Blackberry Brandied Chicken

Filed under: Dinner, Holiday, Holiday - Christmas, Holiday - Valentine's Day, Lunch, Main Dish, Meat, Meat - Chicken.

This is a favorite in the summertime when we have fresh raspberries and blackberries, but it is very pretty at Christmastime and Valentine's Day served with frozen berries as well.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound total)
1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
2 TBS. cooking oil
1/3 cup chicken broth or water
1 cup sautéed fresh mushrooms
5 TBS. blackberry* brandy
1 1/4 c. half & half
1 1/2 TBS. all-purpose flour
Hot cooked pasta for 4
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper

Rinse chicken; pat dry. In a 12" skillet cook chicken & garlic in hot oil over med-high heat about 3 min. per side till chicken is lightly browned & no longer pink. Add broth or water; bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cover & simmer for 3 min. Remove chicken to warm platter. Add mushrooms & brandy to skillet; bring to boiling. Stir cream into flour; add to skillet. Cook & stir till it thickens; cook & stir 1 min. more. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve with pasta or noodles. If desired, garnish with fresh berries. Serves 4. *Vary the "taste" by using other flavors of brandy, such as
apricot, or apple brandy, sometimes called "applejack".

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 30 min.

Other recipes by Blue Belle Inn B&B:
Chicken Carbonnara
Seasoned Pork And Parmesan Stuffed Pumpkins
Heaven And Earth Soup
Beef Burgundy
Blueberry French Cream Pie
Sweet Pie Crust (no-roll)
Potato Cheese Soup
Roasted Pork And Swiss Cheese Filled Cannelloni With Red & White Sauces
Mucky Mouth Pie

Recipe Provided By:
Blue Belle Inn B&B
Saint Ansgar, IA

Saint Ansgar Bed and Breakfast Inns