A simple pan sauce can transform an everyday boneless, skinless chicken breast into a quick and delicious meal. For a finishing touch, garnish with a sprig of thyme.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper, and dried thyme. Place flour in a shallow dish and dredge both sides of chicken pieces in flour.

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  • Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. When oil starts to shimmer, add the chicken. (If the chicken browns too quickly, reduce heat.) Cook, turning as needed, until chicken is browned on both sides, is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear, 4 or 5 minutes total on each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

  • In the same pan, reduce heat to low and add thyme sprigs and cook until aromatic, 1 or 2 minutes. Increase heat to high; pour in Swanson® Chicken Stock and wine. Stir up browned bits to deglaze the pan. Add the chicken bouillon granules and mix well. Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce reduces and is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

  • Remove and discard the thyme sprigs. Add to the pan any accumulated juices from the tented chicken plate. Finish the sauce by whisking in the cold butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Spoon sauce over chicken before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

302.1 calories; 24.1 g protein; 7.1 g carbohydrates; 64 mg cholesterol; 454.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2015
I will make it again even considering using the sauce as a marinade for a future dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2016
I made this recipe as-is and I feel like it lacked flavor. I think adding fresh lemon juice would make it have more flavor. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2015
I will make it again even considering using the sauce as a marinade for a future dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2015
I will make it again even considering using the sauce as a marinade for a future dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
I was looking for a quick easy recipe for chicken breast and this did not disappoint! I used 2 1/2 lb chicke teders and doubled the other ingredients. I only had 1/4 cup of white cooking wine so in order to get 1/2 cup I added 1/4 cup red cooking wine. It tasted very good my son who usually only likes meat with BBQ sauce took a second helping. I made red smashed potatoes as a side and my husband used the extra sauce as gravy for the potatoes. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2016
RAVE reviews from the family. Simply delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2017
Followed the recipe as directed. Turned out very well. Will definitely make again. (My husband liked it the way it turned out but I felt it needed a little more pizzazz so I took half of a small lemon and squeezed some fresh lemon juice right over it - perfect!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2016
I made this recipe as-is and I feel like it lacked flavor. I think adding fresh lemon juice would make it have more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
WOW!! Followed directions perfectly nothing was changed and this is a HIT! Just to note: The sauce never thickened for me but it was still soooo delicious didn't matter! Some reviews said to add lemon juice but I don't see why. Not needed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2016
Yum! I thought this was delicious! I made the sauce ahead of time and used half of it to marinate the chicken and so the flavors could marry together. I also added about a half tablespoon flour to the cooked sauce to thicken it a bit - it just seemed too liquidy. I'm not a fan of dredging many things in flour and while it had a good taste and crispness I think next time I'll make it without that part. But all in all it was delicious served with a chicken flavored rice pilaf corn and sugar snap peas. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2017
This recipe is excellent! I made it as is and the results were a juicy and tender chicken that was centerpiece on the plate and palate! I served with the Really Simple Rice recipe from this site and it was beyond outstanding. I will definitely make it again good bye dry and chewy chicken breasts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
I did not have any bouillon in the house but it was delicious anyway. Will definitely do again. Read More