Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cornmeal Chicken with Soy & Lime Sauce

Ah chicken. Infinite possibilities, and yet sometimes I'm completely at a loss on how to spice it up — so to speak. Enter the always-inspiring Dinner: A Love Story, which in turn, was inspired by the also always-inspiring Mark Bittman. I whipped up cornmeal-crusted chicken with soy-lime sauce and it was such a satisfying, easy and delicious chicken dish that you should all add it to your regular rotation.

It's pretty simple. Pound the chicken breasts until they're thinned out and dredge them in cornmeal. Cook them in a skillet with oil (olive or vegetable).

Once done, set the chicken aside and use the same skillet to make the soy-lime sauce. Cook garlic and scallions (I never have scallions on hand, so that wasn't happening) for about one minute, then add a 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, the juice of one lime and cook until it reduces, after about 20-30 seconds.

Pour the sauce over your chicken and serve with cilantro on top! It's easy and breezy and I was impressed with the texture of the cornmeal crust, as opposed to bread crumbs.

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