Chicken Breasts With Raspberry Sauce
Yield: Makes 6 servings
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Instructions:Season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, marjoram, and nutmeg. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the oil, then add the chicken breasts. Sauté the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it is golden brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup raspberry vinegar
- 1-1/2 cups raspberries
- 2 ounces Chambord liqueur
Instructions:In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the sauce begins to darken slightly, stirring constantly. Add the flour, whisk to blend, and continue stirring until well mixed. Add the vinegars and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the liquid to a slow boil and cook until it is reduced by half, about 15 minutes, and thickens. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the raspberries and Chambord.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large baking dish. Using tongs, dip the browned chicken pieces in the sauce and arrange them in the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is tender. Reheat the remaining sauce on low heat and serve with the chicken.