Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Dijon Chicken Linguine with Mushrooms

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Today's recipe comes from Pinterest. I pinned this one a while ago because it sounded delicious. I'm a sucker for anything with dijon mustard. I love dijon mustard and I usually have a couple of bottles on hand. Since I got mushrooms in this week's Full Circle delivery, I decided it was time to try it.
Uh, I could have drank the sauce. It was amazing. The chicken was moist and the flavors were delicious. I wish I had let the sauce the get a little thicker. Perhaps add a bit of flour next time? 

The Recipe:

fresh linguine, cooked
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chanterelle mushrooms
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
4 oz white white
2 cups whipping cream
3 tbs dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large pan. Add garlic, allowing it become fragrant. Salt and pepper the chicken, adding it to the pan. Fry chicken til cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add wine to the pan. I used a Chardonnay. Simmer until reduced by half. Add cream, mustard, and more salt and pepper as needed. Stir to combine. Simmer til thickened. Then add mushrooms and chicken back to pan simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve over pasta. I forgot to add the almonds but I'm sure they would have been good too. 


  1. MMmmm.. that looks so good. I absolutely love pasta.

  2. Oh gosh -- chicken, mustard, wine, cream and mushrooms? Awesome.

  3. This is a recipe I would definitely make for my family, thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds really great - lovely flavours

  5. That does sound tasty! Great job actually doing something that you pinned on Pinterest!

    Joy's Book Blog

  6. Oh, that looks really good! I am sure I could do this one too!

  7. Oh, this does sound good! And I'm impressed, too, with the Pinterest follow-through.

    I'm often too impatient to let the sauce thicken to its fullest potential. If you stirred and waited, and it still didn't thicken, try adding a tbs cornstarch mixed w/a tbs water. Then do the stir, wait, stir routine (it'll thicken if you have more patience than I!)

  8. I love mushrooms! I would love to make this for dinner the fungus like I do..

  9. That looks so decadent ! I want to make it now!

  10. I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I really enjoyed it; thanks for posting.


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