Cooking is not a way of providing nourishment for yourself and your family. It's not only a passion, a career, or a fun hobby. Cooking can be therapy as well. Take out all your anger and aggression on this chicken breast. Pound it to a thinness a waif supermodel would kill for, then top it with a tomato butter sauce you can tell all your problems to. The roasted carrots and asparagus won't let you blame your parents for your issues (too easy), but they way they'll come together, you'll feel like you've reached a breakthrough. Or, you'll just have a tasty dinner that's delicious and satisfying.
Peel, trim, and cut carrot into ¼" slices on an angle. (If carrot is 1" diameter or larger, halve before slicing.)
Trim woody ends off asparagus.
Core tomato and cut into ¼" dice.
Stem and mince parsley.
Roast the Vegetables
Place carrot and asparagus on separate halves of prepared baking sheet. Season each with 1 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Spread each into a single layer on their side. Roast until fork-tender, 18-20 minutes.
While vegetables roast, prepare chicken.
Pound the Chicken
Pat chicken breasts dry, and drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil. Place chicken breasts in a disposable gallon-size bag. Gallon bags make clean up easier, keeping all juices in the bag, and are made of thicker plastic. If you don't have a disposable bag, use plastic wrap to cover chicken.
Using a mallet or clean pan, pound chicken to an even ¼" thickness.
Season chicken both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook the Chicken
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.
Place chicken breasts in hot pan and cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-5 minutes per side.
Remove to a plate and tent with foil.
Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Make the Sauce
Return pan used to cook chicken to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and garlic. Stir constantly until golden and aromatic, 30-45 seconds.
Add white wine and cook until mostly evaporated, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from burner. Stir in tomato, parsley, butter, and ¼ tsp. salt.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing chicken with sauce. Bon appétit!