Do you remember where you’ve gotten most of your recipes? I remember a lot of them. Isn’t it fun, when you’re making something, to think back to where you got the recipe, or who you got it from?
I got this recipe for herb and garlic skillet chicken decades ago. Back when Barnes & Noble still had lots of big, comfy chairs in them, my husband and I used to go there for cheap, newlywed dates. I’d get a cup of coffee, and we’d sit for hours. Reading, talking about what we were reading. And since it was back before Pinterest, I would copy recipes from the magazines and books I’d read onto scraps of paper in my purse.
So I’m sorry to whoever created this recipe, but I didn’t record my sources….and, it’s been over 20 years.
Whenever I make this yummy, lip-smacking dish, I think of our dates at Barnes & Noble. It’s where I read about decorating our first home together, looked up recipes I’d seen Julia Child make on PBS, and where we went through baby name books.
Savory Skillet Chicken
This flavorful dish is made in a skillet and cooks up pretty quickly. It’s delicious served over rice, but I’ll bet it would be good over pasta, too.
Two things give this chicken so much savory flavor: Sour cream and an herby soup mix. Lipton Savory Herb & Garlic. I can not always find it in my grocery. In fact, years went by when I couldn’t find it anywhere (sad). I tried making the recipe, adding various herbs and spices. While still tasty, it was missing that … something. If you can’t find it in your store, you can order it online. (And stay tuned for another yummy recipe with this soup mix for your crock pot!)
The method for this easy dish is unique. You cook your chicken in a mixture of the soup mix and chicken stock, and then thicken it with a blend of sour cream and all-purpose flour. You can use whole, boneless skinless chicken breasts, or cut your breasts into smaller pieces, like I did below.
The sour cream gives the rich gravy a tang that is so delicious, it’s almost like a stroganoff. In fact, when I made this for our Russian friend, Vera, when she was visiting…there was plate scraping and comments of “this tastes like home”.
Give this one a try! I’d love to know what you think.
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