Aguardiente de anís, a clear, anise-flavored brandy, complements the cinnamon and other spices in this succulent chicken dish. Use dry aguardiente or substitute Pernod. Quick Chicken Recipes
In a small bowl, stir together the wine, water and anisette. In another small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the chicken breasts and cook over high heat until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken and scatter the garlic in the skillet.
Sprinkle the spices over the chicken. Pour the wine mixture into the skillet, cover and simmer over moderate heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the chicken to plates, spoon the sauce on top, and serve right away.