Chicken Bourbon

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 2 Tbs. flour 2 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. shallots, minced 1 tsp. medium pears, finely chopped 2 cups oyster mushrooms, chopped 2 Tbs. bourbon or whiskey 1 cup dry white wine, like Chardonnay 1 cup unsalted chicken stock 1/4 tsp. salt, divided 3 Tbs. walnuts, toasted, chopped

Instead of preparing dish in 2 batches, you will get better results if you work 2 pans simultaneously; divide ingredients between pans. Lay chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and pound to 1/4 inchthickness. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour, patting off excess. In 2 large skillets over medium heat, warm 2 tbs. butter in each pan until melted. Add chicken halves and cook until nicely browned on both sides, about 1 min per side. Remove chicken and set aside until needed. Reduce heat to low, divide shallots and pear between pans, sauteing for 2 mins. Then add mushrooms to each and saute for 2 mins. Divide bourbon, Chardonnay and chicken broth between pans, increase heat to high and let sauce boil until slightly thickened and reduced by half, about 5 mins. Return chicken to sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is firm and cooked through, about 3 mins. Season with remaining salt and pepper to taste. Place each chicken breast on a plate and divide sauce among them. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve immediately.

Per serving: cals 364, fat 11.7g, 35% cals from fat, chol 121mg, protein 45.4g, carbs 4.3g, fiber 1.1g, sugar 0.9g, sod 204mg, diet points 8.5

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