Monday, March 1, 2010
This is my pan seared chicken breast with a pan gravy, with roasted potatoes and sauteed vegetables. The chicken breast is seasoned heavily with my own chefs seasoning, then flash seared in a HOT pan on the stove top until some nice dark brown coloring shows up. You then remove the breast and put in the oven at approx 325 degrees. Before you even begin that though you must start the roasted potatoes, as those will take the longest of all to complete. The potatoes are a red new potato roasted with salt, pepper, onions and chefs seasoning at about 375 degrees for about 25 min then the least 15-20 min at 325. While the chicken is in the oven, slice the onion and squash for the meal in a medium julienne (small spears approx 2 in long and 1 pr 2 cm wide) and flash saute in butter when there is approx 4 minutes left on the chicken breast and potatoes in the oven. The sauce for this dish is a simple pan gravy in which I add a little white wine for the nice sour flavor that goes great with chicken and potatoes. The pan that you sear the chicken in, add chopped garlic (about 1tbsp) and saute till just starting to brown then add 4 oz white wine and reduce to au sec consistency (if you've read my blog before you know what this means...hint hint) then add one can chicken broth to mixture and reduce by half. Salt and pepper to taste, then thicken with a corn starch slurry (also would know what this is if you read my previous blogs, another hint hint) to your desired consistency and let sit until plate up time. Something that I have not said in the past is that when plating any meal, two of the main things to look for in your plating design is height and color contrasts, like having some darks and lights and brights even. Something that you will see that I do alot is garnish my meals with either a small dice or brunoise tomato. This is almost always a good call to make some POP to your dish!
This is a somewhat simple meal that only takes about 45 min to make and prep in total. Give yourself an hour the first time but after that you are good to go!!
Until next time good eating and remember to have fun with it!!!