Dijon & Tarragon Crusted Chicken
a.k.a. Anniversary Chicken
Today is a special day for both of us. It marks the 2 year anniversary of the day we got engaged. Not only did that start us down the road to married life, but also down the road to healthy eating.
I discovered and adapted this recipe early on in our relationship, while standing in the grocery store googling fancy dinner ideas for special occasions. As a vegetarian at the time, I had little experience making chicken, and wanted to make something special for our one month anniversary that my new girlfriend, the meat eater that she is, would enjoy. Since then I’ve made it for all or special occasions, it marks birthdays, holidays and all our special relationship moments. (I know we’re nauseating aren’t we?) This recipe is so delicious, mostly healthy, and really easy to make. It’s not the healthiest dish we’ll ever share with you, but you make it with wine, so it’s is great for celebrating!
2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp dry white wine
(you’ll have to drink the rest with dinner. Waste not!)
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp fresh tarragon coarsely chopped
(if you only have dried tarragon soak it in warm water for 10 mins, fresh tastes better though)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine Dijon mustard and wine in a shallow bowl, large enough for dipping the chicken breast. Salt and pepper to taste.
Line a baking dish with foil.
In a separate bowl combine breadcrumbs and tarragon. It’s easiest to mix this part with your hands.
Coat the chicken breasts first in the mustard mixture, then in the breadcrumb mixture.
Place in pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Serve with your favourite sides, and the remaining wine by candle light.