Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Skillet Herbed Chicken with Mustard

 When I heard that Food of the World was featuring French cooking for the month of June, I made a snap decision to join in the fun.  

I have always wanted to learn something, anything about the cooking of France but I have never jumped in.  This was my excuse to do something about it and I made this chicken and Lyonnaise Potatoes.  I added a simple spinach dish and we had the most delicious meal.

Although, I didn't use Dorie's book, Around My French Table, I did pull it out and checked off a whole bunch of recipes to make.  I would love to join French Fridays with Dorie and I actually did when it first started.  Friday is a difficult day for me to post and I could not get my act together to post at the right time.  Perhaps, I will try again but even if I don't, with the book on my kitchen table, I will make recipes of my own choice and if they are as good as this chicken, I will want to keep going with my jump into French cooking.

Hopefully, you will see some French recipes here in the near future.

This chicken dish was one of the best we have had in years and we have had lots of really good chicken meals.  The flavor was wonderful, the look appealing and the match with the spinach and potatoes, superb.  I think you will like it.


3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons honey

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2 tablespoons dried tarragon

2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup white wine


In a small bowl, blend Dijon mustard and honey. 

Mix in the tarragon, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 

Place chicken in the skillet, and brush on both sides with the Dijon mustard mixture. 

Pour 1/4 cup wine around the chicken. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes, until liquid is reduced.
Pour another 1/4 cup wine around the chicken, and continue to cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. 

Remove from heat, reserving remaining liquid.

Mix remaining wine into the skillet. Increase heat to medium, and scrape up browned bits. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced by about 1/3. Serve as a sauce over the chicken.

Eat and enjoy!!!!!!

Cooking with Herbs Lavender and Lovage

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  1. Hi Chaya,
    Such a delicious dish! I have always wanted to try at cooking something "French". I will, one of these days! :)

  2. hi chaya, i know nothing about french cooking but this recipe sounds delicious and simple too and the colour is gorgeous!

  3. This is a wonderful recipe and I am so glad you joined us. I post my French Friday's recipe on Wednesdy and I link it up on Friday. Lots of people comment later in the week. Please come join us. It is a wonderful group and the recipes are terrific.

  4. This sounds so good. I love the tang! Thanks for sharing. Pinned and making it. Chicken is my thing.


  5. Thanks for entering this month's cooking with herbs


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