Chicken With Pickle Sauce. Dillightful.

You really, really want to make this chicken dish. Really.

Pickle Sauce. When I was flipping through the Food Network Magazine and saw this recipe, I immediately put it on my menu list. Pickle Sauce. Wow. Jumbo Yumbo.

While not on every restaurant menu, yet, this dinner is every bit as good as it sounds. Lovely crisp pan fried chicken topped with an irresistible pickle sauce.

Does anyone beside me adore the Twilight books and movies? I think they are clever and fun. Not too hard on the eyes. Add a pickle to the mix and you have some Dillightful nonsense.

Chicken With Pickle Sauce


4 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Flour, for dredging
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup coarsely chopped dill pickles, plus 1/3 cup juice from the jar
5 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Pickled beets, baguette slices and hunks of aged white cheddar cheese for serving (optional)
Steamed asparagus (optional, but a really nice complement)


1. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 8 thin cutlets. Season with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Heat the butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken in batches and cook until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

2. Add the onion, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the skillet. Cook until the onion is golden, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and cook until slightly reduced, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low.

3. Meanwhile, mix the egg yolks, pickles, pickle juice, scallions and parsley in a bowl. Stir into the broth and cook, stirring, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until the sauce thickens and the chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes (do not boil). Serve with bread, cheese, asparagus and pickled beets, if desired.

Serves 4

Recipe From Food Network Magazine

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