Are you in a boring chicken rut? Do you make the same recipe over and over again and your kids are complaining? I have certainly been there, and if you are currently struggling in the area of menu creativity, try adding this French-style shallot chicken to your weekly dinner menu this week.
This oh-so-flavorful chicken is simple to make and tastes like something you would get at a small country restaurant in France. I would recommend serving it with a side of roasted garlic potatoes and green vegetables, such as fresh green beans. Your whole family will thank you for trying something new, and they will certainly be begging for you to make it again.
2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
3 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 shallots, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 green onions, sliced
2 tsp. Herbes de Provence
¾ c. red wine
¼ c. chicken broth
½ c. fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
Pound the chicken breasts so that they are thin and even in thickness. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. Dredge the chicken breasts in flour.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is very hot, drop in the chicken breasts and cook on each side for about 5 minutes, or until browned on the outside and cooked through. Set the chicken breasts aside on a plate.
Add the shallots, green onions, garlic, and Herbes de Provence to the same skillet and stir, being sure to get all of the brown bits of chicken from the pan for flavor. Add the wine and broth and stir. Add the chicken back into the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce is reduced.
Season with salt and pepper. Top with fresh parsley and serve!