CHICKEN WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE


A dinner for garlic lovers! Succulent chicken topped off with a creamy garlic and Parmesan sauce.

A dinner for garlic lovers! Succulent chicken topped off with a creamy garlic and Parmesan sauce.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup half-and-half -OR- light cream
  • 1 - 1½ cups Italian flavor bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs olive oil (divided)
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs finely minced garlic
  • 2 tbs flour
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup cream (heavy cream preferred)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Using a meat mallet (smooth side), pound each breast between sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper to ¼-inch thickness. This will give you a pretty large piece of chicken, so what I do is cut each pounded-down breast in half lengthwise.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add 1 tbs of the olive oil.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken in the cream, letting excess cream drip off, then dredge in the Italian bread crumbs. You will probably have to cook the chicken in 2 batches.