Monday, January 25, 2016

Chicken Dijon Pasta

1/2 pkg. (6 oz) gluten free pasta
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 can (6.5 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 onion, sliced
1/2 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. thyme leaves
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.  In a large skillet heat oil on med. high heat.  Add chicken and garlic.  Cook until lightly browned.  Add mushrooms, onion, pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, salt & pepper.  Saute until tender.  Stir in cream and mustard.  Toss in noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serves 8

Martha:  As you can see, I've really taken a liking to the Dijon mustard!  This dish is original until you get to the cream and mustard which I added.  It didn't have quite enough taste.  Also the Parmesan cheese I used was Kraft's seasoned in a jar.  Delicious dish!!! And again, this would be good done with poultry, I have no doubt.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chicken Dijonnise #3

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. chopped green onions
1/3 cup whipping cream
3 Tbsp. chicken broth
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly pound chicken to 1/4- to 1/8-inch thickness. Discard plastic wrap. In a shallow dish combine flour and pepper. Coat chicken pieces with flour mixture.  In a 12-inch skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add chicken to skillet. Cook about 6 minutes or until no pink remains in the chicken, turning once. Transfer chicken to a platter, reserving drippings in skillet. Cover to keep warm. 

For sauce, add green onion to the drippings in the skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in whipping cream, white wine, and mustard. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth and slightly thickened. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Martha:  OH MY GOODNESS!  This is delicious!  I was surfing the internet looking for healthy dishes and ran across this one on a diabetic site.  Wasn't sure I would really like it and almost wished I wouldn't so as not to be tempted to eat more than I was supposed to.  Well, I had to give the rest it away to my food testers to keep myself out of it.  I didn't change a thing in their recipe either.  But... I want to try this with pork chops.  I know that is going to be just as good.  Yes, the food testers loved it just as much as I did.  I did serve it over wild rice blend which completed the meal for me.