Friday, September 3, 2010

Chicken Breast with Rib Meat Italian Style from Omaha Steaks



It all started when UPS delivered a polystyrene cooler containing dry ice and an assortment of fine frozen vacuum packed portions of protein and killer desserts from Omaha Steaks. What an unexpected surprise bounty of protein! (Did I not feed Adamo properly when he was here?) It was too much, too much to fix all at once. 

I'm sure the steaks are amazing (didn't get to the steaks yet!), but the chicken breasts from Omaha Steaks are the BOMB - totally delicious and satisfying. It was shabbat and we decided to try out the "Chicken Breast with Rib Meat Italian Style" first. Hubby and kids requested Spaghetti with Shitake and Chinese broccoli to go along with the chicken. I'll post those up later this week.)Inside the box, still frozen solid, were 4 pieces of marinated poultry.I was initially startled by the pinkish salmon color of the marinated chicken breasts (rock hard frozen!). I quickly got over the color when I started to fear (and worry and DREAD) the possibility of DRY chicken breast - nothing worse! To minimize the risk of depleted, stale, dull chicken breasts, always sear in a pan (versus grilling).

Heat the pan. Lightly coat the surface with olive oil. Oh, and remember to allow those breasts to thaw for 15-20 minutes before throwing it onto the scorching hot pan. Don't forget to pull out that splatter screen! 
When the edges brown, use tongs to flip over. It doesn't get any EASIER or tastier than this.
Check it. See the crispy caramelized edges. Sweet! This was a perfect shabbat dinner of Italian Chicken, Spaghetti with Shitake and some pan-roasted Chinese broccoli. This was DELICIOUS!
Not sure if you can tell, but each bite was moist, juicy and SO flavorful. I am thoroughly impressed by Omaha Steaks, as this was some of the best chicken breast I've ever had!

Song of the moment: Plastic Bertrand, "Ca Plane Pour Moi." Turn it UP - fabulous wake-up song!

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