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Chicken Pomodoro

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Ingredients

4 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup vodka
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic (roasted if possible)
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
1 small bunch of green onions, minced

Instructions

Combine flour, salt and pepper in a bag or mixing bowl. Mix well and add chicken, one piece at a time. Coat them with the mix and set them aside. Heat vegetable oil and add the breasts smooth side up. Saute until golden brown, turn over and cook the underside until lightly browned. Remove chicken and place in oven proof dish at 400 degrees to finish them off by roasting. This should take no more than 20 minutes. While chicken is finishing, use original skillet, pan drippings and all to make a sauce. With the flame off (no burners on) deglaze the pan with the vodka. With burners on you risk a blaze, so start without any fire. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add chicken broth and lemon juice. Reduce this combination by about 25 percent. Use a medium to high heat. Then add the tomatoes and heavy cream and turn to medium low in order to thicken it. Stir often. When sauce is finished, turn off the burner if chicken is not ready yet. Cover with stretch wrap right on the sauce surface if you are not going to use in a short period of time. Remove film and reheat when the chicken comes out. Plate the chicken and spoon sauce on top and garnish with green onion pieces.

Eudell Watts III
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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