Pan seared chicken breasts with a red wine reduction sauce is one of those dishes that will have your friends and family applauding. It's amazing what a difference a simple sauce can make. Although it tastes like it came from a little corner bistro, it's extremely quick and simple. Original recipe: http://thegraystable.blogspot.com/2008/03/chicken-with-red-wine-reduction.html I did not use flour. Instead I substituted a Tom Douglas’s Rub with Love chicken rub and Emeril’s Chicken Rub along with my own Italian style bread crumbs. It came out amazing, just what I wanted.
- Put a good handful of flour in a bowl, pie plate, or deep dinner plate, and keep it near the stove. Mix the sauce ingredients together and keep handy also.
- Heat 2/3 of the butter and the olive oil in a large skillet (12") over medium heat. Test the oil/butter heat by flicking a little of the flour into it. If it sizzles and turns brown pretty quickly, it's ready to cook the chicken breasts. Dredge one of the chicken breasts in the flour, coating both sides well. Increase the heat of the pan to medium high when you place the first breast in the pan, dredge the next one and place in the pan, and so forth until all are in the pan. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes, then flip them in the same order as you placed them in the pan, and cook for 3 or 4 more minutes.
- When done, move the chicken breasts to a plate and keep them warm in the oven. Turn heat to high, add the chicken stock, red wine, mustard mixture to the pan and boil. Be sure and stir it well, all the time scraping up the bits of chicken, flour mix, etc. from the bottom of the pan. Tilt the pan to one side, and mix in the remaining Tablespoon of butter. Spoon the sauce over the chicken breats and serve immediately.