Monday, April 25, 2011

Mast Farm Sauteed Chicken Breastsw

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Butter and/or margarine
Lemon pepper

Rinse chicken in warm water and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken between a large piece of plastic wrap and gently pound with a cooking mallet. The chicken cooks more evenly if it isn't quite so thick in spots. Be careful not to pound too roughly or you'll tear the chicken meat.

In a shallow bowl or pan, mix a little salt with flour. Lightly dust the chicken breasts in this mixture.

Melt butter and margarine (start with about 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons of margarine), in a large frying pan over low to moderate heat. Arrange chicken in pan and sauté lightly, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and remove to warm serving platter.

May deglaze pan with lemon juice and a little dry white wine and drizzle over chicken if desired.

My notes:

We had this simple, yet delicious chicken the first time we stayed at The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. It's a very easy, last-minute dinner idea and I usually serve it over angel hair pasta.

Adapted from Mast Farm Inn Family Style Cookbook