Pollo Alla Cleopatra (Chicken Breasts With Capers)

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

4 medium chicken breasts -- skinned and boned
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 medium green onions
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon -- (or 1 tsp, dry)
1 tablespoon chopped capers
4 ounces stock -- chicken or beef
4 ounces white wine
2 ounces brandy
6 ounces heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
 

Preparation / Directions:

Servings: 4 Notes: "I name this recipe for the beautiful and fascinating Cleopatra. I would have liked to serve this dish to her as she sailed down the Nile on her barge to "caper" with Anthony." DIRECTIONS: Heat the oil and butter in a large frypan. Dredge the chicken in the flour and saute for 3 minutes on each side. Add the green onions, tarragon, capers and cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in the wine, stock, brandy and cream and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over rice or pasta with chopped parsley on top. (My notes: after adding and cooking the green onions, etc, remove the chicken from the pan. Add the brandy first, and simmer until reduced by about half. Then add the wine and beef stock and reduce slightly. Add the cream and return the chicken to the pan- simmering 5 minutes as above.)


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