Dijon Mustard Chicken with Green Garlic

by Kirsten on May 14, 2011 · 19 comments

in Chicken, Main Dishes

Thanks to my local blogger friend Toni, the Boulder Locavore, I still had lots of green garlic left after preparing an unbelievably tasty green garlic risotto the other day. On a recent trip to visit Toni in Boulder, she had given me two big bundles of young garlic that she had purchased at a local farm.

Here the green garlic is combined with leek, a creamy Dijon mustard sauce and chicken. This is a very simple, but flavorsome dish that comes together very quickly. Perfect for a busy weeknight, but also elegant enough to serve your guests.

Don’t miss out on this one!


*  2 tablespoon olive oil
*  2 organic chicken breasts, cubed
*  salt and pepper

*   butter
*  3 leeks, chopped
*  8 green garlic
*  2 cups chicken broth
*  1/2 cup brut champagne, or good dry white wine
*  3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
*  1/2 cup cream
*  2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence
*  1 tablespoon fresh Thyme
*  salt and pepper

*  1 tablespoon cornstarch
*  1 tablespoon cold water


Mix cold water and cornstarch. Set aside.

Heat oil and fry the chicken on high until nicely browned on the outside. Transfer chicken on a plate. Set aside.

Lower heat to medium and saute leek and green garlic in the butter for about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with Herbes de Provence. Add champagne, mustard, chicken broth, cream and corn starch mixture.  Cook until leek is tender. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer on low heat until the chicken is completely cook through. Serve over Basmati rice.

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

This little hummingbird had been taking shelter under our front porch when some snow arrived on Thursday. He was parked right next to a feeder and let me take his picture. Isn’t he cute?

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Pretty. Good. Food. May 27, 2011 at 3:49 am

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I'm super hungry now :)!

Melissa Taylor May 26, 2011 at 3:00 am

looks delicious — and at first I thought the hummingbird was so weird part of the dinner. Glad it's only a cute photo!


Janna Renee May 22, 2011 at 5:16 am

i love dijon chicken!!!!

Merut May 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Mustard is one of my new favorite ingredients – I grew up hating it, but have found a new love of it. Poor hummingbird. I'm sure the crazy weather the past few days have really ruined his spring. He is adorable!

Angela FRS May 19, 2011 at 2:13 am

That hummingbird photo is really stunning. Lovely photos all around, but that one is priceless.

kitchen roach/galley roach May 18, 2011 at 1:46 am

Der Kleine ist wirklich suess. Tolles Foto. Ein Anna Kolibri? Aber dein Gericht hat mich zum Blog gebracht, genau das Richtige fuer die naechsten Tage. Familienbesuch ist angesagt und da wird weniger Fisch gewuenscht.

Chef Fresco May 18, 2011 at 12:56 am

Your photos are great! The dish looks amazing in the hummingbird is too cute!

blackbookkitchendiaries May 17, 2011 at 5:41 am

what a lovely looking dish! it's just picture perfect! thank you for sharing this.

Nuts about food May 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

You may have given me an idea for dinner tonight. I was just wondering how to make chicken tonight. That hummingbird is adorable!

Gloria May 16, 2011 at 1:54 am

Love your recipe butI love too this hummingbird is sooo cute, nice picture! gloria

Chele May 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Yum, that looks fantastic. I can imagine all those flavours popping on my palate right now!

Cooking Creation May 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I'm totally making this for dinner one night this week! It looks amazing and sounds so good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Pacheco Patty May 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Your photos are beautiful, I can taste the Dijon Mustard Chicken! Not really but almost, I will be trying your recipe because I know I will love it!
The little bird is beautiful, you've captured it in such detail, thanks for sharing;-)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window May 15, 2011 at 6:17 am

What a nice meal. I love when I can use left over ingredients from a previous recipe. Darling little bird too.

Karen Harris May 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Mmmmm, this looks delish! I am so glad to see that you got this reposted after the Blogger calamity. It was definitely worth the wait.

EliFla May 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

He's more than cute…he's fantastic…but don't tell him how good must be your recipe above!!! Hugs, Flavia

Boulder Locavore May 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

This is not a gratuitous blog comment…I really am going to make this for dinner. I too still have access to green garlic and cannot think of anything more warming after two days of snow and rain than this! So glad you've made good use of your supply!

yummychunklet May 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

This dish looks tasty. I love cooking with leeks.

Kalyn May 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

My condolences on the weather. I thought we had it bad here, but at least we don't have snow any more. The chicken looks wonderful, loaded with good flavors.

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