July 6, 2011

Breast of Chicken Cockaigne

Posted in Chicken at 6:07 am by Sheila OConnell

This is a simple but delicious recipe for poached chicken breasts, from the Joy of Cooking.

   boneless chicken breasts, 4 halves

Dust chicken breasts with flour.  Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a heavy skillet.  Put the floured chicken in the hot skillet.  Shake the pan constantly so the flour crusts but does not color.  Cover and poach in the butter/oil over very low heat, turning occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts.  Remove from heat and allow to stand covered for 10 minutes more.  This rather unorthodox procedure makes breasts puff up, so the meat is tender and moist. 



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