Creme Fraiche Chicken

Creme Fraiche Chicken created by BarbryT

Cooking for 2 can be a challenge. This is a delicious dish for 2 that goes great with candlelight.

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  • Cube chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet, add chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink and lightly browned.
  • Stir in garlic and onions and continue to cook until onions are translucent, add mushrooms and saute until soft.
  • Remove chicken mixture from pan and add white white to deglaze pan.
  • Cook until most of wine has evaporated, stir in chicken mixture, basil and creme fraice.
  • Stir and heat on low until thoroughly heated.
  • Serve over fresh cooked pasta, garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons creme fraiche and freshly grated cheese.
  • Serve immediately.
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  1. Abby Girl
    I chose this recipe to use up some leftover creme fraiche I had from another dish. The sauce takes about 10 minutes to make up, so have your pasta cooking while making the chicken mixture. The colour of the dish is very bland, so I would consider adding some steamed broccoli to liven it up! Thanks for the posting!!!
  2. BarbryT
    Delicious and utterly RICH. I served it over farfelle pasta rather than penne and thickened the sauce with a bit of flour and water slurry to thicken it, but other than that, made as specified.
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  4. Crafty Lady 13
    I am not a big fan of French cuisine, but this recipe turned me into a French cuisine lover! :) I loved everything about this dish. I made exactly as written (using white wine) except I left out the mushrooms because I don't like them. I'm putting this recipe straight into my keeper file. I had this with a simple tossed salad topped with Recipe #200669 and Recipe #301695 and with Recipe #111856. Merci beaucoup for this great recipe, PaulaG. Made for ZWT5. Update: This recipe is in my Top Favorites of 2009 Cookbook.
  5. Docs Mom
    Oh, this was so good. The taste was out of this world and easy to make. I may add more crème fraiche next time, because I mixed the chicken mixture and penne together before serving and it soaked up a lot of the sauce. I really liked the extra crème fraiche on top, it really adds a lot to the dish.

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