Recently I needed a quick and easy dinner recipe and saw the bottle of vermouth in the cupboard. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what we were having for dinner. Luckily this recipe is made with items that I almost always have on hand. The alcohol cooks out so don't worry about serving this to kids (or pregnant mamas).
When I went to make dinner I realized that I had forgotten to defrost the chicken, whoops! Luckily I have the Costco size bag of frozen tenders which defrost quickly. Mine were still a little frozen when I put them in the oven but they still cooked perfectly.
Start out by putting a stick of butter, some chopped fresh parsley, dried basil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, a chicken bouillon cube, some vermouth, and minced garlic in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until the butter is melted. At this point your kitchen will smell delicious and if you are anything like me, you will be seriously tempted to drink the sauce. I forgot to take pictures of this step, sorry.
This chicken is so moist and delicious! I always serve it with either brown rice or orzo and then spoon some of the sauce over it. This night we had green beans that I put sauce on too. Seriously, make this tonight. You will thank me!
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
- 1 stick butter
- 2 tbls. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 tbls. dried, or 2 tbls. fresh, basil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 bouillon cube
- 1/2 cup dry vermouth
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Combine butter, parsley, basil, lemon juice, paprika, bouillon, vermouth, and garlic in a saucepan. Heat over low heat until butter melts.
- Put chicken in a big glass baking dish sprayed with cooking spray, pour sauce on top.
- Put in 350 degree oven.
- Bake about 30 minutes, or until done, basting with sauce every 10 minutes.
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