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Offline kethry

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Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« on: 01 March 2015, 11:09:01 AM »
This is the chicken in double cream recipe I've been promising Patti for a while now.. :)

4 Boneless Chicken breasts
100g (4oz) soft blue cheese or garlic roule
200ml (7 fl oz) Double cream (yes, double)
2 tsp french mustard
25g (1 oz) butter
1tsp chopped dried tarragon (or thyme, the recipe says, although I've never tried this).

Preparation:

1) preheat oven to 200*C / 400*F / GMark 6
2) Make a slit in the side of each breast to form a pocket, and stuff the cheese into the pocket.
3) Put the chicken in a shallow, ovenproof dish (I use a rectangular one, with the breasts all lined up in a row). make sure there's plenty of room around the side for the cream - this is not a recipe where you can stuff the chicken into a small dish.
4) Mix the cream and 1 tsp mustard (I add a sprinkling of tarragon to this too, but I like tarragon - the recipe doesn't call for it though). Pour around the base of the chicken (NOT over the chicken - leave some of each breast exposed).
5) Melt butter. Add salt, tarragon and 1tsp mustard, and brush the mixture onto the exposed chicken. the butter will slide off and into the cream - don't worry about that.
6) bake for 40 minutes until golden, serve with your choice of veg.

When you pull the dish out of the oven, the cream will look as though its curdled and will taste vile. Don't worry. If you plate up the chicken, then use a whisk to break up the cream lumps you'll get a sauce that can be spooned over the chicken/veg. As for veg, my mother serves this with French beans and new spuds, obviously spuds aren't so good for us, but any vegetables will be good with this, such as broccoli, peas, etc.

I have no idea what the figures are for this, it doesn't make my BG rise too much. The last time I had it, it was with Root veg and cauli mash, and peas, and that gave me a rise of 1.9. YMMV. It keeps reasonably well - with two of us, I usually cook the full 4 breasts, plate up all 4 (with veg) and reheat the following night in the microwave. It apparently freezes well as well, although leave it to defrost naturally, defrosting in the microwave is not a good idea for this dish.

Any Questions, do yell. Enjoy!
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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #1 on: 01 March 2015, 02:27:20 PM »
Carb count for the chicken is Nil, Zilch, Zero.  Well about 5 or so grammes in the cream but once you've divided by 4 - utterly neglible.
So - count the carbs for whatever veg you have and that's that!

Sounds really nice.

Do you cover the dish before you bung it in the oven Kethry?
Jenny

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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #2 on: 01 March 2015, 06:40:57 PM »
Sedge - nope. That's why the butter is there, to stop the chicken from burning where it's exposed. And I'm glad the carb count is zilch. I supposed, depending on how one's body reacts to it, it could be possible to sneak a new spud in with this, for a treat - as I said in the original post.. YMMV! Let me know how you get on with it?
T2, diagnosed November 2009. Currently on Metfartin 1g modified-release tablets, mebeverine 135mg tablets. Doc wants me to take Sitagliptin, 100mg tablets. I'm currently refusing. I fell off the wagon big time in 2014. Kick up the backside in January 2015: Hb1Ac was 9.3. Chol not so bad, although Tris and HDL could be better. Time to get things under control... and get a better doctor!

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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #3 on: 01 March 2015, 06:49:13 PM »
It looks totally yummy!  I got some chicken breasts on Thursday.  I shall try this out next week!
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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #4 on: 01 March 2015, 07:24:06 PM »
Haven't got any (chicken breasts, well I have but they're already in the form of Kievs LOL) at the mo, but defo one for us to try.
Jenny

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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #5 on: 07 March 2015, 08:29:11 AM »
tarragon and chicken go very well together -- looks delicious -- on the must try list
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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #6 on: 10 March 2015, 05:09:51 PM »
It may be but since I loathe anything aniseedy, I'd be using thyme!
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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #7 on: 09 April 2015, 09:14:07 PM »
Well I made this - with Thyme and Garlic Roule.

More than enough garlic and thyme flavours, nice -  but overall exceedingly bland.  And I had used really heaped teaspoons of French mustard.  We both thought the same.

Whether the tarragon (if you like it!) would liven it up enough, I dunno.

And I am disappointed - it was dead easy and looked scrummy.

Incidentally, because I'd used the (2 tabs size) slotted serving spoon to serve the chicken out of the dish, I was able to 'whisk' the resultant sauce together with the spoon, very successfully.
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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #8 on: 09 April 2015, 10:17:31 PM »
Shame, but since I love Tarragon I'd have found 1 teaspoon full not enough and would probably have used a whole bunch!
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Re: Cheesy Chicken with Mustard
« Reply #9 on: 10 April 2015, 12:16:45 AM »
Well I made this - with Thyme and Garlic Roule.

More than enough garlic and thyme flavours, nice -  but overall exceedingly bland.  And I had used really heaped teaspoons of French mustard.  We both thought the same.

Whether the tarragon (if you like it!) would liven it up enough, I dunno.

And I am disappointed - it was dead easy and looked scrummy.

Incidentally, because I'd used the (2 tabs size) slotted serving spoon to serve the chicken out of the dish, I was able to 'whisk' the resultant sauce together with the spoon, very successfully.
Consider using Hot English instead, but less of it. That should improve the zing in the dish.
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