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Dijon Chicken
with shredded Brussels sprouts salad

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Chicken tenders get a grown-up touch when seared and tossed with a Dijon mustard and tarragon pan sauce. Shredding Brussels sprouts to serve in a salad on the side gives them flavor and crunch. This meal was last featured in 2017.
Smarts: Use whole grain mustard if you have it - it will add great texture to the chicken. (But regular Dijon mustard works just fine too!)

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad:
  • Pecans - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb, shredded (sub baby spinach or baby kale)
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Cranberries, dried - 1/2 cup
  • Cheese, goat - 4 oz
Dijon Chicken with Tarragon:
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Tarragon, fresh - 2 tsp, chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, cut into thick strips (or buy pre-cut chicken breast tenders)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Stock, chicken or vegetable - 1/3 cup
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp (preferably whole grain)
  • Honey - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Pecans / Shallots / Tarragon - Prep as directed. Store separately. You can leave the pecans raw for the salad, or if you prefer, you can toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until fragrant, ~4 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Brussels sprouts - Put the slicing disk in a food processor and shred sprouts (video is for carrots, but the method is the same; you can also thinly slice them by hand or with a mandolin). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Chicken breasts - Slice into thick strips. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Combine mustard, vinegar, honey (the portions for the sprouts), and olive oil. Season with some salt and pepper. Toss with brussels sprouts, cranberries, and pecans. Crumble goat cheese over top.
  2. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high. Add cooking oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add chicken and saute until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and return pan to heat. Add shallots and vinegar (portion for the chicken) and saute, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan, until shallots become tender, ~3 minutes. Add stock, tarragon, mustard, and honey (the portions for the chicken) and whisk. Simmer until sauce thickens, ~2 minutes. Add chicken back into the skillet and stir to coat in sauce.
  3. Serve chicken with extra pan sauce over top and salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (7)

Most Helpful

Turned out great! Roasted the Brussel sprouts first so they were warm and crispy. The goat cheese added a perfect tang to the salad. Would definitely make again.

By: Stephanie
Posted: Jan 07, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

28 reviews

The chicken was really good. Next time we will make the brussel sprouts and might add some couscous.

By: Natalie
Posted: Feb 20, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I only made the salad but it is delicious!!

By: Eva
Posted: Feb 01, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I loved this! I was nervous about the raw brussels sprouts, but I loved this. And the pan sauce for the chicken was awesome. subbed pistachios for an allergy and chicken thighs because we were out of breast.

By: Kayla
Posted: Jan 29, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not a big dijon chicken fan, but this salad!!! I could eat this everyday. And we used leftovers in sandwiches with rotisserie chicken and it was SO good.

By: Kristine
Posted: Jan 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Another good dish, although I don't think I loved it enough to put it in my regular rotation. It was nice trying a chicken dish with a different flare to it though. My family gobbled it up. I couldn't find tarragon at the store, so I substituted fennel seed, which worked just fine.

By: Ruth
Posted: Jan 27, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a fun meal to make. My 7 year old helped me make the salad and the whole meal was delicious!

By: Catherine
Posted: Jan 13, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful