Chicken Dijon

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!

IMG_9686

 

 

Let the savory adventure begin!

IMG_9671

You know it’s going to be a good day when………………..you start cooking with BACON!

Fry up just 3-4 pieces,

IMG_9672

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.

IMG_9673

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.

IMG_9675

Stir in 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour into same pan

IMG_9676

and whisk till incorporated in butter.  Cook for about 4 minutes; until all of the flour flavor is gone.

IMG_9677

Stir in 1 cup of half and half.

IMG_9678

Whisk until combined and mixture in pan is thick and smooth.

IMG_9679

Stir in 2 cups of chicken stock, slowly, whisking continuously until it’s all combined.  Cook until slightly thickened and

IMG_9680

stir in 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard.

IMG_9681

Return chicken to pan and simmer in sauce for 30 minutes.

IMG_9686

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s