When I think about Provence, I automatically think about this wonderful and tasty meal, which is a classic in the South Of France. Follow the Chicken Provencal recipe here, and get cooking!
- ¼ teaspoon crumbled herbes de Provence
- 4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of butter
- 2 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 slices of Provolone cheese
- ⅓ cup chicken stock
- 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 big and large chopped shallot
- 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1 ½ teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- salt and ground black pepper
So maybe your are finally tempted to try this great chicken dish ? Great! it is very easy to make, and requires not so many ingredients after all. here we go. First, heat the olive oil and butter in a big nonstick skillet with medium heat. Put two 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, and garlic in a bowl and put the chicken breast halves in the mixture-sauce to coat. This will give a great marinade for the meat to absorb and get all the flavor from. Then, transfer the chicken with the saucy marinade into the skillet, and start cooking it. you must turn it occasionally to be sure it’s cooked your way. I personally prefer it well done, but the cooking level is up to you. I would say between 5 to 8 minutes per side. Then, when that is done, transfer the chicken to a platter and keep warm. Pour one third cup chicken stock into skillet and mix it by stirring, so that it can dissolve the browned bits of food from the skillet. Cook and stir the shallot with the mushrooms until these get soft and tender. That should take 4-5 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup chicken stock, herbes de Provence, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar. Cook, stirring a few times for about 2 minutes. Return the chicken breasts to pan and top each with 1/2 slice of provolone cheese. Cover the skillet so that you can get the cheese melted; and don’t forget the mushrooms. Alors ? Not so hard was it ? I hope the Chicken Provencal recipe helped to upgrade your cooking skills. What I know, is that it is definitely a great addition to your menu.