Pan-Seared Chicken with Garlic Sauce

1
Total Time
24 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
17 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Baking the garlic cloves brings out their sweet, buttery flavor and provides a rich, flavorful sauce for the chicken.

Ingredients

paprika

1 tsp

dried thyme

1 tsp

dried rosemary

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), four 4-oz pieces

olive oil

1 tsp

garlic clove(s)

12 medium clove(s), halved

fat free chicken broth

1 cup(s), reduced-sodium, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with herb mixture.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).

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