This dish is not only extremely delicious, but it is easy to make and is a blank canvas. Meaning that you can build upon this meal and make it your own, so easily. Add a pinch of cayenne for a little heat. Maybe some peas and carrots for more color. Add fersh herbs from your garden.
But it’s beautiful as is!
Let the savory adventure begin!
You know it’s going to be a good day when………………..you start cooking with BACON!
Fry up just 3-4 pieces,
and while that’s making your entire house smell like heaven, grab your kitchen meat mallet and beat up your 8 chicken breasts, till they’re of even thickness.
Drain your bacon fat and reserve for another day of glorious tasting, chop up your bacon & let it drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
In the same large saucepan, over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons of butter. Sauté chicken in butter until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
Stir in 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour into same pan
and whisk till incorporated in butter. Cook for about 4 minutes; until all of the flour flavor is gone.
Stir in 1 cup of half and half.
Whisk until combined and mixture in pan is thick and smooth.
Stir in 2 cups of chicken stock, slowly, whisking continuously until it’s all combined. Cook until slightly thickened and
stir in 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard.
Return chicken to pan and simmer in sauce for 30 minutes.
Serve over a bed of rice with some cooked mushrooms, a sprinkling of the fried bacon, some fresh parsley and a side of your favorite green !
(Serve it with rice or mashed potatoes to soak up the creamy sauce or ….whatever you fancy!)
Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!