Dijon Chicken


Chicken is a very popular meat that is plentiful and very inexpensive compared to beef. Chicken is one of the most nutritious, easily prepared ingredients in the home kitchen. The Dijon mustard gives the flavor to this dish. The addition of the garlic just heightens the flavors. If you want to give it an “Asian” flavor, sprinkle with chopped coriander before serving. An ideal main dish for a dinner party at home.

Cooking Method

In a pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Season the chicken breasts, then fry, skin-side down, until golden. Turn over and sear, then set aside.

Fry the mushrooms, sliced, in the same pan until golden. Add the garlic and onion then cook until soft. Stir in the mustard and tarragon. Add the white wine and a splash of brandy, then bubble for 2 minutes.

Add the chicken, skin-side up and simmer on a low heat, uncovered, for 20 minutes stirring now and then. Stir through the cream then garnish with fresh tarragon.

Ingredients Serves 4
Chicken breasts, with skin 4
Mushrooms 200g
Garlic clove, crushed 1
Onion, sliced 1
Dijon mustard 3 tbspns
Olive oil 1 tbspn
Tarragon, chopped, plus extra to garnish 1 tbspn
White wine 500ml
Brandy a splash
Whipping cream a large splash