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Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with
Spring Pea and Mushroom "Gratin”
By Chef Bryan Dame
The Edge Oceanfront Dining,
Lincolnville, ME


Serves: 4

4 six ounces chicken breast halves
2 cups  bread crumbs
1 stick unsalted butter -- melted
2 cups  assorted mushrooms -- chopped
1 cup fresh peas -- shelled
1 teaspoon  garlic -- chopped
1 sprig  fresh thyme -- picked & chopped
1 sprig  fresh tarragon -- picked & chopped
1/2  sprig  fresh rosemary -- picked & chopped
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons sour cream
Fresh ground pepper & Kosher salt – to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.

Heat sauté pan with 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.  

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Sear chick breast in oil until
golden brown.  Turn chicken in pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.  
Transfer chick to oven to finish cooking (approximately 18 minutes).  

Combine bread crumbs and melted butter until bread crumbs are well coated.  
Set aside.  Heat sauté pan with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat.  
Sauté mushrooms until they are lightly browned, approximately 2-3 minutes.  
Add peas, garlic, herbs to mushrooms.  Season with salt and pepper.  Saute
mixture for 2-3 minutes more.  

Remove chicken from oven and allow to rest.  Turn oven’s broiler to high.  Stir
sour cream into mushroom mixture.  Top mixture with buttered bread crumbs.
Place sauté pan under broiler.  Broil mushroom gratin until bread crumbs are
golden brown.

About the Inn at Ocean's Edge: The eco-conscious Inn is a luxury property situated
right on the edge of scenic  Penobscot Bay .  What a summer in Maine is all about!  
Spectacular views, outstanding service, and superb dining prepared by Chef Bryan
Dame at the Inn 's 4-Diamond-Rated "The Edge" restaurant.  As welcoming to locals
and daytrippers as Inn guests, the Inn's outdoor, seaside patios provide a primo spot for
cocktail hours, Maine lobster bakes, and weekly Sunday night Pizza Nights.    
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