Chicken Paillards with Tomato Sauce and Couscous
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 1/2 cups chopped, peeled tomatoes with juice
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- Black pepper
- Pinch sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 chicken paillards
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Couscous, for serving
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat and saute onions, garlic, salt, and white pepper for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and basil to onion mixture and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in stock and 18 turns black pepper; simmer 2 minutes. Season with sugar if acidic, and cook 1 minute. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a very large skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet, in batches if necessary. Cook for a couple minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet when done; transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm if not serving immediately.
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