139.4…Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken
Don’t you just love it when you make a simple recipe and it turns out to be outstanding!?!
That’s exactly what happened to me on Monday night. I had this recipe for Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken for awhile and finally got around to trying it. Boy am I glad I did. Now it’s your turn.
Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken (Serves 4)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
- Melt the butter and heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in the skillet. Brown 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan. Set aside and keep warm.
- Stir cream into the pan, scraping up brown bits. Mix in mustard and tarragon. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until thickened. Return chicken to skillet to coat with sauce. Cook chicken 5 minutes or until done. Drizzle chicken with remaining sauce to serve.
OMG. I could have bathed in the sauce. This was such a simple recipe to make yet it tasted like something you’d have in a restaurant. It was fabulous with my Mustard Seed Mashes Potatoes, by the way.
Breakfast the next morning was a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and the last of the strawberries and blueberries.
I dropped the kids off at school, got my hair done and stopped for fish tacos at Wahoos for lunch.
I ran some errands and then got ready for Cathi’s birthday party at The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia.
We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and then dove into some seriously fabulous appetizers. Alicia and I split the Gem Lettuce Wedge Salad (buttermilk herb dressing, crumbled point reyes blue, shallot, tomato, bacon):
I did try a slice of Lisa’s Neapolitan Margherita Pizza. Fabulous, again.
The table ordered five or six of the American Kobe Beef Sliders (applewood bacon, crispy fried onion, brioche, béarnaise). I ate three by myself. Béarnaise sauce on a slider? Oh yes please.
Alicia and I split the Maine Lobster Flatbread (wild mushrooms, mt. tam cheese, garlic cream):
Holy yum!! Everything at The Pony Room was amazing. I cannot wait to go back!
This morning’s breakfast was just about the same as the day before, minus the blueberries.
I took the kids to school, went to the gym and came home to change.
I met Lisa and Alicia for a Valentine’s Day lunch at Love Boat Sushi. Appropriate name for the day, right??
We also split some sushi to start….
….then Alicia and I split two rolls. The first was the “Chef Specialty”:
The second (and our personal favorite) was the Wasabi Roll:
Tonight the hubby and I are spending a quiet evening at our club for dinner. I’m really looking forward to it. More food! :)
What would be your ideal way to spend Valentine’s Day?
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