Chicken, Artichoke, White Wine

Your weeknight just got game. Do people still say that? I dunno, but it seems appropriate, because this chicken will rock your weeknight world.

Chicken breasts cooked just right, earthy nutty artichoke, pickled caper goodness, and kickin’ awesome sauce. Love it.

Serves two. End to end time – 40 minutes

Mise en Place
1 can quartered artichokes, in water 1 small red onion, sliced
1 tbs capers MEATS
1 clove garlic, minced 2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup sauvigion blanc
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tbs butter
olive oil
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper

1 skillet, medium

Step Action
1 season chicken breasts
2 in a bit of olive oil, cook chicken breasts till done, flipping every few minutes until the middle of the breasts reads 155 on your themometer (carryover will take it to 165.)
3 evac chicken to plate when done
4 add onions to pan and cook until almost soft, 5ish minutes
5 add garlic and cook, 1 minute
6 add artichokes and capers, cook 1 minute
7 add wine, bring to a boil, and let it reduce in half.
8 add in chicken stock, scrape up any brown bits still on the pan
9 evac artichokes to serving plates
10 bring stock to a boil
11 swirl in butter and reduce until sauce like.
12 meanwhile, slice chicken and place on top of artichokes.
13 fish out any remaining onion slices and put on top of chicken.
14 pour sauce over top of chicken
15 serve, close your eyes, and enjoy the deliciousness.

For making good chicken breasts in the skillet. I think a couple things are helpful.

  1. season your chicken and let it sit for 20 minutes to warm up from super fridge cold
  2. pat it dry before you put it in the pan
  3. put it in the pan and then shake immediately so it doesn’t stick
  4. cover the skillet with a lid to roast it
  5. cook on medium to medium low (depending on your stove). too hot and it will dry out and be icky.

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