Busy Day Chicken

April 11th, 2011

This past week there has been no time to cook.  Instead I have been spending time with my Grandchildren and trying to give their parents some much needed time to catch up on work and relaxation.  A new baby in the house is time consuming, but worth every minute of it.

I’ve mentioned before that my DIL Kristen is a marvelous cook.  She contributes to this blog on occasion and I always come away from their home with new ideas.  On a busy night while I was visiting them, she made this quick and easy chicken dish.  It can be ready in 15 minutes.  She served it with a pancetta risotto that took a little longer to make, but you could also serve it with quick cooking couscous or rice.  The cream sauce has a hit of mustard and makes the sauteed chicken cutlets an impressive company dish.



6 to 8 chicken cutlets
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup white wine
2/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup whipping cream
4 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard

Melt butter in large saute pan.  Brown chicken cutlets on both sides until cooked through.  Remove chicken to plate.  Add wine to pan to deglaze.  Stir to release brown bits from pan.  Cook long enough to reduce the wine slightly.  Add the chicken broth, cream and mustard.  Boil until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve sauce over chicken.  Garnish with parsley or fresh or dried tarragon.  Serves 4.

I am back at the cottage this week and will experiment with my mile high quiche.  I am off to visit my egg lady.

Printable recipe

14 responses to “Busy Day Chicken”

  1. Donnie says:

    I love the picture of your grandbaby. I haven’t had much time to blog because my days are full of family and grandchildren and I love it. Florida is beautiful but doesn’t have family like NC does. Bookmarked that recipe since I’ve been feeding one son & grands nights that the dil is working 3-11. I know Don and they will love this one.

  2. Kat says:

    I have learned many “tricks” and new things to cook from my D-I-L too! This is a recipe I will for sure try, as I love Chicken and mustard. And, it looks so easy. Thank you and your D-I-L!!

  3. You look very content holding that new grandson! The chicken dish sounds wonderful, as well as the panchetta risotto!

  4. Kate says:

    Mustard sauce…yummy! I think this will be a must try. What a precious grandbaby!

  5. Rita says:

    I love that photo of you with your little darling. How I remember that good feeling holdin a baby;our youngest grandchild is 14…
    Chicken looks really tasty.

  6. Pondside says:

    You are the picture of happiness here!
    I love a quick and easy recipe for those work days when I’m rushing through the door. This one sounds yummy, as we like mustard.

  7. Lyla says:

    That is a beautiful, very healthy little boy. (And an oh-so-proud grandmother!) Though I’ve never met your daughter-in-law, I love her because she takes such great care of you and makes for you the same quality of delicious meals you strive to present to your family and to your “fans.” This is one I’ll make right after the chicken legs. (BTW, Wishbone Western Salad dressing is all over out here–must be the “Western” that attracts Arizona residents.)

  8. Aww, he’s absolutely precious!! Great quick recipe. I’ve been in a mustard-y kind of mood lately and am going to give this one a try.

  9. Big Dude says:

    You can tell the boys from the girls – they focused in on the baby and I went straight to the food – that Mars Venus thing. This sauce sounds very good.

  10. greta says:

    Just made this chicken dish for dinner. I got all clean plates back. Thank you for a delicious recipe that EVERYONE enjoyed.

  11. Awwww…..Look at that sweet baby!!!!! I all is well your way!!!


  12. I did such a nice comment, but made the mistake of clicking off, not realizing there was the word verification, so it was deleted! So I will just say the main thing: Your grandchild is beautiful – congratulations!

  13. This looks delicious and so does your grandchild! I love, love, love babies!

    If you need a break please come over for a snack! Have a great week!

  14. Barbara says:

    Look at that cute photo of you with your sweet little grandbaby! What a sweetie.
    And I love your DIL’s recipe…quick is right!

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