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Pan Roasted Chicken

585 Pan Roasted Chicken
Michael cooks up a classic dish using all of his favorite ingredients!
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Michael cooks up a classic dish using all of his favorite ingredients!
  • 4 boneless Chicken Breasts (skin on)
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Mushrooms (preferably morels)
  • 3 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 2 cups Ramps (bulbs sliced/leaves roughly chopped)
  • 2 ounces White Wine
  • 2 ounces Chicken Stock
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons torn Mint
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  • 1
    Place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    4 boneless Chicken Breasts (skin on)
    Kosher Salt
    Freshly Ground Black Pepper
    Season your Chicken on both sides with Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper.
  • 3
    Olive Oil
    1 tablespoon Butter
    1 spring Thyme
    When the pan is hot add a drizzle of Olive Oil. Place the Chicken in the pan skin side down and cook until nicely browned and crisp, about 8 minutes. Add a tablespoon of Butter and a sprig of Thyme to the pan as it browns.
  • 4
    Flip the Chicken and let it brown on the other side, another few minutes, then move it over to one side of the pan.
  • 5
    2 cups Mushrooms (preferably morels)
    1 tablespoon Butter
    remaining Thyme
    2 cups Ramps (bulbs sliced/leaves roughly chopped)
    Kosher Salt
    Freshly Ground Black Pepper
    Add all of the Mushrooms and another tablespoon of Butter and cook for a few minutes, letting them crisp up. Next add the Thyme and the chopped bulbs of the Ramps with a pinch of Salt and some Freshly Ground Black Pepper. Sauté until the Ramps soften and everything becomes aromatic.
  • 6
    2 ounces White Wine
    1 tablespoon Butter
    2 ounces Chicken Stock
    Deglaze the pan with the Wine and scrape the bottom, getting any brown bits off of it. Move the Chicken back over, letting everything fall in to an even layer. Reduce the Wine for a minute or two, by about 1/2, then add the Chicken Stock. Bring the liquid up to a simmer then add the last tablespoon Butter, stirring to make a pan sauce. Give it a taste here, checking for seasoning and adding more if necessary.  Remove the Thyme and discard.
  • 7
    3 tablespoons torn Mint
    Remove the pan from the heat and add the mint and the green leaves of the Ramps. Serve on platter and enjoy.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Pounding out the chicken to an even thickness allows it to cook quickly and evenly.
    2. Cooking chicken breast without the bone results in a faster cook time.
    3. Ramps are a cross in flavor between an onion and garlic.
    4. Skin side down first when cooking the chicken, as it is the presentation side.
    5. Do not overcrowd a pan with mushrooms or the ability for the mushrooms to crisp and caramelize will diminish.
    6. Ramps begin sprouting up only in spring for around 6 weeks per year.


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