March 21, 2011

Chicken with Creamy Dijon Sauce

There wasn't very much cooking going on in my house this weekend. Baking, yes, lots of baking. But I wasn't particularly hungry around dinner time and I was feeling very lazy. Saturday night the hubbs came out of his dungeon and asked about dinner.

Husband, eyeing me on the couch: "So, what's for dinner?"

Me: "I don't know." 

Husband, panicking: "Huh? We're not eating tonight?"

Me: "I'm not really in the mood to cook tonight."

Husband, baffled: "What do you mean? Then we're not going to eat?"

Men.

Sometimes you just don't feel like cooking, you know? Don't worry, he didn't starve. We had bowls of ravioli and he was a happy camper.

This is an old chicken dish I made during my chicken escapades. It's super easy and quick, perfect for a night when you don't feel like cooking.


Depending on what you serve it with, you might only need to dirty one pan! Yippie! I don't know about you, but that's the only thing I dread about the kitchen- washing pots and pans. You could make a simple salad or maybe some rice to go with this. Keep it simple!  

Source: Cooking Light

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 rosemary sprig (I used 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, add more if you really like this herb)
3 tablespoons whipping cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Place chicken breast halves between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer to a serving platter. Add shallots to pan; sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and rosemary sprig; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and discard rosemary. Stir in Dijon mustard. Spoon over chicken.

Are there nights when you just don't feel like cooking? What do you make?

5 comments:

  1. Days that I jsut cannot get into a cooking mood work out to be days that I am really craving something specific. Enter: date night! Even if it's pizza delivered while I'm lounging in my pajamas. Right now I really want to make that chicken bacon mac n chesse down below though....looks so yum!

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  2. When I don't feel like cooking, I ALWAYS make spaghetti with turkey meatballs from Trader Joe's. Never fails!

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  3. Men, I tell ya.

    When I don't feel like cooking I make a turkey sandwich. Not very exciting but an ol' standby that I always have the ingredients for in my fridge.

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    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/
    "Made it on Monday"
    You can link up every Wed.-Sat.

    I hope to see some of your recipes soon.
    There will be prizes often! ;)

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  5. Made this tonight! Yum! We both enjoyed it. =)

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