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Chicken Medallions Recipe

You can make many dishes with chicken, from salads and appetizers to full-course meals.

This post offers you another mouth-watering chicken recipe to reduce your dinnertime dilemma.

Juicy and tender, these chicken medallions are the perfect choice for a light dinner.

You can serve this recipe with side dishes like rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, grits and even salads.

You can also serve it alone as a light meal.

This easy recipe is perfect for a lazy evening with your family.

How to Make Chicken Medallions

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Unlike most people believe, chicken medallions are not the entire breast of a bird.

Instead, a chicken medallion refers to only a part of the chicken breast.

They are also usually cut up into small, even pieces to make them bite-sized.

It is also vital that the chicken remains soft and tender on the inside, even if it is crispy outside.

Here is a simple yet detailed guide on how to cook the best chicken medallions.

To get these results, follow the exact recipe instructions.

Ingredients

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  • Two boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • One small onion
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ½ tsp fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Recipe Instructions

Please note that you need a microwave oven for this recipe.

However, you can also use the stove and saute or air-fry the chicken instead of roasting it.

But we strongly recommend using an oven for the best results.

Step 1

Turn your microwave oven on and preheat it to 475 degrees before beginning the prep.

Next, mix salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a zipper bag. Shake the mix well.

Set the bag aside, and take the chicken out.

Step 2

Gently grease the meat using olive oil and thoroughly massage it.

This firmness would allow the oil to seep into the meat and make it more tender.

Once you coat the chicken thoroughly, grab the zipper bag.

Sprinkle the mix over the meat while occasionally rubbing it in for proper seasoning.

Step 3

Take a baking pan, grease it with olive oil, and place it on medium heat.

Once you sear the chicken evenly for a couple of minutes, add some tarragon to it.

Make sure the tarragon leaves are finely cut.

Step 4

Next, add the chicken broth to the dish to moisten the meat.

This would also keep the oven from smoking.

Once everything is in place, put the dish in the oven.

Set the timer to 10 minutes and let the chicken roast.

Step 5

Once the timer is up, transfer the chicken to a cutting board after wrapping it in foil paper.

Let it rest for a few minutes and adjust to room temperature.

Step 6

Saute some diced onion in the remains of the skillet. This adds flavor to the mix.

Add some more broth to the pan to gather all remains and crumbs.

While the sauce cooks, you can remove the meat from the foil and chop the chicken breasts into even pieces.

Most people prefer 2-inch pieces for uniformity.

Finally, add some white wine to the pan and let the sauce thicken.

You can add the wine according to your preference to reach your desired consistency.

Please remember that excessive white wine can make the gravy taste too citrusy.

Step 6

Now, bring the cut-up chicken pieces back to the pan.

You can tell if your sauce has reached the proper consistency by how the chicken pieces are in it.

If the pieces are covered entirely in the liquid, you should let them simmer.

The ideal ratio would be so that the tops of the pieces are slightly visible.

Step 7

Once you add all the chicken pieces to the pan, cover it with a lid and let it cook for roughly 35 minutes.

Unless you are in a rush, set the heat on medium-low.

This temperature would ensure that the chicken meat cooks to the core.

Towards the end, when the dish is almost cooked, turn the heat up.

Step 8

Lastly, add the butter to the pan and wait for it to blend in with the sauce.

The butter will add a rich and creamy texture to the gravy while adding more flavor to the chicken pieces.

Once you are satisfied with how the dish looks, taste the sauce.

If it is your first time cooking a recipe, it is essential to taste it before you turn off the stove.

Check if the salt and pepper need altering and make changes if necessary.

Serve the chicken medallions while they are still hot.

Easy Substitutes You Can Use For This Recipe

This recipe uses several ingredients that give it a unique flavor palette.

However, you do not need to worry if you can’t find any ingredients.

Here are a few simple substitutes for some of our chicken medallions recipe ingredients.

Basil Leaves

Basil leaves are the closest replacement to fresh tarragon leaves.

They offer the same freshness to your dish as tarragon does.

Fresh Butter

While the recipe mentions unsalted butter, you can also use other types.

Fresh butter is a good substitute for the former because of its thick and creamy texture.

You can also use salted butter if you add less regular salt.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is one of the most effortless replacements for white wine.

Since many do not have cooking wine readily available in their regions, it is a good alternative.

Garlic Paste

You can use ready garlic paste or make some from fresh garlic if garlic powder is not available.

What to Serve With Chicken Medallions

Chicken medallions pair well with various side dishes.

Here are some:

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is healthy and pairs well with almost everything.

Hence, there is no better way to add extra nutrition to your chicken than to serve it with a Caesar salad.

Rice and Steamed Vegetables

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Don’t want to overcomplicate it?

Settle for some simple rice and steamed vegetables to balance the chicken’s flavor.

Pasta

Pasta is perfect for a flavorful, hearty dinner with chicken medallions.

You can follow these simple tips to ensure you cook your pasta perfectly.

How to Reheat Chicken Medallions

Chicken medallions are very easy to preserve.

You can make some extra while preparing dinner and store the leftovers in the fridge for the next day.

It is also very common to make delicious chicken sandwiches and salads using leftovers like these.

However, the first step is ensuring that you reheat it properly.

You can reheat your chicken medallions using the following methods:

Refrying on Stove

Take a frying pan and heat some olive oil.

Once hot, add the chicken medallions and cover the pan with a lid.

Let the meat heat for a few minutes till it looks warm and toasty.

Using Air Fryer

An air fryer is a good choice if you want to avoid too much oil.

Instead of pouring the oil on a pan, you can lightly brush the medallions.

Place the pan inside the air fryer and let it roast lightly for a few minutes.

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Chicken Medallions Recipe

Chicken medallions areone of the most popular chicken recipes. Learn how to make them in just onehour with our special recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Calories 375 kcal
Equipment
  • Bakingsheet
  • Bakingpan
  • microwave oven
Ingredients
  
  • 2 boneless skinlesschicken breasts
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small onion
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 tsp fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
 
  • Turn your microwave oven on and preheat it to 475 degrees before beginning the prep.
  • Next, mix salt, pepper,and garlic powder in a zipper bag. Shake the mix well.
  • Set the bag aside, and take the chicken out.
  • Gently grease the meatusing olive oil and thoroughly massage it.
  • This firmness would allow the oil to seep into the meat and make it more tender.
  • Once you coat the chicken thoroughly, grab the zipper bag. Sprinkle the mix overthe meat while occasionally rubbing it in for proper seasoning.
  • Take a baking pan,grease it with olive oil, and place it on medium heat.
  • Once you sear the chicken evenly for a couple of minutes, add some tarragon to it. Make sure the tarragon leaves are finely cut.
  • Next, add the chicken broth to the dish to moisten the meat. This would also keep theoven from smoking.
  • Once everything is in place, put the dish in the oven. Set the timer to 10 minutes and let the chicken roast.
  • Once the timer is up,transfer the chicken to a cutting board after wrapping it in foil paper.
  • Let it rest for a few minutes and adjust to room temperature.
  • Saute some diced onion in the remains of the skillet. This adds flavor to the mix.
  • Add some more broth tothe pan to gather all remains and crumbs.
  • While the sauce cooks,you can remove the meat from the foil and chop the chicken breasts into even pieces.
  • Most people prefer2-inch pieces for uniformity.
  • Finally, add some white wine to the pan and let the sauce thicken.
  • You can add the wine according to your preference to reach your desired consistency.
  • Please remember that excessive white wine can make the gravy taste too citrusy.
  • Now, bring the cut-up chicken pieces back to the pan.
  • You can tell if your sauce has reached the proper consistency by how the chicken pieces are in it.
  • If the pieces are covered entirely in the liquid, you should let them simmer.
  • The ideal ratio would be so that the tops of the pieces are slightly visible.
  • Once you add all the chicken pieces to the pan, cover it with a lid and let it cook for roughly 35 minutes.
  • Unless you are in arush, set the heat on medium-low.
  • This temperature would ensure that the chicken meat cooks to the core.
  • Towards the end, when the dish is almost cooked, turn the heat up.
  • Lastly, add the butter to the pan and wait for it to blend in with the sauce.
  • The butter will add arich and creamy texture to the gravy while adding more flavor to the chicken pieces.
  • Once you are satisfied with how the dish looks, taste the sauce.
  • If it is your first time cooking a recipe, it is essential to taste it before you turn off the stove.
  • Check if the salt and pepper need altering and make changes if necessary.
Nutrition
Calories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 10.6gProtein: 30gFat: 13.6g

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