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Old 04-17-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Chicken Dinner: Help Me Out!

Hey guys i have some wild rice w/ herbs here i want to use as a side dish for chicken breast.

i love my new steel skillet and i know how to use it so im ready to deglaze and make a sauce. Here is the style i will be cooking the chicken. about 12 Oz of Boneless skinless chicken breasts.

I will sear it for two minutes on each side on medium high/high

i will then transfer it to a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes to finish.

Okay - What is some sauce i can make for this chicken deglazing this pan? Something to go with herbed wildrice/long grain rice.

Maybe some garlic white whine shallots?

throw me some ideas please. also, techniques. Like, the pan will be VERY HOT from being in the oven so long, do i let it cool? or throw it right on the skillet? What temperature do i put my burner on to deglaze? If it's too hot and i throw garlic on tehre, it will burn up quick. can i deglaze with a wooden instrument or only a steel one? (For scraping up the fond)


Please detail to me how to deglaze using a technique, and give me a good sauce i can make to go with the chicken and rice.

basically i know how this skillet works w/ heat levels and what not for cooking, and ive never used it to deglaze and want to learn how to do it.

thanks in advance. (keep sauce simple if you can)

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Old 04-17-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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How about a Marsala.

Either cruise the internet for Chicken Marsala or just deglaze the pan with the wine and make a cream sauce, adding a little lemon juice at the end.

As far as deglazing goes (and I'm not an expert), I want the pan hot enough that the liquid quickly boils and lifts the chunks off the pan without having to scrape it. I wouldn't wait to let the pan cool at all.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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" just deglaze the pan with the wine and make a cream sauce,"

can you elaborate on this?
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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as in what components.....cream sauce does that involve a roux? i was trying to stay away from that...... no milk especially
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MLB:

I take the pan out of the oven, remove the chicken and add the shallots right away. Medium high heat will be fine. You could also add a handful of sliced mushrooms.

I use a flat wood spatula to deal with the fond. Pretty much any tool will work. After you sauté the shallots and mushrooms for a bit, add the garlic last and continue until you can smell the garlic. Then add the wine to the hot pan and stir to clean the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce to half. You can add a little chicken broth for flavor and reduce that as well.

When it comes time to finish the sauce, you have a couple of choices. Add some heavy cream and reduce to thicken. That is, just cook it a little longer until the sauce is thick.

If you don't want cream, take the pan off the heat and whisk in a couple of pats of butter. This will thicken the sauce a little, give it a Nice shine and make it taste really good.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
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How about deglazing with the white wine and shallots (chopped fine) then finishing with some butter, off the heat?
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Use the sauce portion of this recipe. Learn this technique and it can be the base of many different sauces using many different flavors.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...-pan-1037.html
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