Chicken Imperial for Two
Reworking this weeknight classic to serve two meant cutting back on prep time, but not on flavor.
Why This Recipe Works
This one-pan baked chicken topped with herbed bread crumbs and served with a creamy sauce is an easy but impressive meal for two. We process the bread crumbs with softened butter to make it easier to press the crumbs into a cohesive mass on top of each boneless chicken breast that will stay in place during cooking. Baking the chicken right in the sauce, in a 13 by 9-inch baking pan, allows for maximum flavor transfer between the sauce and chicken and makes it easy to reduce the sauce to a luxurious consistency without any stovetop fussing.
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