Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chicken Breasts with Blue Cheese Sauce

Photo Credit: slavasrecipes

  • 4 skinless,boneless chicken breast halves,about 1¼ pounds
  • salt to taste if desired
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ cup fresh or canned chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ lb blue cheese
  • 4 rectangles or thinly sliced cooked ham,about 1/4 pound
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  1. Sprinkle the chicken breast halves with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy skillet large enough to hold the chicken in one layer over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and brown lightly on one side.
  4. Turn and continue cooking about 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Remove the pieces and keep warm.
  6. Meanwhile,heat the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan and add the flour,stirring rapidly with a wire whisk.
  7. Add the broth and milk,and continue stirring rapidly.add the cream and cook,stirring often,about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Add the ham slices to the skillet in which the chicken pieces cooked and sauté briefly on both sides just the heat through.
  10. Transfer the slices to a heated serving dish and cover each slice with a piece of chicken breast.
  11. Add the onion to the skillet and cook,stirring,until wilted.
  12. Add the wine and stir to dissolve the brown particles that cling to the bottom and sides of skillet.
  13. Stir in the cheese sauce.
  14. Place a sieve over a small skillet and strain the sauce,stirring and pushing down with a plastic spatula to press through as much of it as possible.
  15. There should be about 1⅓ cups of sauce.
  16. Pour the sauce over chicken breasts and serve hot.

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