Amaretto Chicken

Well, it was my turn to host the cooking club this past month, so I got to choose the theme.  The theme?  Alcohol.  Everything had to have alcohol as an ingredient.  Actually, that’s easier to do than you think it is – there are a lot of great recipes out there for main dishes, side dishes, and especially deserts with alcohol.  I found this recipe for Amaretto Chicken, and it was EXCELLENT.  I highly recommend trying it at home.

1/2 cup butter, divided
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3 green onions, diced
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon
1 c heavy cream
1 c shredded Gruyere cheese
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
1/4 c capers

Preheat oven to 350° 

Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Brown chicken in butter quickly, and remove to a 9×13 baking dish. 

Add remaining 1/4 cup butter to skillet and brown the green onions and mushrooms with the garlic and tarragon.  Pour this saute mixture over chicken breasts.

Heat the cream, cheese, and amaretto in the skillet, whisking rapidly.  Stir in capers, then pour sauce over chicken, green onions, and mushrooms. 

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.

**It says 9×13 dish, and believe me, you will need it.  I thought it was too big, so I used a smaller dish, and the results were somewhat comical.  I’m just glad no one was there to see it!

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