Low Calorie, Quick Meal

Garlic Butter Chicken

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20 minutes

Ingredients

  •  3 tablespoons olive oil
  •  4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  •  1 to 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  •  1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  •  1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  •  1/2 cup white wine* or chicken broth
  •  3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  •  1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  •  2 teaspoons fresh parsley, optional for garnishing

Instructions

 

  1. To a large skillet, add the olive oil, pounded chicken, evenly season with poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Do not move the chicken while it is searing. After 5-6 minutes, flip chicken over. It should have a medium golden color. For thicker/bigger chicken breasts, sear for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Allow chicken to cook on the second side for about 5 minutes, or until done and cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken with a slotted spatula and place it on a plate to rest.
  4. Deglaze your skillet by adding wine or broth and allow the liquid to bubble up and steam for a few seconds.
  5. Add the butter and allow it to melt, about 1 minute; stir continuously until melted.
  6. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minutes; stir continuously.
  7. Turn the heat off, add the chicken back into the skillet, flip it around in the garlic butter sauce, and spoon the sauce over the chicken.
  8. Optionally garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Quick Tip

For fewer calories and lower fat, don't use extra garlic butter left in the pan. Also make extra chicken to throw on a salad later in the week!