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Dijon-Tarragon Chicken

Rachel Ray's dijon-tarragon chicken
PREP TIME
30 min
YIELDS
4 servings

A rich and creamy chicken dish that’s ready in 30 minutes, this recipe comes complete with mashed potatoes with Brie or Camembert and rainbow chard with bacon and leeks.

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Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes with Brie or Camembert

4
medium or 3 large russet potatoes
4
large cloves of garlic
Salt
¼
cup milk or chicken stock
8
ounce ripe Brie or Camembert
White pepper or finely ground black pepper, to taste

Dijon-Tarragon Chicken

4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
2
tbsp EVOO
2
tbsp butter
1
large or 2 medium shallots
2
cloves garlic
1
cup white wine
1
cup chicken stock or bone broth
About 1/3 cup creme fraiche or 1/2 cup heavy cream
2
tbsp Dijon mustard
½
lemon
About 1/4 cup stemmed fresh tarragon

Chard with Bacon and Leeks

About 1 tbsp olive oil
1
large bundle rainbow chard
6
slice meaty bacon
1
leek, trimmed
Salt and pepper
A little freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
½
lemon
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Directions

Step 1

Peel potatoes and cube into uniform pieces, 8 per potato. Smash two cloves of garlic. Place potatoes and smashed garlic in saucepot, cover with water, cover pot and bring to boil. Season with salt and cook to tender, removing lid once potatoes boil. Return the potatoes and garlic to hot pot after draining, then add milk or stock and cheese and mash. Season with pepper of choice, then keep covered.

Step 2

While potatoes are coming to a boil, remove tenders from chicken and pound the breasts (if they are large) 1/2 inch thick, then cut each into 3 pieces. Season chicken breasts and tenders with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with EVOO and melt butter into oil. When it foams, add chicken and brown on both sides, 6 to 7 minutes.

Step 4

Peel and chop shallot and chop or grate garlic.

Step 5

Remove chicken to a plate, add shallots and garlic and stir a minute or so. Add wine and reduce to ¼ cup, then add stock and bring to boil. Add creme fraiche or heavy cream and simmer at low rolling boil 2 to 3 minutes, then add Dijon and juice of ½ lemon. Chop and add tarragon, slide chicken back into pan and leave on warm or cover pan.

Step 6

While chicken is working, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 turn of the pan. Stem chard and chop stems; shred the greens. Chop and add bacon to the pan and brown to crisp, 4 minutes. Quarter leek and trim root, then chop; add chard stems and leek to bacon, stir 2 minutes, then wilt in chard greens. Season with salt and pepper and nutmeg to taste, then add juice of ½ lemon.

Step 7

Serve chicken alongside mashed potatoes and greens with bacon.

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