Mustard, Wine, and Thyme Chicken
2 large chicken breasts, cut into 4
Olive oil for cooking breasts
½ tsp salt, pepper, garlic, onion, oregano, rosemary, and thyme
½ cup Moscato
¼ cup water
½ T chicken broth base (1 ½ tsp)*
1 tsp thyme
2 T dijon
1 T stone-ground mustard
¼ cup heavy cream
Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally making 4.
Mix all the seasonings and coat the chicken.
Cook the chicken, then set aside.
Mix the wine, water, and broth and pour in to deglaze the pan.
Add in the thyme then the mustards.
Reduce approximately 3 min.
Add in the cream to combine.
You can add the chicken breasts in for a more intense flavor or just spoon some of the sauce over each piece and serve.
I almost always fillet chicken breasts for more even cooking. It turns 2 breasts into 4 nice pieces. Then season both sides with the spices that will blend nicely with the sauce. When the chicken is nice and brown and cooked through, set it aside.
While the chicken is cooking I usually get all the sauce ingredients together. I mix the ½ tablespoon of broth base *(I love Better Than Bouillion) with the water and Moscato.
Once you have moved the cooked chicken to another plate then use the Moscato mixture to deglaze the pan and get all that yummy seasoning off the bottom of the pan. Add in the mustards and cook until it is reduced. It takes me about 3 minutes. At this point, you can serve. I like putting my chicken back in with the juices and cook an additional couple of minutes before serving for a more intense flavor.
We have realized that I enjoy a bit of a vinegary bite. I can't help it. I love pickles, anything pickled (usually), mustards, lemon, lime, and all kinds of vinegar. This meal is purposefully a little on the tangy side to suit that craving. Caramelized onions are a great addition to this but not necessary. I'm trying to find the perfect side. I've found some good ones. Potatoes are always a winner but I am still trying to keep down my carb intake. And of course, potatoes seem to go with everything.
I love simple meals that are full of flavor.
I hope you enjoy this as well.