Are you sick of the same-old, same-old meals? Try this tasty Dijon mustard chicken
Don’t let a long ingredient list fool you, either – this is super simple to whip up…
What you’ll need:
- 600-700g boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 cup sliced onions or shallots
- 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 tbsp Dijon mustard, smooth, whole grain, or a mixture of both
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
What to do:
Start by lightly salting the chicken breasts, and dividing into three equal portions and the tenderloin. Now coat lightly in oil and pound the chicken breasts flat. We want strips of about ½ cm thickness.
Use a heavy-bottomed pan to heat your cooking oil. A medium-high heat is best. Add the butter, and allow to melt to a foamy consistency. Lightly brown the pieces, remembering that they will cook quickly due to the tenderisation.
When the chicken is prepared, add the onions to the pan and lower the heat to a firm medium. Cook for 5-6 minutes until soft and glassy. Add the wine (or stock) to the pan, and turn the heat up again. When the volume has reduced a little, add the extra water, mustard, and thyme and reduce to a simmer.
When the mix is reduced to about half, add back the chicken and slowly pour in the cream. Be sure to taste for seasoning!
This delectable dish pairs well with almost anything. Add to rice, pap or mashed potatoes, serve with veggies or noodles, or simply enjoy with thick, crusty bread. It’s sure to become a seasonal favourite.