Pan-Seared Chicken with Garlic Sauce
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Baking the garlic cloves brings out their sweet, buttery flavor and provides a rich, flavorful sauce for the chicken.
dried thyme1 tsp
dried rosemary½ tsp
table salt½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp
uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)1 pound(s), four 4-oz pieces
olive oil1 tsp
garlic clove(s)12 clove(s), medium, halved
fat free chicken broth1 cup(s), reduced-sodium, divided
- Preheat oven to 450°.
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with herb mixture.
- Heat oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Add garlic and 3⁄4 cup broth. Place pan in oven. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done and garlic cloves are soft.
- Remove pan from oven. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Add remaining 1⁄4 cup broth to pan. Mash garlic with a fork. Cook garlic mixture over medium heat 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated; stir. Serve garlic sauce over chicken. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast and 2 tablespoons garlic sauce).