This is an easy meal for a mid-week dinner, and it's also delicious and pretty enough to make for guests. I made it tonight for just us and served with these baked zucchini fries and a spinach salad.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves pounded to even thickness (1/4-1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 can (14oz) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
2 tablespoons dry sherry (or white wine in a pinch!)
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. In a frying pan over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add chicken in batches and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes each side. Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish and add artichoke hearts.
Add sherry, lemon peel, garlic, and lemon juice to remaining butter in frying pan; stir over medium heat until well blended and hot, 2-3 minutes. Add cream and stir. Remove from heat and pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake until sauce is bubbling and golden brown on top, 20-25 minutes.