- 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup good bourbon
- 1 cup heavy cream
1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper; lightly dust with flour. Set aside.
2. In a large, heavy skillet over low heat, heat butter and olive oil. Add the chicken pieces and chopped scallions and sauté, turning pieces frequently, until chicken is golden and tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. While the chicken cooks, baste with a few spoonfuls of the bourbon every few minutes, adding in very small amounts so liquid cooks off while the chicken cooks and does not accumulate in pan.
3. When the chicken is cooked through and golden, transfer to a warm platter.
4. Add sliced mushrooms and garlic to the skillet and and sauté, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.
5. Add the heavy cream to the mushrooms and scrape loose any browned bits that may be stuck to the skillet. Simmer until the mixture is hot and starting to thicken. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste, then pour the sauce over the chicken.
Serves 4 to 6.