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Amaretto Chicken Recipe

Amaretto Chicken

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"Rich and tasty. I had this in a restaurant years ago, experimented with it at home until I finally got it right."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown chicken in butter quickly, and remove to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Add remaining 1/4 cup butter to skillet and brown the green onion and mushrooms with the garlic and tarragon. Pour this saute mixture over chicken breasts.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Heat the cream, cheese and amaretto in the skillet, whisking rapidly. Stir in capers, then pour sauce over chicken, green onions and mushrooms.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

I really liked this recipe. I made it with evap. milk instead of cream; omitted mushroom and used 1/4 c. low fat marg.; and used 1 tsp. almond extract. My husband on the other hand hated it. After touching his tongue to the chicken he promptly scraped off the cheese wrapped it in foil and threw it away. And I had to give him a separate plate of rice because the sauce had spread to the rice on his plate. So unfortunately I won't be making this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This was easy. Personally I did not like the taste at all, although I like all the ingredients.

Jan 25, 2004

It has a very unique taste. Definitely is top 5 in my list. However, anyone who doesnt like amaretto taste should not expect too much.

Aug 03, 2009

I just made this dish per the recipe and it was wonderful. As with other reviewers, I felt the sauce was a bit thin, but my company said she preferred thin sauces to thick.

Dec 26, 2004

I made this as a second course for 8 on Christmas dinner 2004, never tried it before. Used Amaretto for liquor, and it turned out marvellous. The Amaretto really didn't dominate. I served it together with lamb's lettuce, roasted breadcrumbs, some sun dried tomatoes (for colour). I actually wanted to add a slice of orange, but I forgot. Really delicious!

Jan 25, 2004

An excellent recipe, the flavours go together extremely well. I only recommend this for people who like strong flavours - all of the ingredients in this recipe are quite bold. I made a small roux first to thicken the sauce up, and if you actually cook it for 40 minutes nobody will like it because the chicken will be dried out - try 20 minutes, but better yet - learn your oven and how long it should take. Chop the capers too.

Jan 25, 2004

I made this dish for a dinner party, and it was a great success, everyone loved it. But I did not use amaretto, I used half and half rum and gin. It was delicious!

Mar 02, 2009

My husband has made this recipe countless times and it is fantastic! Thanks so much for the recipe! This is one of our favorite chicken recipes and one we frequently make for guests.


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  • Calories
  • 804 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 57.2 g
  • 88%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 36.8 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 599 mg
  • 24%

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

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