07 May 2010

{à table: chicken à la tomato sauce}

For this week's Foodie Friday, I have a super simple dinner for you!  I actually didn't plan on posting this, but the other night when I served up dinner...Mister was so happy with it, that he said I had share.

You know those days...when you don't want to fuss over the stove; think about a satisfying dish for everyone; don't have time to go to the store? Well, that's what I was feeling.  I raided my pantry, freezer  and fridge and had a vague remembrance of a dish that I had tasted years prior.  I knew what I was going to serve!  Chicken à la tomato sauce ~

Like I said, I raided my rations, so you can do the same.  There are a ton of different variations to this, and actually there's probably a proper recipe out there.  But, I just figured out something with what I had on hand...

*Chicken Breast(s) - I used three. Leftovers are a blessing (even if you do like to cook!!!)
*1 large can crushed tomatoes
*1 small can tomato sauce - or crushed tomatoes (whatever you have/want)
*Magi Sauce (I always have this on hand, but you could equally use Worcestershire sauce.)
* 1-2 Tbsp Sour Cream (Or creme fraiche or even plain yogurt!)
*Fresh basil
*Parmesan cheese
*1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
*Garlic Powder (of course, you can use fresh garlic...I just didn't have any)
*Salt + Pepper

1) Season both sides of chicken (Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder)
2) In a deep pot, medium heat, add the olive oil and sear both sides of the chicken (until a good "crust"/browning has occurred). 
3) Cover seared chicken with tomato sauce, splash in sauce magi (or whatever you're using). 
4) Add lid on pot and reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 45 min - 1hr (depending on thickness of Chicken).  Stir every so often.
5) Stir in a bit of fresh basil.  (I added some about 10 minutes before serving.  You could do it earlier or at very end.) 
6) When chicken is cooked through, turn off heat and stir in sour cream
7) Serve over rice (which I had).  I originally would have suggested pasta, but honestly the rice was so yummy with the, I'll probably do this again.  
8) Top with fresh basil and Parmesan Cheese. 

As I said...a hundred variations.  I might try a few new things next time, but then again, Mister was so happy with it - so, maybe I won't!

Happy Friday, weekend, kitchen times...and (of course) à table !


{The picture was an I said, I didn't plan on posting this!}


::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Ooh yum!! Sounds and looks delicious! :)

hip hip gin gin said...

Looks delicious! I wish meals turned out this yummy looking when I raid the pantry. Days like that are usually not nearly this successful over here.

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy, darling!
Thanks for sharing!


CC said...

Looks totally yummy! :)

Kaleena J. said...

Yum! That looks delish. I know what I'm making for dinner now... :)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


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