For those who have followed my cooking challenge to myself this year (which is to cook at least one thing a month that I've never done before from one of my cookbooks), well -- I'm finally posting my March effort!
This Sunday's dinner included Chicken Dijon from the book "Bach for More." This was published decades ago as a fundraiser for the Cleveland Orchestra. It was a gift to either my mom or to me (probably mom) from her sister, Grace.
It's very easy -- make a mixture of 1/4 c. Dijon, 2 T. minced onion, 1/4 t. tarragon, 1/8 t. hot sauce and 1 T (of 5T melted butter). Dip four skinless chicken breasts into this and then into bread crumbs (I used panko crumbs; I think they're better). Put in a baking dish and bake at 375 for 45 minutes to one hour.
I accompanied it with rice and spinach/mushrooms/pearl onions (cook down the mushrooms and pearl onions, then add a package of baby spinach leaves, cover and allow to wilt down. Add parmesan cheese and slivered almonds to serve).
I don't think I seasoned the spinach as well as I did last week, but it was good. I gave the chicken a "B" -- that might be my fault; I didn't taste the dijon as well as I would have expected, and it could have used a little more seasoning.
Rick liked it, and said to have it again, so I guess that says something!
It's early in the month, so I'll probably try another later this month. March is a good month for cooking!
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