It is probably one of my kid's most favorite dinners. It is quick and very forgiving.
I usually increase the amount of chicken as this is a little bit short for four in my house...especially with two teen aged boys at the table. But it is easy to just add a bit more garlic and parsley and maybe a tad more butter...just eyeball it. You can not go wrong. Of course you could change the recipe and add other things. But we love it just the way it is.
In fact my kids lovingly call this "Jacques Chicken"
Chicken with Garlic and Parsley
"Fast Food My Way"
"In France, the classic way of cooking frog's legs is to dredge them in flour, sauté them over high heat in oil and butter and finish them with garlic and parsley and some fresh lemon juice. I've replaced the frog's legs with cubes of chicken breast. Make sure that you dry the cubes well with paper towels before you season them, and don't dredge them in the flour until just before sautéing. Finely milled Wondra flour will give you the crispest coating on the chicken; substitute all-purpose if you must. If possible, prepare this dish in a 12-inch skillet (preferably nonstick), which is large enough to accommodate the chicken in one layer."
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (each about 7 ounces), cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons Wondra flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons good olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 lemon, quartered
Dry the chicken cubes with paper towels and toss them with the flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat until very hot but not smoking, add the chicken cubes, and cook in one layer, turning occasionally, for about 3-1/2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the garlic and parsley in a small bowl. Add the butter and the parsley mixture to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute longer, shaking the skillet occasionally to coat the chicken.
To serve, divide among four plates, add a wedge of lemon to each plate, and serve within 15 minutes.