This is a fun recipe for chicken in a gin and vermouth sauce with green olives.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup gin
- 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook until browned on each side, about 5 minutes per side.
Reduce heat to medium, and add the butter and garlic. Saute for about 3 minutes. Pour in the gin, vermouth, lemon juice, and olives; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens and chicken juices run clear.