There are normally only two of us eating in this house and so I normally try to cut recipes in half for us, or create dishes which are simple and make just enough for two. It's not that hard to do really. And you can normally multiply up with no problems at all.
I found myself with an abundance of cherry tomatoes on Saturday last and so I decided that I would incorporate them somehow into our supper. I also had chicken breasts. Chicken and tomatoes go really well together. One only need to look at delicious recipes such as Chicken Cacciatore or Chicken Parmesan to see that this is true.
This is one of those recipes which goes together very quickly, especially if you have all of the ingredients assembled ahead of time, which makes it a great weeknight supper when appetites are long and time is short!
The chicken is sliced horizontally into escallopes. Likewise the cherry tomatoes are also sliced in half, through the middle. Tomatoes are not really that good this time of year and so they are well suited for cooking with, which for some reason brings out their best.
You quickly saute the tomatoes in some oil along with some garlic. The chicken pieces are seasoned and dusted lightly with flour and then browned until golden on both sides . . . along with some sage. I have some lovely sage that is still going in my garden believe it or not. The frost never touched it. My parsley is still doing well also.
A splash of white wine, a few capers . . . . bubble bubble bubble, a handful of chopped parsley and presto chango, you have tender moist chicken with a delicious sauce of cherry tomatoes and capers, that will please any meat loving man. I added some boiled baby new potatoes on the side and it was as if I had been slaving all day but literally it all only took minutes. Todd was happy. I was happy. Dinner was delicious. I love it when that happens!
*Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers*
through the middle into two escallopes (4 pieces in total)
salt and black pepper
You are sure to enjoy this quick, easy and flavourful dish. Bon Appetit!