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Chicken Breasts Pierre Recipe

Chicken Breasts Pierre

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"One of my husband's favorites. I've been making this for over fifteen years, and he's not sick of it yet! Serve with pan sauces, crusty French bread and a tossed green salad."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a shallow dish or bowl, combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper. Coat chicken breasts with flour mixture. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown chicken on all sides. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the tomatoes, water, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt, chili powder, mustard, celery seed, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and return chicken to skillet. Cover, and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is tender, no longer pink and juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2004

This is my kind of dinner! Easy and a unique, yummy flavor. I thought it might be just a bbq sauce; but it is much more... It reminds me a little of Cuban food. Some of the reviews said this was too sweet. My guess is it was their stewed tomatoes. This was not a real sweet dish with PLAIN DICED CANNED TOMATOES(instead of stewed)like I used. The idea of adding onion (esp. RED onion)sounds, to me, like it would be great; but I don't think mushrooms would work with this(and I love mushrooms). I think, a mix of sliced red onion,and red, yellow and green peppers (in the last 15 min.) steamed in the sauce, would compliment this sauce better; although the recipe is perfect just AS IT IS. I made with white rice and stir-fried, garlicky, fresh-cracked peppered green beans to make a meal. Although, any starch (noodles, rice etc.) and any green vegetable would be excellent with it. It made about a cup of sauce with flavorful chunks of tomato that we spooned over the chicken and rice. I made only four breasts, so I will double sauce for more servings. 'Gotta' have enough of the sauce to add to the rice! Nancy, you said your husband hasn't gotten sick of this in 15 years... mine liked it a lot too. I have a feeling I will be making for the next 15 years, also. Thank you so much for sharing this one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 21, 2011

Nice easy recipe with great flavours but way too much salt. Id cut out the entire 2 teaspoons from the sauce as most of the time salt is already present from the soy, stewed tomatoes and the flour rub.

Dec 03, 2003

VERY GOOD! Per previous reviews, I used 1/4 cup red wine and 1/4 cup water and served all over white rice. Next time, I think I will add some chopped onions and fresh mushrooms. In addition, I think I will cut the chili powder to 1 tsp instead of 2 (it overwhelmed the chicken). Overall, still really good and my family agrees that it should be on the "regular" list!

Feb 12, 2004

I would rate this even higher - these are ingredients you normally have on hand or they can easily be substituted. I scaled it to three using the exact measurements provided when scaled down. As a preference I used canned diced tomatoes, chicken broth (had it left over in the frig - water would have been fine), cayenne pepper since I didn't have hot pepper sauce. Followed other reviewers suggestions and added a small onion sliced into rings - I would never leave that out now. Also had some leftover corn in the frig which I threw in at the end. I pounded the breasts so they would be the same thickness, cooked them in 25 min. and they were incredibly moist. Keep an eye on it when it simmers - I did have to add some more broth which was fine - it held its rich, spicy flavor and was great over the rice. Another keeper. Thanks Nancy.

Sep 28, 2003

Excellent! My husband, a professional chef, said, "This one's a keeper!" Only substitution I made was chicken broth instead of the water.

Mar 14, 2005

My family loved this recipe! I prepared this in my SLOWCOOKER browning the chicken first. (I did cut the chicken breasts in strips) I ran out of mustard powder so I used prepared mustard.It worked just as well. Because the reviews were so enthusiastic I decided to double the recipe to have lots of sauce. We had leftovers and tried this with both Whipped potatoes and small italian pasta. Yummy any which way you decide to eat it! Next time I would like to add some green or red pepper and some onions. This is a real keeper! Thanks

Jun 05, 2003

This recipe is one of our staples. We have been making it for the last year. We do make a couple changes though. We reduce the amount of chicken breast halves from six to two. Also, we cube the chicken. When the sauce and chicken is complete we pour the sauce and chicken over fresh steamed white rice. Yummy. This will yield 2-4 servings.

Jan 25, 2004

A fine and easy recipe. I agree with other reviewers that red wine for water and white wine for vinegar worked well. I also added fresh sliced mushrooms and sliced red onions once the simmering starts. This is such a flexible recipe that "approximate" measurements of the ingredients works fine. I little more or less of anything just gives you a different taste the next time.


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  • Calories
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 915 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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