Chicken Paillards with Porcini-Cider Sauce

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If we had to pick only one meat to eat, it would be chicken. It’s so versatile. If you’re looking for a new way to cook chicken breasts, this Chicken Paillards with Porcini-Cider Sauce is simple and elegant. The main ingredients are simple: chicken breasts, dried porcini mushrooms, balsamic vinegar and apple cider. And it’s only 340 calories per serving.

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* 4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless, pounded thin
* 2 tablespoons flour
* 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
* 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
* 1 shallot, minced
* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
* 2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms, reconstituted in 1 cup boiling water
* 1/4 cup apple cider
* 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced, plus more for garnish


  1. Preheat oven 200 degrees F
  2. Place flour in a shallow bowl; season with salt and pepper. Dredge each chicken paillard in flour, shaking off excess. Strain reconstituted porcinis, saving liquid. Chop porcinis and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to an ovenproof plate and keep warm in the oven.
  4. Add remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan over medium heat, add shallots and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Turn heat to high and add the balsamic vinegar, porcini liquid and apple cider. Stir to incorporate any browned bits in the pan and bring to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat and add mushrooms and thyme leaves to sauce. Allow to simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

To serve, place one chicken paillard on each plate and top with some of the porcini-cider sauce. Garnish with additional thyme sprigs before serving.

Nutritional Information, Per Serving: 340 calories; 12 g fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 15 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 39 g protein



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