Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chicken Madeira


Around here, life is changing quickly.  Kids are nearing the end of school with one transitioning onto middle school and another having a birthday.  Between karate tournaments and family engagements, I haven't been cooking or blogging much and I anticipate much of the same for the summer.  I hope to get some traveling and hopefully a couple photo expeditions with my husband in as well...if I am lucky enough!  Whatever you all may be doing these days, take some time to try this slice of deliciousness.  If you are a fan of chicken marsala, then this is pretty much in the same vein, just a little more piquant.  It pairs perfectly with asparagus and I also served it alongside an artichoke torta.  

Chicken Madeira

1 pound boneless, skinless thin sliced fillets, preferably organic
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Madeira wine
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

Place the flour on a large plate then lightly coat each chicken piece.  Shake off any excess and place onto a separate plate then repeat with the remaining pieces.
Melt your butter in a large saute pan over medium heat and place the chicken in the pan when the butter begins to foam.  Cook for 3 minutes, turn and cook another 3 or until cooked through.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
Combine the remaining sauce ingredients and add to your pan to let simmer until reduced by half, then return the chicken to the pan while turning to coat the chicken in the sauce.  Remove from the heat and serve.



56 comments:

Kim said...

That is a gorgeous plate of food, Bridgett! I bet the little bit of balsamic really gives it just the right amount of sharpness. I hope you have been doing well. Enjoy the tournaments and upcoming birthday!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

This sounds really good. I have a bottle of Madeira and never know what to do with it. Happy summer.

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Oh it looks lovely!
Have a great summer sweetie!

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Yum! Looks delicous! Sounds delicious!

Michael Toa said...

Bridgett, this chicken Madeira looks utterly delicious. So beautiful with springy asparagus.
I hope you and the family are doing well and soon will be enjoying summer. Have a great day.

divya said...

mmmmm looking yummy!!!

Gloria said...

Look delicious and amazing Bridgett, love this recipe, xgloria

Claudia said...

Madeira wine + chicken = a happy dinner plate. What a grand idea! Taste plus ease always wins in my home.

Pegasuslegend said...

I love this wine on chicken ... its always welcome on my table! Your dish looks outstanding...

Joanne said...

Life does seem to get crazy busy during the summer, doesn't it? I'll be happy to see whatever you post, when you can!

This chicken looks delicious especially with that torte you paired it with!

Robyn MacLarty said...

What a lovely anytime meal... I love the flavours! x

Vivienne said...

life is keeping you busy for sure! glad you still have the time to share this chicken madeira recipe...it makes for a hearty and delicious dinner im sure :)

My Little Space said...

Hi Bridgett, hope everything went well with you. This is a marvelous meal. I love the simplicity of it. I bet my family will love it too. Thanks. Hope you're enjoying your day, dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Looks like a great and wholesome meal! I think wine in any dish really gives a lovely flavour.

chefpandita.com said...

Wine makes everything better, and that applies to food :) Lovely dish!

Emily said...

Such an exciting time of year when school is almost out! Even working full time and not having kids yet I still get giddy. I love that this recipe only has a few ingredients and looks like a breeze to make. Can't wait to try it!

Holly said...

Looks delish-Love balsamic vinegar! Have a great summer:)

Eliana said...

This recipe sounds divine! And like one I could make over and over again. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fantastic memorial day weekend.

Brownieville Girl said...

Look forward to trying this soon - I love all those flavours.

Happy Summer!!

Brownieville Girl

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Lovely sounding recipe - it's always great to get another super idea for chicken
Mary

Olive said...

I love simples dishes like this.. You take really gorgeous photos, I hope your exhibit pushes through..have a fun, fun summer with your fam! :)

Barbara said...

I love how simple this is, Bridgett. That's what we need in the summer...quick and delicious!

Indie.Tea said...

I hope you and your family have a lovey, relaxing-but-fun summer.
The dish looks delicious, elegant but not too complicated. Yum!

grace said...

i don't know much about wines, but isn't madeira a dessert wine? if so, that makes me even more excited to try this--bring on the sweetness! :)

Jannett said...

This is a wonderful main dish... ;o)

Velva said...

A great family meal- love it.

Velva

Pam said...

Mmmm. It looks so delicious!

Cake Duchess said...

Hi Bridgett- I never had Chicken Madeira and I need to try it. Yours looks delicous!! I love the artichoke torta as a side idea. Hope to see you around this summer sometime on Twitter:) xx ( enjoy your summed with the kids!)

Hazel said...

I LOVE chicken marsala so I bet this is even better! It's been so long since I have had it... your meal looks delicious!

Chef Chuck said...

Hi Bridgett! I hope your doing well.
Yes, I am a fan of this dish!!
I thank you ;)

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I am so impressed you took the time to post this lovely recipe with all that you have going on. I don't have kids but I have nieces and nephews and always think of this time of year as the 'crazy' season. I love a simple yet gourmet-ish chicken dinner like this. Right up my alley. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with all the schedule juggling!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, that reminds me of veal madeira we had at our wedding, sounds so wonderful!

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely dish! Great flavours. Enjoy the Summer!

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Val said...

Your food photography is so gorgeous!

FOODESSA said...

Time is such a precious commodity which I've realised I have taken somehow for granted. Since I've been back, I admit,I really haven't cooked much and I don't have kids to take care of ;0)
My Hubby and puppy keep me real and grounded and make me realize that as much as I'd like to make everyone happy...I'm not the superwoman I thought I was.
Bridgett, take advantage of any precious moment you can manage to hold onto and enjoy your life to the fullest. Hopefully this trip of yours will get realized very soon ;o)

Back to the lovely dish you've prepared...the blend of balsamic and worchestershire is something I never tried before...it's noted for sure.
BTW...I snapped up your Apple cake recipe. I always use my favorite 'Pink Lady' in my applesauces...and next time I shall try it in a cake too ;o)

Have a great week and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Leslie said...

Looks amazing Bridgett! I love chicken with all of these flavors! Summer and kids out of school ='s ZERO productivity!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

This is one of my favorite dishes. Beautifully done Bridgett.
Sam

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious dish! Light and very flavorful.

Cheers,

Rosa

lena said...

i quite like chicken masala and this sounds delicious!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks delicious as ever you must be super busy now with the kids of school :-) enjoy the summer Bridgett

Jen_from_NJ said...

I do love chicken marsala so this is a must try! Enjoy the summer!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I love the madeira added to the chicken, plus the balsamic! A winning recipe full of flavor! Hope you're doing well, Bridgett! Happy summer!

Maureen said...

This is chicken madeira that went to college. Delicious!

Swati Sapna said...

What a wonderful recipe! Love the addition of madeira :) A must try! Bookmarked!

Kelly said...

Mmm I LOVE this recipe!! Definitely saving this for my favorites :) I'm loving your blog and your photography is amazing, so glad to be your newest follower!

Velva said...

Enjoy your summer! I know life can get very busy.

Awesome meal. As always, it rocks.

Cheers.
Velva

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

That looks very nice. Great photo too.

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That's Ron said...

what a recipe! very nice

That's Ron said...

again! wow

claire said...

looks amazing! hope you are having a great summer!

cookies and cups said...

Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

This looks amazing! What a delicious recipe for chicken! thanks :)

seentvcanada said...

Looking forward to trying your Chicken Madeira recipe. Sounds absolutely delicious! Chef Basket

Hillary said...

Bridgett, we miss you here! Are you coming back soon?