As far as possible, I try to cook one new dish weekly. My requirements are only that it needs to be easy to prepare and that it’s delicious.
I believe this Creamy Honey Dijon Chicken dish fulfills these 🙂 … I adapted it from the original recipe, omitting some ingredients which I did not have in my pantry. What I love about this dish is that it is incredibly easy to prepare, tastes lovely with steamed rice, and oooh…did I mention that it’s French? 🙂
My hubby remarked that the chicken meat was a little too tough, so I’d need to remember not to cook it for too long next time. Alternatively, I could also use chicken thigh fillets. Surprisingly my kids tried it too and while they did not say they hated it, they were not bowled over by it. I will be giving it to them again. 🙂
According to the recipe which I adapted this dish from, this creamy delicious dish goes well with absolutely anything you can think of. I served it with steamed rice but you could also try toasted bread, buns, mashed potatoes, pasta….you get the drift.
I gave my dish a twist by adding some baby spinach to it, for the added color (and also because that makes it a complete dish on its own).
Creamy Honey Dijon Chicken with Spinach
Yields 4 servings
- 4 pieces of chicken breast tenders (left whole, or sliced in cubes)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 250 ml cream
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard + 1 tsp wholegrain mustard (I used 3 tsp Honey Dijon mustard instead)
- Juice from ½ lemon
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Handful of baby spinach
- Olive oil for frying
- Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken until cooked through and browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Fry the garlic until fragrant and softened (about 2 minutes). Be sure not to burn the garlic!
- Add the cream and mustards and allow to simmer and reduce for 3 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and place the chicken back into the sauce.
- Season to taste.
- Before serving, add the spinach and stir for about 30 seconds, or just until spinach turns soft, but not overcooked.
- Serve hot.