April 7, 2010

Baked Chicken with Vodka Tomato Sauce

Lazy Sunday Morning... my husband wore the chefs hat for the day... and made me this delicious dish you would all love... i loved it truely...

2 - 3  Chicken Breast pieces
2 Tbsp Flour
1 tsp pepper
Salt to taste

45 ml Vodka
2 Big Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Cup Chicken stock
1 tsbp Lemon juice
3 cloves of fried garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp Cornflour mixed with water
Spring onions for garnishing

Mix flour, pepper and salt. Dust the chicken pieces with flour until they are coated well with chicken.
Pour 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan and add the dusted chicken. Cook for 5 minutes on the both side until it turns light brown.
Place the chicken on a baking tray and bake it for 20 minutes at high temperature.
Meanwhile prepare the tomato vodka sauce using the same pan with all the drippings of chicken pieces. Remove the pan from flame. Pour vodka in the pan and scrub the chicken drippings with a spatula. Once done, add the chicken stock and lemon juice and heat in moderate flame. Let it boil for 10 minutes or until it reduces 1/4 portion.
Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and chopped fried garlic, then cook for about 10 minutes or until it gets thicken. Add cornflour mixed with water to make the sauce thick.
Garnish with chopped spring onions.
Place chicken  and pour sauce on top of it and serve hot.

This is best served with pasta or rice.