techlawgardener
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Grape tomato topping for chicken breasts

One of my favorite fancy-looking but easy recipes involves the following:

-1/2 to 1 cup cherry/grape tomatoes per person, chopped in half
-1 large basil leaf per person, minced
-1/4 shallot per person
-balsamic vinegar
-1/4 can chicken broth per person mixed with 1/4 t corn starch per person
-olive oil

1. Sautee minced shallots in olive oil 'til translucent on medium heat.
2. Add tomatoes, toss and cook for 2-3 minutes to evaporate some of the juice.
3. Add 1t-1T balsamic per person depending on how acidic you like your sauces, cook down on high heat.
4. Add broth/corn starch recipe, toss & cook 'til sauce is the consistency you like.
5. Add basil, toss, and ladle over cooked chicken breasts, cooked penne, or any other relatively mild-flavored dish requiring a sauce.

Enjoy!

*Modified years ago from <i>Food and Wine</i>, who suggested something along these lines to go over baked chicken breasts stuffed with prosciutto, fontina, and basil.

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Diane
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Re: Grape tomato topping for chicken breasts

techlawgardener wrote:One of my favorite fancy-looking but easy recipes involves the following:

-1/2 to 1 cup cherry/grape tomatoes per person, chopped in half
-1 large basil leaf per person, minced
-1/4 shallot per person
-balsamic vinegar
-1/4 can chicken broth per person mixed with 1/4 t corn starch per person
-olive oil

1. Sautee minced shallots in olive oil 'til translucent on medium heat.
2. Add tomatoes, toss and cook for 2-3 minutes to evaporate some of the juice.
3. Add 1t-1T balsamic per person depending on how acidic you like your sauces, cook down on high heat.
4. Add broth/corn starch recipe, toss & cook 'til sauce is the consistency you like.
5. Add basil, toss, and ladle over cooked chicken breasts, cooked penne, or any other relatively mild-flavored dish requiring a sauce.

Enjoy!

*Modified years ago from <i>Food and Wine</i>, who suggested something along these lines to go over baked chicken breasts stuffed with prosciutto, fontina, and basil.

This sounds yummy. I'll have many cherry tomatoes soon.
I like how you measure per person, Very helpful.
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