Amaretto Chicken

Amaretto Chicken


"Rich and tasty. I had this in a restaurant years ago, experimented with it at home until I finally got it right."


1 h 10 m servings 804 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 804 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 57.2 g
  • 88%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 36.8 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium:
  • 599 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown chicken in butter quickly, and remove to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Add remaining 1/4 cup butter to skillet and brown the green onion and mushrooms with the garlic and tarragon. Pour this saute mixture over chicken breasts.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Heat the cream, cheese and amaretto in the skillet, whisking rapidly. Stir in capers, then pour sauce over chicken, green onions and mushrooms.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 55 Ratings


This was easy. Personally I did not like the taste at all, although I like all the ingredients.

I really liked this recipe. I made it with evap. milk instead of cream; omitted mushroom and used 1/4 c. low fat marg.; and used 1 tsp. almond extract. My husband on the other hand hated it. ...

It has a very unique taste. Definitely is top 5 in my list. However, anyone who doesnt like amaretto taste should not expect too much.

I just made this dish per the recipe and it was wonderful. As with other reviewers, I felt the sauce was a bit thin, but my company said she preferred thin sauces to thick.

I made this as a second course for 8 on Christmas dinner 2004, never tried it before. Used Amaretto for liquor, and it turned out marvellous. The Amaretto really didn't dominate. I served it tog...

An excellent recipe, the flavours go together extremely well. I only recommend this for people who like strong flavours - all of the ingredients in this recipe are quite bold. I made a small r...

I made this dish for a dinner party, and it was a great success, everyone loved it. But I did not use amaretto, I used half and half rum and gin. It was delicious!

My husband has made this recipe countless times and it is fantastic! Thanks so much for the recipe! This is one of our favorite chicken recipes and one we frequently make for guests.

Not a big fan. I like all the ingredients in this dish except the Amaretto, too sweet. I think a red wine would have been better.