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Chicken St. Germain

Chicken St. Germain

I had this for lunch one day, sitting in the open air, in the sun, under an umbrella in the old town of Vilnius, drinking freshly squeezed orange juice.

The shrimp in Lithuania that were served as part of a meal/garnish were tiny, even smaller than the normal salad shrimp (150-200/lb) that are available here. This makes a generous quantity of sauce.

Ingredients for 2 people

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin and turned in seasoned flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus 1 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely crushed
  • 10 small cooked shrimp or raw, peeled
  • ¼ c sherry -I use Taylor's golden sherry for cooking
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ c chicken stock
  • 2 tsps cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water
  • cubes of fresh mango
  • 1/3 c red or black seedless grapes
  • salt and pepper
  • finely chopped fresh parsley - garnish

Method

1. Heat non stick skillet, add olive oil and butter, add chicken and cook over medium heat, turning until light golden brown. About 2 minutes per side.

2. Add sherry and garlic, and let bubble for a minute, add lemon juice. Remove chicken to a plate.

3. Add heavy cream, stock and raw shrimp, plus salt and pepper, stir in cornstarch mix and let simmer for 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens.

4. Return chicken to pan with mango and grapes (and cooked shrimp) and simmer for 2-3 minutes to finish cooking chicken if necessary and allow flavors to combine. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Notes

For Cable TV viewers: I changed the recipe to give more sauce without adding more cream after the show was taped. And then thickened the sauce.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBSTITUTIONS AND DIFFERENT METHODS WILL AFFECT FINAL TASTE.
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Oonagh Williams, proprietor of Royal Temptations, has a Culinary Arts degree, offers Catering services, teaches a variety of classes in International Cooking, makes regular appearances on WMUR ABC Channel 9's Cooks' Corner and has her own series on Merrimack TV. You can contact Oonagh at 603-424-6412.
 
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