Hello there– In my mind, you can’t have too many delicious saucy chicken dinners up your sleeve– something you can pull together for a weeknight dinner or serve up to friends for a Sunday supper. And this one is savory and delicious with a scoop of rice or a pile of roasted potatoes.
CHICKEN & MUSHROOMS WITH DIJON ONION SAUCE
2 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 tab. olive oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
6 oz. brown mushrooms, cut in quarters
1/2 cup red onion, cut in slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tab. rosemary, chopped fine
1 tab. seedy mustard
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup half & half (or cream)
2 tab. butter.
1 tab. cornstarch
Slice the chicken breasts horizontally to produce four flat chicken filets. Mix the flour, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and then dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and drop it into the hot pan. Cook it 2 to 3 minutes on each side until it is browned. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
Then add the red onion to the pan (you may need a splash more olive oil) and after a minute throw in the mushrooms and garlic. Cook 5 minutes more.
Stir in the rosemary, mustard, white wine, chicken stock, half & half and butter. Bring to a low simmer, blending it well. Put the chicken back into the pan and let it simmer away for 10 to 12 minutes until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
To thicken the sauce, put your chicken on a pretty plate and cover it with another plate to keep it warm. Then, in a container with a tight lid, shake together the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water until it’s thoroughly blended. Stir it into the simmering sauce and stir until it thickens, just a minute or two. Spoon the thickened sauce over the chicken. That’s it. So pretty and delicious!