1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan.
Remove skillet from heat; add halved garlic cloves and brandy. Return to heat; cook and stir over medium heat until liquid is almost evaporated, 1-2 minutes.
Stir in stock, rosemary and thyme; return chicken to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 170°, 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Hot cooked pasta or rice
In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute shrimp 3 minutes. Add garlic, lemon juice, cumin and salt; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Stir in parsley. Serve with pasta.