September 19, 2008

Chicken with Creole Mustard Sauce

Chicken Thighs With Creole Mustard Orange Sauce
from Bon Appetit (September 1998)

4 small skinless boneless chicken thighs (about 12 ounces)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
1/4 cup Creole or whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp thyme

Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add chicken and saute until brown, about 6 minutes per side. Add orange juice and broth to skillet. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate. Add mustard, honey, pepper sauce and thyme to skillet. Increase heat and boil until sauce thickens enough to coat spoon, whisking occasionally, about 7 minutes. Return chicken to skillet. Simmer until heated through, about 1 minute. Transfer chicken to plates; top with sauce and serve.

Notes: When using bone-in thighs, increase cooking time during simmering to 25 minutes. The added garlic and thyme are also part of my own interpretation of this recipe.

This was very tasty but I think a spicier mustard than the dijon I had on hand would be more true to the cuisine.

Posted by Jennifer at September 19, 2008 8:21 PM | TrackBack


dude. I might have to make that next week. that sounds *great*!

Posted by: CE Murphy at September 20, 2008 5:08 PM

I thought this was good, but I agree that a spicier mustard would probably make it better, and maybe some hotter hot sauce too (rather than just Frank's).

Posted by: Michael at September 29, 2008 9:20 PM
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