These crumb-coated, shallow-fried chicken breasts get their sweet and savory flavor from a light glaze of sautéed shallots, honey, fresh thyme and cream.

Chicken Breasts with Shallots Honey and Thyme

Crumb-coated, shallow-fried chicken breasts are one of our favorite easy-to-make comfort foods and this recipe makes them even better by adding a light, flavorful glaze made with sautéed shallots, honey, fresh thyme and a touch of cream.

Chicken Breasts with Shallots Honey and Thyme

Chicken Breasts with Shallots, Honey and Thyme

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These crumb-coated, shallow-fried chicken breasts get their sweet and savory flavor from a light glaze of sautéed shallots, honey, fresh thyme and cream.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cream or half-and-half

Instructions

  • If the chicken breasts have tenderloins attached, remove them and reserve for another use. Place the breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound them to a uniform thickness of 1/2-inch.
  • In a shallow dish (a pie plate works well), beat the egg together with the milk. Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate or sheet of wax paper and combine with 1 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Dip each chicken breast in the egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Heat about 1/8-inch of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and fry until golden-brown and cooked through, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and set aside.
  • Wipe the pan clean and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the shallots. Sauté the shallots until softened, 2 to 3 minutes, then whisk in the honey, thyme and cream.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and carefully turn each piece several times until the breadcrumb coating has absorbed the sauce. Serve immediately.
Calories: 431kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 43g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 163mg, Sodium: 388mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g
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