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Chicken Madeira

Most everyone I know will go out for dinner at some fancy restaurant for a celebrated Birthday; this thought was no exception in our house for my wife’s 40th milestone extravaganza. ¬†After consideration of where to take our appetite, a place that would be kid friendly for two toddlers too, we (she) decided to put my cooking skills to use. ¬†Dining-In in flavorful style was a great decision when this Chicken Madeira meal was completed and devoured.

Chicken Madeira PrepThis recipe is simple and delicious needless to say, whether on a busy weeknight or you’re having company over on the weekend.

Ingredients (Chicken):
- 4 skinless chicken breasts; the thinner the better for this particular recipe
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 3 TBSP EV Olive Oil
- 1 Cup of Reduced Fat mozzarella cheese

Ingredients (Sauce):
- 8 oz fresh white mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 TBSP EV Olive Oil
- 3 Cups Madeira Wine (Darn near an entire bottle)
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 Cups beef broth (1 can)
- 2 TBSP cornstarch
- 1 TBSP salted butter (optional)
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Preparation Directions:

Pound and flatten chicken breast to 1/4 inch thickness (if necessary). Lightly sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 3 TBSP of EV olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet, until hot. Place chicken breasts in skillet without overcrowding and cook 3 – 4 minutes on each side until (more…)