By French Tart on July 15, 2007
Photo by French Tart
Photo by French Tart
"An easy, romantic and elegant dish to make with chicken breasts, which are gently poached in a lavender infused broth and then served with a creamy shallot and lemon sauce. Use low fat creme fraiche or cream if you are watching your fat intake - it works just as well. Serve these delightful lavender poached chicken breasts with wild rice, pasta or new potatoes and mange tout. This recipe is for two people - but the ingredients can be increased with ease!"
Serving Size: 1 (320 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Ridiculously delicious!! This would be great for company, too!"
"Wow! This was a fabulous and easy recipe! For the sauce, I didn't remove the broth from the pan, just added the shallots and butter to it. I needed a bit more liquid so I added some water and a little heavy cream. It was so wonderful. I served over rice with a side of green beans. This one is going into my favorites cookbook!"
"delicious! one of the best chicken dinners ever. I cooked exactly to instructions and am going back for seconds :)"
"Everyone swooned! Amazing meal. I served it with steamed asparagus and salad with a lavender dressing. Thank you so much for sharing! I look forward to making this again :)"
"I actually made your sour cream sauce as a gravy for a lavender roast chicken. I used pan juices deglazed with a few tablespoons of a sweet dessert semillon and water as my stock. And yowza, yowza, yowza! It was the most divine, food-gasmic gravy ever to pass my lips! It really went down *that* well at the table Even one of my cream-sauce-suspicious eaters nearly fainted with delight. Many, many thanks for this!"
"The recipe intro says it all: easy and elegant. Please don't use commercially prepared chicken broth for this dish. (It would be insulting.) Served with locally grown specialty potatoes and roasted asparagus. French Tart, I will make this again in this summer, use fresh lavender to garnish and I promise to take a photo, too. Thank you for posting this delicious chicken recipe."
"I made this for my wife just as a special surprise and she has said repeatedly since that this is the best meal she has ever had anywhere! I followed your recipe to a tee including the fresh lavender to garnish and the sides, dessert, infused vodka, etc and the dinner was really incredible. I have to admit that this was very good and it sure made for a great dinner and evening! Thank you!"