Sauteed Chicken with Brandied Fruit and Almonds

Sauteed Chicken with Brandied Fruit and Almonds

FROM: Suzie

PREP TIME: 15

COOK TIME: 15

SERVINGS: 4

DESCRIPTION:

Chicken with Brandied Fruit and Almonds

INGREDIENTS:

4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound total)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3 medium nectarines, pitted and cut into thin wedges*
3 tablespoons brandy
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Fresh oregano sprigs (optional)
2 tablespoons water

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place each chicken piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Combine flour, salt, and ground red pepper. Coat chicken pieces with flour mixture.

2. In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter or margarine over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once. Remove skillet from heat. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Add nectarines, brandy, water, and lemon juice to the skillet. Return to heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring gently.

3. Serve the fruit mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with almonds. Garnish with oregano, if desired.

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