Today I’m gonna share with you guys a yummy chicken recipe that’s elegant enough for company but also so easy that you can make it during the week for your family in no time.
Way back, what seems like an eternity ago, I got married and my bridesmaids threw me a shower. One of my maids had a fabulous idea. When they sent out the invites to the shower they enclosed in the envelope a recipe card with instructions to fill it out with one of your favorite recipes and your name and then bring it to the shower with you. When the guests arrived at the shower my sister collected them all and put them in an adorable recipe box. They presented it to me as a gift and I must say it was one of my most treasured things I received that day. As a newlywed I really had no idea how to cook so those recipes were like a lifeline to me. After twenty years, I still make the majority of those meals.
This Mustard Chicken dish was one of those recipes and was brought by my sister. So in our house we call it Mustard Chicken or sometimes even Aunt Tina’s Chicken. This dish is packed with flavor! One of my biggest pet peeves in life is food that is bland or just lacks full flavor. I like my food to be like a party in my mouth! No seriously you know what I mean there is nothing worse then being presented with a beautiful looking meal and then you take your first bite and your like completely underwhelmed.
In regards to this recipe, I had already started making it before I realized that this was definitely a “blog worthy” dish. Therefore, I don’t have images of the first few steps.. Oh another disclaimer.. I am in no way a professional chef, food blogger, or food stylist. I’m just a Mom who wants to make good food for her family and get it to the table warm. As much as I admire the beautiful presentation of food and amazing food styled images… that’s just not part of my world. So the final product may not look magazine ready but I promise you the taste will knock your socks off!
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic chopped
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
9 tbs white or red whine
9 tbs soy sauce
3 tbs capers
6 tbs grainy Dijon mustard
In a large skillet heat oil on medium heat
Add garlic and cook until golden about 3 minutes
Add chicken and cook until lightly browned 4-5 minutes per side
Add wine and soy sauce, stir in, and cook 2 minutes
Add mustard and capers, stir in, and cook until the chicken is done and the sauce has thickened about 8 more minutes
*This recipe serves four*
**I altered this recipe a bit. I tripled the amount of soy sauce, wine, and mustard then initially was called for. The reason being we like a lot of extra sauce to pour over everything! I usually serve it with rice and scoop the extra sauce on top of everyone’s chicken and rice**
**It’s usually served with asparagus but any green veggie will do**
This pic is after I browned the chicken and added the wine and soy sauce. I let the sauce simmer in order to thicken for about 2 min. I then added the mustard, just measure it out and drop globs into your pan.
Then just stir the mustard into the pan and it should thicken up the sauce even more..like below.
Now add the capers
and stir the capers into the sauce
let the chicken simmer for about 8 minutes until it’s done.
scoop the caper sauce over each piece of chicken
I know everyone serves their dinner in different ways, some serve from the table in a more formal style with serving platters and some do buffet style. In our house I plate everyone’s dinner right at the stove and then bring each person their plate. I just find that this leaves less mess and dishes to clean. Then if anyone wants seconds they can bring their own plate to the stove and help themselves.
I hope you decide to make this easy meal for either your family or guests. It certainly won’t disappoint, I promise you that!