Anyway, I’ve been making this recipe through dating him and marrying him and having our non-brandy-mustard-cream-sauce-loving daughter with him. Through years of dinner parties and holidays meals and Tuesday nights when we just want a little special something…and this supper has never once let me down. I love it with a love that knows no bounds. And you will love it too.
It starts with a simple sauteed chicken…dunk it in some seasoned flour and cook it in butter until it is golden, and then keep it warm. The magic is in the sauce, which you make right in the same pan. Toss in some shallots along with a little white wine and brandy and simmer it up while you stir up all the nice little browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Now swirl in some cream and a little salt and pepper, simmer it for about 5 minutes and voila! Perfection.
I like to pour a little puddle of sauce on warmed plates, pop a chicken breast on, pour on a little more sauce, and scatter the whole thing with chopped shallots. A generous amount of steamed green beans and slivered carrots sprinkled with sea salt…I promise you, this is the dinner that you will be turning to again and again. Your dinner soul mate. Make it for your human soul mate…often.