I made this to use up a mountain of chicken breast fillets that were in danger of getting ignored in the back of the fridge, (also, I cannot stand wasting food, especially meat, where an animal’s life would serve no purpose if thrown away). There was a general outcry of hunger at lunchtime yesterday, and it was the perfect opportunity to make a big batch of something tasty!
I decided to cook a very “hands-off” dish which left me free to leave the kitchen and get on with other important things (like reading: another equally yummy activity). The chicken was seared, then cooked in wine, water, herbs and some choice veggies. There is nothing I cannot cook if I have a bouillon cube and some celery in the house!
*This is a Blood Type A friendly Dish*
You will need:
4 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
8 chicken fillets
1 onion, diced
5 scallions (green onions), sliced, including green parts
4 inner ribs celery, including green leaves, sliced
2 sprigs rosemary
1 lemon, quartered
1 cup white wine
2 cups chicken or veggie broth (or 1 good quality bouillon cube & Water: I use Rapunzel brand)
sea-salt & freshly ground black pepper to season meat
Preheat oven 400*
1 – Season meat with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Put roasting pan or oven-proof saute pan on high heat and add 1/2 of the oil. When it is hot, add 4 chicken fillets and sear on both sides until slightly golden in color. Transfer to a plate, then add more oil to the pan and sear the last batch.
2 – Turn heat down to medium and add all of the chopped and sliced vegetables, including the lemon wedges and rosemary. Saute for about 6 or so minutes.
3 – Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the broth (or bouillon and water) and bring to a boil.
4 – Nestle chicken into broth in an even, snug layer and cover with lid. Place in oven for 25 minutes. Take out and test meat by piercing center of breast with a knife. If it is white and tender, it is cooked. If it is not quite there, put it back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes, until you are satisfied.
Serve with plenty of broth, and maybe some pasta, rice, bread or a salad.