- 6boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1tablespoonDijon mustard(NO SUBSTITUTES HERE)
- 5ouncescreme fraicheor good qualitysour cream
- 3/4cupmarc de bourgogne or1goodcognac
- Cook the chicken breasts in the oil and the butter until tender, and the juices run clear.
- ***Deglazewith the cognac or the Marc de Bourgogne****, scraping up all the brown bits from the pan.
- Remove the breasts and keep warm.
- In the same pan, add the cream and mix well.
- Reduce the sauce SLOWLY on low to low-medium heat.
- Adjust the seasonings for salt and pepper.
- *Atthe last minute, add the mustard and stir to incorporate it.
- Serve over the breasts with rice or potatoes.
- ***Whendeglazing with liquor, pour the liquor into a glass, or measuring cup and then add to the pan, while AWAY from the heat source.
- Never add directly from the bottle.
- To flamber, remove from heat source and hold a long handled match over the liquor, the fumes will set it on fire.
- It should burn out within about one minute.
- Caution- the flames can shoot pretty high.
- *If mustard is cooked (DIJON mustard) it loses a lot of its flavor and power, keep this in mind for all recipes which call for Dijon Mustard in the sauce.
- with a good bottle of white wine and the rest of the cognac for dessert!
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