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A No-salt Dish That Actually Tastes Good

by admin - September 30th, 2014.
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Because of a medical condition of one of our family members, I have had to further reduce the amount of salt I use in my cooking. A friend who suffers from heart problems described a dish that she makes and I tried it with a few tweaks of my own. All of us found it quite tasty despite the lack of salt. It’s not exactly a recipe, so I apologize to new cooks who might find this hard to follow.

Start by cutting boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite sized or slightly larger pieces. Brown in a little oil (I use light olive oil). Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Deglaze the pan with some dry white wine, stirring to lift all the brown bits from the bottom and sides of pan. Pour over chicken pieces and reserve. Make a thin white sauce however you prefer. (I use olive oil, flour, 2% milk, and some freshly ground black pepper.) When sauce has thickened, add the zest and juice of one lemon (be sure that your sauce has cooked sufficiently to finish thickening before adding the lemon so that you will not curdle the milk. Add a couple of teaspoons of chopped fresh tarragon. Return chicken pieces with wine and any juices that have accumulated and heat until meat is cooked through and thoroughly heated. Enjoy!

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