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Easy, Elegant, and Delicious: Chicken Pan Sauce with White Wine and Shallots

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May 12, 2013

Recipe: Chicken Pan Sauce with White Wine and Shallots

Happy Mother’s Day to all those fabulous Mamas out there, most of all….mine! For those of you regular readers of Shut Up & Cook, you know that Marnie…aka Marnie Poppins is a regular addition in the kitchen, be it here in Seattle or back in my childhood home of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Chicken Pan Sauce

Easy, Elegant, and Delicious…this Chicken Pan Sauce is guaranteed to impress.

In addition to all those Mom Skills she has (such as the ability to actually fold fitted sheets) she is an exquisite cook, pulling together delicious meals with seeming effortlessness, all the while offering sage life advice.

While this Chicken Pan Sauce with White Wine and Shallots was actually another dish from my Culinary Camp in Boulder with my Dad, it would be a perfect dinner for Mother’s Day (or any night this week) since it’s truly Easy, Elegant, and Delicious..just the way I like it.

My sweet mama...in the kitchen, bien sur.

My sweet mama…in the kitchen, bien sur.

Chicken Pan Sauce with White Wine and Shallots

Serves 4-6, Adapted from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

  • 32 ounces, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut horizontally and pounded thin
  • 2 large shallots, minced
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish
  • Vegetable oil, for sauteing chicken
  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear and saute the chicken in oil using a stainless skillet until golden brown and cooked through (this is why you want them pounded thin, so they cook quickly and don’t dry out)
  3. Remove chicken from pan and cover with foil while resting.
  4. Add shallots and sweat over low heat until fragrant and translucent, about 4-6 minutes.
  5. Add the artichoke hearts and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce to 1/4 cup.
  7. Add the stock and reduce to 1/2 cup.
  8. Add cream and reduce to nappe consistency (aka a consistency thick enough to coat the back of a spoon). There should be about one cup of sauce.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Slice the chicken against the grain on the bias.
  11. Serve chicken over angel hair pasta, finished with spoonful of sauce and garnished with chopped parsley.
Brilliant party prep trick: The day before cook the pasta until one minute before al dente. Drain, rinse, and toss with oil. Hold on a cookie sheet in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap. To use, simply finish cooking for one minute in a pot of boiling water.

Brilliant party prep trick: The day before cook the pasta until one minute before al dente. Drain, rinse, and toss with oil. Hold on a cookie sheet in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap. To use, simply finish cooking for one minute in a pot of boiling water.


12 comments »

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    The chicken looks mouthwatering with the pan sauce. Your mama looks so pretty and elegant. She has such a warming and sweet smile.

  2. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says:

    Easy and full of flavor. Your mom is adorable!

  3. john@kitchenriffs says:

    Great looking dish! The flavors look wonderful. And I agree with Angie and Alyssa – your mom has a great smile, and is adorable! Good post – thanks.

    • Shut Up & Cook says:

      Thanks John! I love these easy, yet delicious weeknight dinners. What’s your favorite weeknight meal to make when you want something a little elegant?

  4. Lail | With A Spin says:

    Great post. The chicken dish looks scrumptious.

  5. Hannah says:

    Wow, you and your Dad ate and cooked well at Culinary Camp! Love the sound of this chicken. And I love seeing your Mom even more! She looks incredibly kind and warm (like you!).

    • Shut Up & Cook says:

      You’re so sweet Hannah! You and my mom would get along famously. Kindred spirits, if I do say so myself. And yes…did we eat well at Culinary Camp. Too well! Time to hit the treadmill. 🙂

  6. Sheri Fields says:

    There is no way that is your mom…your older sister, but definitely NOT your mom! Love your blog!

    • Shut Up & Cook says:

      Sheri…you are the sweetest! In fact, I just forwarded your comment along to my Mama as it’s going to make her day too!

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back soon…lots of recipes to come!

      -E

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