Chicken St. Andre

Chicken St. Andre
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This is the recipe to remember when you want to do a “special” dinner for two without breaking the bank. Maybe it’s Friday night after the kids have gone to bed – so we’ve used ingredients you may have on hand just in case you haven’t planned ahead. If it’s for a Valentine’s Day – pair with asparagus and a wild rice mix.
Serves: 2
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) butter or 2 tsp (10 ml) canola oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup (125 ml) St.Andre cheese, cut into large cubes
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) tarragon, dried
  • ½ cup (125 ml) white wine
  • for garnish: chopped coriander, parsley, or green onions.
  1. Melt butter in a frying pan just large enough to hold the chicken breasts. Add the chicken, skin side up, and cook over medium-high heat until golden tinged, from 3 to 4 minutes a side. Reduce temperature if it is becoming dark brown. Meanwhile, If you are not a fan of cheese rind, remove and discard. Cut cheese into large chunks and measure out about a half cup (125 ml).
  2. Once chicken is golden, pour the wine over top. Sprinkle the tarragon over both sides of the chicken and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until chicken feels springy when pressed and meat thermometer reaches 165°F (74°C), about 3 to 4 minutes a side.
  3. Then remove the chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Turn the heat to high and boil the wine, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until reduced to about ¼ cup (60 mL). Add the cheese and turn the heat to low. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until fairly smooth. Stir in any juices collected on the chicken plate.
  4. Place chicken on dinner plates and spoon the cheese sauce overtop. Scatter with coriander if you like.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 390 g Calories: 570 Fat: 25 g Saturated fat: 14 g Carbohydrates: 1 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 560 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 73 g Cholesterol: 225 mg