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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

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Chef John

This delicious chicken recipe includes a simple exercise in pan gravy perfection. If I only had one day to teach someone how to cook, you better believe this archetypal sauce recipe would be one of the first things I'd demonstrate.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place chicken breast halves between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet on high heat until it begins to shimmer, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; cook chicken breasts until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked chicken to a warm plate and loosely cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Melt butter in the skillet; stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan; cook and stir until gravy begins to simmer and thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in green onions and chipotle chile powder.
  5. Return chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
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WEELASSIE
89
4/25/2012

I was looking for something different to do with my chicken breasts and this recipe was on the front page including a video on how to prepare. So easy and tasty and a big hit with the family! Didn't have to run to the grocery store because I had everything on hand. *I lied - except for the chipotle seasoning! I did a web search and found I could use a paprika, red pepper with a dash of chili powder as a substitute. About 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/8 red pepper and a dash of chili powder. Will look for chipotle seasoning for the next time I make this!

Gail Cobile
25
6/19/2012

Awesomely delicious and easy prep. I didn't change a single thing. Just wish I had increased the servings. Next time is a sure thing.. great recipe, serious keeper and a repeater at my house, by request!! TY Chef John.

Cindy
21
4/27/2012

This was awesome and super easy! The only change I made was to scale this to 6 servings and used vegetable broth instead of chicken.