White wine and Dijon mustard are a classic bistro-style pair for chicken. Carrots add body and a touch of sweetness to the pan sauce, but you can leave them out, if you like.
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 cup finely diced carrot
2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 pound haricots verts or green beans, trimmed
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken; place pan in oven. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until done. Remove pan from oven. Place chicken on a plate; keep warm.
Return pan to medium-high heat. Add carrot, shallots, thyme, and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add wine to pan; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add stock to pan; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons butter and Dijon mustard.
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add haricots verts; cook 3 1/2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Place haricots verts, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a bowl; toss to coat. Serve haricots verts with chicken and sauce.
My husband doesn't like mustard so I was worried it would be too strong for him. It was actually very mild with nice subtle hints of spices. Using fresh thyme made a difference, and I followed directions exactly but tripled the recipe for guests. Only 4 stars instead of 5 because prep was a bit time consuming. But I will definitely make again! The tomato recipe that accompanies this was also delicious and pairs well with this.
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