Cilantro Crusted Chicken

cilantro crusted chickenThis is a recipe my whole family loves, which is rare. It’s good for regular evening meals, or for a nice company dinner. And it’s easy to make too! This recipe feeds about five people, with some leftovers usually. I make it with a side of rice, and veggies.

3 chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 c olive oil

1/2 c flour

6 cloves garlic, minced

2-3 tbsp minced cilantro (3 if fresh)

4 tbsp butter cut into pieces

1/4 c white cooking wine (putting wine in the oven can be dangerous, please use caution)

3/4 water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl and dredge the chicken pieces into mix. Add olive oil into a baking dish (larger dish for thicker sauce and browner chicken). Put the butter, garlic, and cilantro on top of the olive oil evenly. Place chicken on top of olive oil.

Bake until browned, turning several times to ensure an even cook. Add the water and wine and cook 15-20 minutes or until it forms a sauce.