Friday, January 14, 2011

Chicken with a Vodka Cream Sauce

Heellooooo Vodka! It's Mommie!

Sorry... I just had too!

So, let me state here for the record. I know it's hard to see how yummy this is because the sauce is so creamy and delicious. But did you just hear me?
The sauce is so damn creamy and delicious! So, sorry the photo isn't great. That doesn't mean that it isn't totally delicious.

I've been gone on a road trip for the last few weeks (hence the absence from the blog) and this recipe and the memories of making this chicken still make my mouth water. It was that yummy!

Chicken with a Mushroom Vodka Cream Sauce 
(AKA -- Drunken Chicken)
12 large chicken breasts
2 tbsp. chicken rub
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup fat free half and half
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1/3 cup vodka
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. herbs de Provence
1 (16 ounce) can sliced mushrooms (you can also use fresh if you have them)
1. First we are going to prepare the chicken breasts. We use bone in because it adds so much flavor, but you can do boneless if you want to cut out these few steps. For bone in: SImply take the skin off and all the fat using a sharp pairing knife and then cut each breast in half. You will end up with beautiful baby bald like chicken halves! Then we want to sprinkle those bald beauties with the chicken rub and saute each breast in a skillet (or our magic crock pot) for 3-5 minutes, or just until the chicken breasts are slightly browned.
2. Then we want to set those chicken breasts in a crock pot along with the garlic. Then it's time to mix the cream of mushroom soup, half and half, and sour cream together. Yes, it will be a yummy creamy mixture you will want to dive into, but please resist.
3. Then the star ingredient... The vodka gets added! Yes, just dump it right into the creamy pool of yumminess that is your mushroom soup mixture.

4. Then we add the herbs. Into the pool of yumminess and vodka, add the salt, pepper, and herbs de Provence. Stir it all together. And then comes the magic..
5. Pour the creamy vodka concoction over the chicken breast in the the crock pot and smooth over the chicken. Then... all you do is turn the heat to high and cook for 3 hours or you can cook over low for 6 hours. That's it! Then dip and devour!
***Plus if you use our Technique crock pot you can saute the chicken and then slow cook it all in the same vessel. I'm telling you it's seriously brilliant!

Servings: 12

Nutritional Skinny:

150 calories / 3.6 g fat / 4.8 g carbohydrates / 1 g fiber / 25.4 g protein 

Mental Health Tip:  When life brings you lemons, make lemonade. Becuase let's face it there are tons of lemons out there. I'm stuck in a hotel room waiting for our van to be fixed before I can get home. So we found a brewery. And you know what else lemons are good for? Drinking with vodka! Cheers!

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