"Chicken Dinner in Twenty Minutes"
recipe from Microwave Gourmet . Copyright © by Barbara Kafka. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Serves 2 to 3
Serve this chicken dish over rice and with broccoli on the side. Boil water for the rice before doing anything else. Cook the rice (on top of the stove) and the chicken (in the microwave oven) at the same time. Cook the broccoli while you season the rice. Set out crusty French bread and chilled white wine, and you have a chicken dinner on the table in twenty minutes.
- 2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, split
- 1 small ripe tomato, cored and sliced
1/4 inch thick
- 1 medium zucchini, trimmed and
sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 leek, trimmed and sliced 1/4 inch
thick (including I inch of the green) 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely
- 3 tablespoons Chicken Broth (page
314) or canned chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 grinds fresh black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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1 Arrange chicken pieces over half of a 12-inch round platter so that the pieces are fanned out but do not touch. Fan tomato slices opposite chicken and place zucchini in center. Scatter leeks and parsley over all.
2 Stir together remaining ingredients and drizzle over chicken and vegetables. Cover tightly with microwave plastic wrap. Cook at 100% for 9 minutes.
3 Remove from oven. Uncover and serve. Spoon the ample cookingjuices over the rice and broccoli or whatever you are serving with the chicken.