Creamy mustard chicken with a silver lining of a white picket fence… ;-p

9 Mar

Today was a DULL day. First day back at work, so I had to pace myself. Still browsing the internet trying to find a place to stay and that is why I had to make something quick and tasty to fill a hungry man’s tummy! Like all men, my hubby gets grumpy when he is hungry, feed him, and he is like a little lion cub!! So after a long, dragging day, we had to go and view a property. Even before this happened, I was informed by the hubby that I have to make him his favourite treat  – Chocolate peanutbutter cheesecake. The reason? His birthday was celebrated in South Africa, so his colleagues missed out on a sweet treat. This brings me to the point that I had to go past the shop to go and buy a few ingredients for this cheesecake that I have to make tomorrow night. This is another silver lining to look forward to for tomorrow’s post!

So, we went to view a property and it is my dream little home ( fingers crossed!) I did realise that it doesn’t matter how I flutter my eyelids or how sparkly my smile is, if they don’t accept the offer, we don’t get the house 😦  So everyone, hold thumbs please!!! This is very boring, but I had to share, so back to tonight’s dish. This is a creamy mustard chicken with a slight bite and gnocchi. Gnocchi is always a favourite and a lifesaver because you can easily keep it in your fridge anything from 2 – 8 weeks. The hubby calls it “fluffy ball things”. Gotta smile at that one!

So here we go with the ingredients:

1 pack of chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks

handful of button mushrooms, cut into slices

1 onion roughly chopped

4 teaspoons of wholegrain mustard

olive oil

2 teaspoons of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons of harissa paste

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

30 ml of dry white wine

250ml cream / soya cream

handful of grated parmesan

handful of chopped fresh chives

salt & black pepper

1 pack of gnocchi

1 teaspoon of butter

Drizzle olive oil in a heated pan. Add your garlic and onions. Fry your onions until glassy and add your harissa paste and mix through. Now add your mushrooms. Fry the mushrooms until they brown slightly. Now add the mustard. Mix through and add the chicken. Fry for about 5-10 minutes. Season with salt. Add your lemon juice, mix through and now add your white wine. Cook for another 5 minutes and add your cream and 3/4 of your chopped chives. Simmer until your chicken is cooked through. Now add your grated parmesan and mix through.

Meanwhile, boil water in a kettle for your gnocchi. Pour into your saucepan and when the water is boiling, add your gnocchi. They take about 5 minutes. When they float to the surface, they are ready and you can remove them. Place in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of butter and the remaining chives. Mix through and season with salt. By now your chicken should be done. Dish up some gnocchi and top with your creamy mustard chicken. Serve with a simple salad.


One Response to “Creamy mustard chicken with a silver lining of a white picket fence… ;-p”

  1. Wilma Bezuidenhout March 10, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Lyk baie yummi!Gaan dit die naweek maak!


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