i just made a delicious dinner.. after searching on the web for something to make with stuff i have on hand right now.. had to share!
4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup reduced fat buttermilk
1 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp oil (i used canola)
1 chicken bouillon (i used the low-sodium packet from trader joe's)
i also used a bit of emeril's 'essence' as i do in a lot of my chicken recipes
1. In a bowl, mix chicken with 1/2 cup buttermilk. I let it sit and tenderize for a while. In a separate shallow bowl, mix flour, thyme, salt, and I added about a tbsp of essence. Dip chicken in mixture to coat.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Place breaded chicken in hot oil and brown on both sides. Reduce heat and cook until done (it took about 10 minutes). Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
3. In a measuring cup, mix 1 tbsp flour, bouillon, essence and 1 cup hot water. Stir mixture into skillet over medium high heat and cook until it boils and thickens. Stir in 1/4 cup buttermilk. Serve gravy with chicken.
While the chicken cooked I mixed up a batch of biscuits from the bisquick 'heart healthy' mix and non-fat milk. Those took about 8 minutes.
I served it with some microwaved frozen green beans and poured the gravy over everything. So super good.. next time I think I'll omit the oil in the pan - it added unnecessary fat. Other than that, it was fairly healthy, especially considering a lot of the buttermilk you soak the chicken in goes unused.
Adapted from: Good Housekeeping: Chicken with Buttermilk Gravy