Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gin Martini Chicken

You don't have to be a big fan of gin martinis
(personally, I prefer vodka) but you do have to love olives!

2 TBSP olive oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 TBSP real butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup gin
2 TBSP dry vermouth
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup pimento-stuffed green olives, chopped

1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook
until browned on each side, about 5 minutes per side.

3.Reduce heat to medium, and add the butter and garlic.
Saute for about 5 minutes, until butter is melted and garlic is fragrant.
4. Pour in the gin, vermouth, lemon juice, and olives;
simmer for about 20 min. or until chicken is cooked through.
For serving, I like to pile the olive mixture on top of chicken breasts, drizzling with extra sauce.

Garlic infused angel hair pasta is an excellent side dish.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds delish! Gotta love the dry vermouth.

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  2. My husband will eat green olives on anything! He would love this dish.

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  3. Holly...It sounds great. Totally trying this!

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  4. I may very well become a cook...yummy...something that I have never really been able to focus on much. thanks for another awesome recipe!

    Yours in Health, Robin

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  5. This looks just divine! Looking forward to following more of your posts.

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