Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Creamy cheesy chicken

Tonight I made a dish that I had made a few times in the past. The first time I made it I served it with broccoli and smothered the broccoli into the sauce. The second time I served it with green beans and rice. And this time I served it over egg noodles. I think that I prefer the rice over the noodles. But it was all great.

Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce
(Source: Nestie MaryEllen)

- 3 chicken breasts, trimmed and kept whole or cut into strips or chunks
- 1 can chicken broth, separated
- 4-8 cloves garlic
- red pepper flakes
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1.5 tbs flour
- 2 tsp white wine

- Put chicken in large pan with a little bit of olive oil
- Add red pepper flakes and pressed garlic
- After 1-2 min, add white wine to deglaze the pan and then add ¾ can chicken broth
- Bring to a boil then simmer 20-25 min until chicken is cooked
- Remove chicken and place in a covered dish; keep warm
- Mix flour with remaining broth and add to pan; mix
- Add cream cheese, mix until thick and bubbly
- Pour sauce over chicken
(this is great served over rice, egg noodles, or with steamed or stir-fried vegetables).

My modifications
-I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper.
-I cut the chicken into strips and only simmered for about 10 minutes.
-And I seasoned the chicken with Penzey's Pasta Sprinkle after removing it from the pan and then dredged the chicken in the sauce before putting it onto a bed of whole wheat egg noodles.


Renea said...

I have never had that over egg noodles, only rice. We really liked the flavor of this!

Carrie said...

I have found I like it over rice too!! Looks good!

Jessica said...

I think this is a great recipe. I like mine served over mashed potatoes :)

Deborah said...

You know I'm a fan of anything involving cream cheese... :)~

Gillian said...

you had me at "4-8 cloves of garlic"... lol I am so doing 8 cloves!! hee hee ;) Making this tomorrow night for dinner - I can't wait! :)