Chicken Paillardes & Mushrooms in Creamy Cognac Dijon Sauce

“The French really know how to do their chicken---quick, easy, and elegant--this dish is very simple to put together and impressive served to company, or for that special romantic candlelight dinner for two! Wonderful served with seasonal greens or a tossed salad, and Gratin Dauphinois - Potatoes Baked in Cream Gratin Dauphinois - Classic French Potatoes Baked in Cream.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute until cooked through, turning once (about 5 minutes total time). Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and keep warm.
  3. Add the Cognac and the wine to the pan and deglaze, stirring to scrape up the brown bits. Now add the sliced mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften and the sauce is reduced by half.
  4. With a slotted spoon, remove the mushrooms to the plate of chicken, and keep warm.
  5. Whisk in the cream, mustard and tarragon to the sauce and cook, continuing to whisk, about 2 minutes until thickened. Pour any juices that have accumulated on the plate into the sauce and whisk to combine.
  6. Serve the chicken topped with the mushrooms and wine sauce, garnish with the snipped parsley. Wonderful served with a tossed salad and Potatoes Dauphinoise (recipe #359440).

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