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I’ve had this sauce on my to-do list ever since Madame Croquette posted it at the beginning of the month. And it was even more delicious than I imagined! While the original and traditional recipes call for it over steak (which I’m sure is unbelievable), Husband and I poured it over our chicken and potatoes. We were wowed. My parents have a habit of grilling for every family event, and I’m thinking I’ll bring a big bowl of this sauce next time to give our regular family meal a little kick!
Honesty time: I was a little hungry and spaced out, and skipped a step accidentally the first time – I forgot to saute the garlic and onion, so our sauce had quite a bit of bite, but was still utterly delicious.
I would only suggest trying this if you really, really love garlic (which I do!)

Chimichurri Sauce
via madame croquette

1 bunch parsley
2 bunch cilantro
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp of lime juice
5 garlic cloves
1/4 medium onion
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste

Clean parsley and basil to keep just leaves and discard stems. Sauté garlic and onion until golden brown. Purée all ingredients in processor until smooth and transfer to bowl.

Serve over your favorite…. anything! We went with chicken and potatoes, steak would be heaven, but I think this would also be wonderful over sauteed vegetables, or as an enchilada sauce.

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So I’m pretty sure now that jury duty isn’t going to end any time soon. But more on that later!
I knew that after last week’s post-court exhaustion, I wasn’t going to be up for much cooking in the evenings this week, so I planned quick, simple, tasty meals. This one was so simple and tasted fantastic. My dear husband said that the sauce was even better the next day. And it tasted great even over the red potatoes we had on the side! Definitely going into our rotation of regulars.

Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce
via cooking like a champion 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound chicken breasts, pounded thin
3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning chicken
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning chicken
2 shallots, sliced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Heat the oil in a large skillet set over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the hot oil. Cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium, then add the shallots and garlic. Cook about 2 minutes, until the shallots are tender. Using a wooden spoon, deglaze the pan with the wine, making sure to scrape up any brown bits at the bottom. Cook until the wine has all but evaporated, then add the chicken broth and saffron. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, until reduced by half. Stir in the cream, salt and pepper and continue simmering an additional minute. Pour the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.