GARLIC BUTTER CREAMED CORN CHICKEN
· 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
· 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
· 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme, plus more for serving
· kosher salt and pepper
· 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
· 4 slices of thick-cut bacon, chopped
· 1 small yellow onion, chopped
· 2 tablespoons butter
· 4 ears of corn, kernels removed from the cob
· 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
· 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
· 3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
· 1/2 cup heavy cream, canned full fat coconut milk, or whole milk
· 1/2 cup grated parmesan or Asiago cheese
· fresh basil
1. Rub the chicken all over with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, thyme, and season generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour evenly over the chicken and toss to coat, adding more flour if needed to cover the chicken.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain it onto paper towels.
3. Add the chicken to the pan and sear on both sides until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan.
4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil shimmers, add the onion and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, corn, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook another 5 minutes or until the corn is golden.
5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the wine and 1/2 cup of water. Add the chicken back to the skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the chicken for 10-15 minutes until cooked through. Stir in the heavy cream and parmesan, and cook another few minutes until warmed through. Remove from the heat and top with bacon.
5. Serve the chicken topped with fresh thyme and basil. Enjoy!