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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chicken Breast Diable: French Fridays With Dorie

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During my brief time teaching middle school English at a Yeshiva I learned many things about Judaism. One of the profoundest discoveries was that Jews do not have a Devil.

There is no evil Being taunting and tempting you in Judaism. I was so jealous. Growing up Catholic in the 70's was all about the devil... it was the age of "The Exorcist" and "Rosemary's Baby" The devil was not just tormenting Christians, he was haunting everyone in America... there was no escaping him. 


Chicken Diable served with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
Chicken Diable served with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans

This dish is called "Diable" which in French means "The Devil" but there is nothing diabolical about this chicken. It is classic, classic, French fare: butter, shallots, garlic, white wine, cream, Worcestershire sauce and yes... lots of Dijon mustard which is the diable of the ingredients.

This chicken is elegant and easy to make... I almost always have the ingredients for it on hand. It can be thrown together and served within a half an hour...


It is almost too good... BEWARE, once you eat it you will want to eat it again and again... You might even be willing to sell your soul to you know who... for just one more bite.


Here is a recipe for Chicken Breast Diable

Note: As a member of French Friday's with Dorie I am not allowed to print the recipe. I invite you to take a look at this wonderful cookbook "Around My French Table" if you are interested in this or any other recipe I review. 

 





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34 comments:

  1. This was a huge hit in our house as well!
    Nothing diabolical in this dish - just lots of goodness.

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    1. Glad to hear your family enjoyed it too Cher.

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  2. I also loved this very, very classic main course, Diane. I also agree that the sauce is addictive. Do not gasp at the amount of sauce I poured onto my two tiny chicken cutlets. "Flood" might be the proper description. Yep, it was easy and I also had all the ingredients in my pantry or refridgerator. A good week at Dorie's.

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    1. I'm LOL... the first thing I thought when I made the sauce was that IT'S NOT ENOUGH. I wanted to double it on the spot... and we had mashed potatoes... more places to spread that devilishly good sauce.

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  3. Hi~ This dish looks delicious!! I also Love the Dishes!! Have a Great Weekend~ I think I would like to try this with extra wide no-yolk dumpling noodles:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Lynn,
      I agree noodles would be divine... with this sauce. I might double the sauce for noodles. Thank you on the plates they are from my honeymoon in Portugal.

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  4. This was a good recipe. I like all the thoughts on what to do with extra sauce. I think it would be mighty fine with a puff pastry shell filled with cubed chicken and the sauce poured over!

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    1. Oh, my you are really thinking... great ideas.

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  5. Hi Diane! Love your colorful serving/baking dish. This sauce is super deelish...must admit to 1/2ing the chicken, but not the sauce. :)

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    1. I think Mary H did the same thing... gotta have sauce. I almost doubled it. Thank you the plates are from my honeymoon in Portugal.

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  6. What's not to love about this dish? You know, I've never actually seen either The Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby. I did read The Exorcist, but the movies were too scary for me in the 70's and still today.

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    1. Even as an adult both of those movies still scare me to death. The music in the Exorcist is haunting.

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  7. You are right...my family has been asking all week when I will make this again. One son-in-law even dreamed about it after he came back the next day for seconds. Your chicken dish and presentation are equal to the best fancy dinner party fare. Nice work.

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    1. Oh my I think they are possessed by chicken diable.

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  8. This was a delicious dish. Beautiful presentation. Hope you have a good weekend:)

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    1. Thanks Geraldine,
      I thank my husband for dragging all these beautiful plates that I bought on our honeymoon all over Portugal so I can take nice food pictures today.

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  9. The 70s were all about satanic movies; at least that's how I remember it. I had a horror of them, thanks to my Catholic upbringing and impressionable (cowardly) young mind.

    This chicken is diabolically delicious. Lucky it's so easy to make - you won't have to worry about entering into any deals to get some more! :)

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    1. Sounds like you had the same feelings about all the devil movies back then too... scary time. Love this chicken.

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  10. I'm not sure mustard is spicy enough to count as devilish, apparently the french have never met a habanero pepper. But it was good nonetheless.

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    1. Even wasbi which is in the mustard family.

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  11. Even though our mustard was too "diable"- we still craved more. Boy this one is a keeper. Now just to pick up some different mustard :) And very interesting about the Judaism. I did not know that and chuckle when I think about the gargoyles attached to our medieval cathedrals or such- the devil has been very good to our religion for keeping attendance in check, for some fab architecture, and now for a wonderful recipe :)

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    1. Oh, they accept the story of Lucifer falling from grace they just don't see him interacting with people. I think it must be interesting to Jews to grow up with so much of our media about the devil and possession... though not as popular as vampires these days.
      PS: I love gargoyles but they did always scare me as a kid.

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  12. Sell my soul indeed. There is a popular cocktail called El Diablo which is tequila based that also is not over the top and certainly not spicy. It is as addicting as this dish is though. One of my favorites.

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    1. Tequila is an evil drink... the cocktail sounds delicious. Sounds like a party theme: Diable Dinner... that ends with devil's food cake.

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  13. This was such an easy dish to make...and tasted so good! I am sure I will be making it again soon, would love to try it on Filet Mignon! Your presentation was beautiful..looked like a party on a plate!

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    1. Thanks so much Kendra.. I do love my honeymoon plates.

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  14. ha, it is a pretty sin-inspiring dish, isn't it? Especially when it's so easy to make and everything is available! We liked this one, and I can see it making repeat appearances in the kitchen. Yours looks terrific!

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  15. I must make it with chicken...and soon! Plus add a lovely Dorie side dish :) Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

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    1. I need to try it with beef. I was even thinking about salmon. Lemony spinach goes with everything.

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  16. You're right, it is addicting! Pretty plates and plating. I think it's perfect with mashed potatoes and green beans!

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    1. The sides did work well... I can't wait to try it with wide noodles too.

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  17. LOL - maybe that's where the devil comes in you juswant to keep eating it. If the Frenh were referring to any kick, it just isn't so. A delicious dish.

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    1. I think your right... I'll go to hell eating this everyday for sure.

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  18. Love your dish and serving ware! Beautiful! This was a really good dish. Will make it again for sure! Mashed potatoes and green beans would be great with the sauce!

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