Easy, Elegant Monday Night Dinner!

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The dinner recipe I prepared last night, Chicken Dijonaisse,  sounds fancy but it’s very quick and easy to make.  Did I mention that it’s also delicious?  I served it with fresh green beans and tomatoes (purchased from the farmer’s market on Saturday) and half of a baked potato!  I shared the other half with my husband BTW!

Chicken Dijonnaise

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 ¼ to 1 ½ lb.)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
½ cup fat free Half & Half
3 tablespoons dry white wine or chicken broth
3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

Fresh thyme (optional)

Directions:

1.    Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap.  Using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly pound chicken to ¼ to ⅛-inch thickness.  Discard plastic wrap.

2.    In a shallow dish, combine flour and pepper.  Coat chicken pieces with flour mixture.

3.    In a 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add chicken to skillet.

4.    Cook about 6 minutes or until no pick remains in the chicken, turning once.  Transfer chicken to a platter, reserving dripping in skillet.  Cover to keep warm.

5.    For sauce, add green onion to the drippings in the skillet.  Cook and stir over medium het for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender.

6.    Stir in Half and Half, white wine, and mustard.

7.    Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes of until smooth and slightly thickened.

8.    Spoon sauce over chicken.  If desired, garnish with fresh thyme.

Yield:    4 servings

Nutritional Facts

One serving contains 298 calories, 16 g fat, 110 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein, 208 mg sodium

Hope you give this recipe a try!  I think it will be a real hit with your family!

Ramona

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