Butter Chicken the Italian way (Pollo ai burro)

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5Ingredients
45Minutes
1130Calories

Description

“Pollo ai burro”. Trattoria Sostanza in Florence, makes this divine dish since 1869!. It’s a small Trattoria close to the train station, that opens only for lunch. I went there with the lovely recipe book writer and friend, Tessa Kiros. She insisted…

we tried butter chicken, as it’s one of the best dishes the restaurant offered on the menu. Oh, how right she was! Juicy chicken breast cooked entirely in butter and served in individual small baking dishes, with lemon wedges. I know, the amount of butter needed for this dish is outrageous! But you really need to try it, at least once. I serve it with plain spaghetti or linguine pasta, which helps absorb all the goodness of the pan juices.

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Ingredients

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  • 4 chicken breast fillets (with skin, no bones, see note)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 500 grams unsalted butter (don’t even think of substitutes here!)
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled and left whole)
  • 2 lemons
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C. Season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper on both sides. Dredge it in the flour and put next the stove.
    2. Divide the butter in 8, roughly equal pieces. Put a large oven proof skillet, over medium heat. Add 2 pieces of the butter and let it melt.
    3. Add the garlic together with the chicken, skin side down. Let it cook, undisturbed, for 10 minutes (don’t turn over). Add 2 more pieces of the butter and cook 5 minutes more.
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    1130Calories
    Sodium6% DV150mg
    Fat162% DV105g
    Protein57% DV29g
    Carbs8% DV25g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories1130Calories from Fat950
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat105g162%
    Saturated Fat65g325%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol345mg115%
    Sodium150mg6%
    Potassium580mg17%
    Protein29g57%
    Calories from Fat950
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate25g8%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C70%
    Calcium8%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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