  I can tell you all with 100% certainty that we'll be enjoying this dish time and time again--probably very soon.

Chicken and Artichokes in White Wine Sauce
seen on Annie's Eats
originally from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, Bridal Edition

1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. herbes de provence (or combination of dried basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (2 chicken breasts total)
2 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP butter
2 c. sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 (14 oz.) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1/3 c. dry white wine
1/3 c. chicken broth
grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
minced fresh parsley, for serving

1.  In a pie plate or shallow dish, combine flour, herbs, salt, and pepper and stir with a fork to blend.  Reserve 1 TBSP of the flour mixture.  Dredge chicken in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.

2.  Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.  Remove the chicken to a plate; cover and keep warm.

3.  Add the butter to the pan and warm until melted.  Add the mushrooms and artichokes to the pan and cook until most of the liquid is released from the mushrooms and the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

4.  In a liquid measuring cup, combine the white wine, chicken broth, and reserved TBSP of flour. Whisk until smooth.  Add the mixture to the skillet, cooking until warm and slightly thickened.  

5.  Return chicken to the pan to warm through and cover with sauce.  Serve the chicken with sauce spooned over the top, and garnished with Parmesan and parsley, as desired.  Serves 4.


katie said...

I love artichokes with chicken, this recipe looks simple and delicious.

That Girl said...

Simple- that makes it right up my alley.

Natalie said...

i made this awhile ago after seeing it on annie's site--we loved it!!

Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

I love the combination of flavors in this, will be trying it soon!