This week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish is set to become a firm favourite in this house. Indeed, chicken breasts diable (p 217) was not only easy but ridiculously tasty – one of those dishes that tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen way longer than you actually have! The use of the word diable (devil) in a French dish usually refers to one which contains mustard – generally moutarde forte de Dijon (strong Dijon mustard).
This dish is Dorie’s take on the traditional poulet à la diable – on-the-bone chicken pieces coated with Dijon mustard and breadcrumbs, drizzled with melted butter and roasted. This version is much quicker and less fussy than that though – I whipped it up in about 30 minutes from start to finish.
I actually made this three times in 2 days – it’s that good! A little shallot and garlic sautéed then mixed with some dry white wine, heavy cream, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce – et voilà! A fancy sauce that takes literally 10 minutes to pull together!
I served it with some lemon-sautéed spinach (another FFWD recipe for March because, you know, it’s good to make 4 of the 5 Dorie recipes in the space of 2 days!) which was actually pretty perfect. You can bet I’ll be making this again. On a weeknight and for a special occasion.
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