Brandy, mushrooms and leek add a sophisticated touch to ordinary chicken breasts.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998


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Instructions Checklist
  • Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add leek and thyme. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook for 5 minutes more. Add brandy and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Whisk broth and flour in a small bowl. Add to the pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

  • Return the mushroom mixture, chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt, pepper and lemon juice; spoon over the chicken. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 25.2g; carbohydrates 4.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 1.3g; fat 8.1g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 308.8IU; vitamin c 4.5mg; folate 19.5mcg; calcium 22.8mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 29.8mg; potassium 382.6mg; sodium 270.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
My family and I did not enjoy this dish. The sauce was too runny and did not have enough flavor. It took too long to make for how unsatisfying it was. I won't be making it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This dish is truly cuisine at home! The sauce is fabulous and goes together quite quickly. Definitely good enough for company Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very delicious I loved this recipe. Did not have brandy on hand so used cognac very delicious. Very easy and could not believe that this is a healthy dish. This dieting thing is not so difficult if I have recipes like this on hand. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy i loved this dish it was really nice nice sauce nice everything really Ha ha you've been tricked I'm not trying this dish ever Pros: it was the best thing ever Cons: it is yummy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
tasty and not difficult I suggest always preparing ingredients in advance. Tis recipe is not difficult if all it measured and ready on hand. My hubby loved it and was blown over So I will make it again soon Pros: brandy really made it taste special Cons: breasts were not cooked in time so 4 minutes is tight Read More