Mangia Monday!

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
-Arnold H. Glasgow

Hello! Welcome to Mangia Monday! Don't let the steps of this recipe fool you - it is easy to make. I just like to break recipes down into small steps so they are easier to follow. This is a hearty meal and sure to satisfy! Enjoy!

"The chicken came first - God would look silly sitting on an egg."
-Author Unknown

Chicken Breasts with Apple & Maple Gravy

Servings: 4


* 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
* Pan searing flour (flour seasoned with salt & pepper)
* 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 tsp parsley
* 1 tsp rosemary
* 1 tsp thyme
* 1 tsp butter
* 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
* 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
* 1 cup chicken gravy
* 2 Brussels sprouts (halved and cooked)
* 2 sweet potatoes (diced and cooked)


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Dust chicken with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.
3.) Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in oven-safe pan on medium0high over stove-top until oil faintly smokes.
4.) Add chicken to pan.
5.) Turn the chicken when caramelized (edges turn paper-bag brown about 1/4 way up sides), 3-4 min.
6.) Place pan with chicken in oven.
7.) Cook until internal temperature of chicken reaches 160 degrees, 6-8 min.
8.) Remove from oven and place pan with chicken on stove-top over medium heat.
9.) Add 1 tbsp. olive oil, herbs, and butter, too pan and carefully mix.
10.) Spoon over chicken to baste.
11.) Remove from pan when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, 4-5 min.
12.) Place chicken on platter, cover to keep warm.
13.) Discard liquids from pan.
14.) Add maple syrup to pan and simmer to brown and slightly reduce, about 2 min.
15.) Add vinegar, stirring to deglaze; simmer to slightly reduce, about 2 min.
16.) Add roasted chicken gravy.
17.) Simmer, stirring constantly, 2-3 min.
18.) Serve sliced chicken over Brussels sprouts, yams and gravy on individual plates.

“We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
-S. Parkes Cadman

Silly Joke of the Day:

Why did the chicken cross the road halfway?
.......She wanted to lay it on the line.

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

1 comment:

ddb7 said...

going to try this sometime for the Fam!