Some of the best discoveries were made through happy accident and this dish is no exception. Over the weekend, I wanted to throw together my favorite stove top chicken recipe to simmer away while I exercised. Unfortunately, I realized after I was committed that I was out of the two essential ingredients for the dish: olive oil and chicken broth. What’s a girl to do? I improvised and am never looking back. This chicken so moist, so flavorful, so delightfully sticky with the onion sauce it shared a pan with. You will not be disappointed.
Happy Accident Chicken
2 chicken breasts (I have mine delivered from a local farm)
1/4 cup flour mixed with your favorite seasoning (I like dried Mediterranean herbs and fresh lemon zest)
A few tablespoons sunflower oil (I happened to have the German stuff on hand)
3 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
1/4 bottle Stonewall Kitchen Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce
2 large lemons
1/2 cup of water
1/2 white onion, sliced thin
At least four cloves of garlic
Tomatoes, for garnish
Basil, for garnish
1. Rinse chicken and pat dry while your pan, sprayed with Pam, is heating up to medium.
2. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour.
3. Cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side. (This is when I noticed I didn’t have my usual liquid.)
4. Add a few tablespoons sunflower oil. Watch the magic starts to happen. Cook an additional 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to low. Throw in the butter.
5. Add about a 1/4 bottle Stonewall Kitchen Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce. Zest and juice two lemons, add to pan. Throw in about half a cup of water. You want liquid covering the bottom half of the chicken. Toss in your sliced onions and garlic. Cover and let simmer away for twenty minutes.
6. Turn the chicken, stir together what now should now magically be a sauce, cover, and let simmer away for another twenty minutes.
7. To serve, pour the sauce over the chicken on a platter. Chop fresh cherry tomatoes and basil for garnish. By now your garlic will be poached, so spread that buttery joy all over and enjoy your fabulously sticky, oniony, garlicky chicken.