Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce is a classic French dish that is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. The chicken is tender, juicy, and cooked in a creamy and tangy sauce that is full of flavor. This recipe is perfect for a cozy dinner at home, or even for a dinner party.
▢700g / 1.4 lb chicken thigh fillets , skinless boneless (4 – 6 pieces, Note 1)
▢1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
▢1/2 tsp cooking/kosher salt
▢1/4 tsp black pepper
CREAMY MUSTARD SAUCE:
▢1/2 cup thickened/heavy cream
▢1 tbsp Dijon mustard
▢1 tbsp whole grain mustard
▢1/4 tsp cooking/kosher salt
▢1/4 tsp black pepper
▢1-2 tbsp water , as needed
▢2 tsp fresh tarragon , finely chopped (Note 2)
▢2 tsp parsley , finely chopped
Season chicken with the salt and pepper.
Sear chicken thighs – Heat oil in a large pan that is not non-stick over medium-high heat. Place chicken in pan smooth side-down and cook for 4 minutes or until deep golden.
Turn and cook the other side for 3 minutes until cooked through (internal temperature 72°C/162°F, ). Remove to a plate.
Breast – If using breast , sear on high for 2 minutes on each side, target temp 67°C/153°F.)
Clean pan – Scrape any loose black bits out of the pan and discard.
Make sauce – Return the pan to medium heat. Add cream and both mustards. Mix with a wooden spoon until mustard dissolves, scraping up any brown bits stuck to the pan.
Once sauce is hot but not simmering, stir in salt, pepper and herbs (if using). If getting too thick loosen with a touch of water.
Serve – Place chicken on serving plates. Spoon over sauce. Enjoy!
1- For a healthier option, you can substitute heavy cream with half-and-half or milk.
2- You can also add some vegetables to the dish, such as sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, or green beans, for added flavor and nutrition.
3- To save time, you can use chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts. They cook faster and are easier to handle.
4- Make sure to use Dijon mustard, as it has a stronger and more complex flavor than regular mustard.
— In conclusion, Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce is a perfect dish for a cozy night in or for impressing guests at a dinner party. It is easy to make, yet flavorful and elegant. Give it a try, and enjoy the delicious taste of French cuisine in the comfort of your own home!
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