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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Chicken in creamy mustard sauce

I don't know about you, but I include chicken breasts in my menu plans quite often, and there is such a wide variety of recipe ideas and themes available.

Such a recipe is this one which uses chicken breasts in a lovely creamy mustard sauce and green grapes.

Now, at this point, I would just add that not all recipe ideas featured on this blog may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

That being said, if you like the look of this meal then why not "transform some chicken breast fillets with a tangy and aromatic sauce". They are great served with broccoli and courgettes, but some may also wish to serve either rice or new potatoes ... and cauliflower rice would be a great low carb alternative ... but  the choice is always yours dear reader.

Serves Four
4 chicken breast fillets
1 tbsp oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
400ml hot chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube
2 level tsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1 level tsp dried thyme)
100ml reduced-fat crème fraîche
1 level tsp Coarse Grain French Mustard
125g green grapes
1 level tsp cornflour
Broccoli, to serve
Courgettes, to serve

1. Cook the chicken in the oil in a frying pan until it just changes colour on each side. Transfer to a large saucepan.
2. Gently fry the shallot until soft. Add the stock and heat until simmering, scraping up any browned meat pieces with a wooden spoon.
3. Add to the chicken, along with the thyme, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and cook until the liquid has reduced by half.
4. Add the crème fraîche and mustard, then simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the grapes.
5. Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp cold water. Stir into the pan and simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Serve with broccoli, courgettes.

From the original recipe here

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks delicious. I prefer the chicken breast and will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Jo said...

It looks lovely. We eat a lot of chicken as it's Eleanor's favourite and it can be served up in so many different ways. We had chicken breasts with cheese, leek and ham yesterday but I must admit that it was all ready prepared just to go in the oven, sometimes I just don't have time to cook from scratch and that's when prepared meals are very convenient.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many love chicken breast, although thigh is tasty too!
I'm sure you will really enjoy this recipe.

Happy Wednesday

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Some-days many of us are pleased to have a convenient food!
Other days when time allows we can enjoy a home prepared meal!
Chicken does make a great meal and is always popular in our house, and with the family.

Hope you are having a good Wednesday

All the best Jan

Martha said...

Ohhh, I like this! Delicious...

Anonymous said...

Oh that does look nice. Reminder I need to get some grapes.

Jenny S

Stephanie said...

My dear Jan, what a delicious sounding recipe! I know my family and I would enjoy this chicken :)

I hope you are doing well and having a lovely week. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Delicious ... is a great word!
Hope you may try this recipe idea soon.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Chicken is a popular family dish, so hope you all get to sit down together soon and enjoy this recipe.

... and my week is going well thank you ... not long to Valentines day now is it!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, do make sure you have grapes on your shopping list (and the other ingredients) if you are planning to make this dish!

Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan