Food Demo at Fresh Market
About once a month I have the privledge of doing a food demo at the Virginia Beach Fresh Market http://www.freshmarket.com Today's demo was Chicken Breasts with Scallions, Shiitake Mushrooms and Tomatoes. Chefs USA http://www.chefsusa.com hires Personal Chefs to do in-store demos to promote food and wine. Below you will find the recipe.
Chicken Breasts with Scallions, Shiitake Mushrooms and Tomatoes
3 Whole Boneless Chicken Breasts, Halved
2 T Olive Oil
1 T Minced Garlic
½ C Minced Shallot
1 T Fresh Thyme Leaves
1 C Fresh Shiitake Mushroom Sliced, Stems Discarded
¼ C Pinot Noir wine
1 ¼ C Chicken Broth
¾ C Chopped Scallions
2 t Corn Starch
3 Plum Tomatoes, seeded and diced
1. Pat the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot, but not smoking. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden. Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side. After cooking, transfer chicken to a platter and keep warm.
2. In the skillet add the garlic, shallot and half of the thyme and cook until softened. Add the mushrooms and cook for one minute and then add wine. Bring the mixture to a boil and add chicken broth and scallions. Simmer for 1 minute. In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup chicken broth and corn starch. Add this mixture to the skillet with the tomatoes. Add the chicken back into the sauce and continue to cook until sauce thickens (3-4 minutes).