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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!
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)
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
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!