Sunday, June 5, 2011

Martha Stewart Sunday: Easy Chicken dinner

          On the Martha Stewart website there is a whole slideshow devoted to easy chicken dinners. As a college gal, I think eating chicken is a necessity because of how cheap it is to buy (even better are the frozen kinds, because you can just take out one at a time) and how versatile it is, chicken can be cooked thousands of different ways. Martha just did 101 easy chicken dinners so think of how many more there are out in the World Wide Web. I did not have a lot of time to make dinner, nor a bunch of ingredients on hand so I went with one that looked fairly simple. Chicken, white wine, parsley and flour. Done. Okay also a few other ingredients but you get the point. It turned out delicious, and was easy. The most important thing is to keep a careful eye on the reduction as it reduces fast and once it burns there is no going back! (Not that that has ever happened to me……….)
So I cooked pasta and broccoli and PRESTO meal. 

Anyways, here is the recipe:


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 thin chicken cutlets (1 1/2 pounds total)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley or mint (or a combination) (chop before starting chicken, makes your life much easier!)


  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Working in batches, cook chicken until browned, 1 to 3 minutes per side, adding more oil to skillet as needed. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil. (Yeah, I just placed flour on a cutting board, worked just as well)


  • Pour wine into pan with chicken juices still there and boil until liquid , once it reduces to half then add chicken and turn to coat. Remove pan from heat and swirl in butter and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. 


What's your favorite chicken dish?



  1. This sounds so good! I'm a Martha Stewart addict, no joke... I love her. And I'm a big chicken fan, especially of chicken parmesan.
    xo Josie

  2. This sounds really good! I love martha! Especially her cooking shows!! xo

  3. Josie- I love Martha way too much, she also has some great chicken parm recipes!

    Taj- Martha Bakes is amazing, just saying

    Nerris- It certainly was!




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