Chicken Diane

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Chicken Diane is an alternative to the traditional Steak Diane, which is a dish consisting of a pan-fried filet mignon with a sauce made from the seasoned pan juices. The dish takes its name from Diana the Roman goddess of the hunt.
Recipe adapted from Taste

  • 2 Chicken breast fillets with skin
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 80 ml Chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 30 ml Brandy
  • 80 ml Heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Rocket salad, to serve
  • Chickpea couscous patties, to serve
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown them 5 minutes each side. Place on a serving dish and set in warm oven.
  2. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened and aromatic, about 1 minute. Add in chopped garlic, stirring briefly. Stir in stock, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brandy and cream, bring to the boil, then simmer on medium heat for 2-3 minutes to reduce by half. Stir in parsley and lemon juice.
  3. Pour over warm chicken and serve with chickpea couscous patties (oven-roasted potatoes, or pasta) and rocket salad.


Elisabeth 17/1/11 16:54

Well, I'm your #2 commentator...sounds great to me. Just saw your tweet, and here I am. Love this light and easy version of your chicken Diane, Angie!
I could get fancy on this with the flambe, and show off?...well, maybe not!
Don't want to burn down my little beach condo kithen...hee, hee.

Claudia 17/1/11 16:56

Warming and beautiful. Brandy and cream - how than that combination go wrong? Love the idea of coucous patties!

Ana Rita Marreiros 17/1/11 16:59

What a great dish...Love it!



Anonymous 17/1/11 17:03

Looks superb! Yum!

Unknown 17/1/11 17:12

Delicious looking chicken

Carol 17/1/11 17:21

Super idea to use chicken! I love Steak Diane, and I know I will love it with chicken. Great picture!

Sharon 17/1/11 17:56

Wonderful indeed! It looks SO tender and delicious. This is making me real hungry! :D

Kim 17/1/11 18:00

Looks delish. I'm really liking the sauce with shallot and red onion. Great work!

Kate @ 17/1/11 18:25

That's a beautiful sauce - I use it on a number of dishes! Your chicken looks exceptional! Great job, Angie!

Annie's Dish 17/1/11 18:31

That looks delicious! I love a good chicken dish!

Barbara 17/1/11 19:51

What a lovely dish, Angie!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 17/1/11 20:02

My mother in law makes a mean steak diane, but I've never thought to do it with chicken before! I'll have to share this with her and try it myself. It looks absolutely mouthwatering, Angie! Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe and your talents.

Mary Bergfeld 17/1/11 20:19

This is a lovely dish, at once elegant and homely. It really sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Faith 17/1/11 20:21

What a beautiful, elegant dish! The sauce sounds incredibly flavorful and delicious!

Priya Suresh 17/1/11 20:30

Soo tempting and irresistible dish...droolworthy sauce..

Unknown 17/1/11 21:01

love the name and so the chicken look delsi the presentation!

Unknown 17/1/11 21:24

That looks so elegant but also home-y. The chickpea couscous patties look great too. hmmm... pass me the fork, please? :)

something good 17/1/11 22:56

chicken is so versatile in your hands! this recipe looks like a real treat to surprise chicken detractors :)

Hettar7 17/1/11 23:00

a classic dish that I have yet to get around to making. sigh... this is a reminder of my horribly successful procrastination.

OohLookBel 17/1/11 23:18

Delicious take on a classic! You make all your dishes look so appetising, too.

Juliana 18/1/11 01:39

Nice chicken the idea of the sauce...yummie!

j3ss kitch3n 18/1/11 02:13

this is so delish! like those serve in restaurant! great job angie!

Torviewtoronto 18/1/11 02:21

lovely dish and presentation

Hornsfan 18/1/11 02:26

Great looking dish, I bet it's as delicious as it sounds!

Love2cook Malaysia 18/1/11 02:29

This is an ultimate temptation for me!!! Chicken is my most favourite! :D

megan @ whatmegansmaking 18/1/11 03:20

beautiful pictures! I actually don't think I've ever had chicken diane before.

Chef E 18/1/11 03:21

Great looking dish...with my dental work I cannot chew well right now and I am longing for something great like this dish!

kitchen flavours 18/1/11 03:51

Looks delicious! Beautiful presentation. Must smell really wonderful with brandy in it!

Belinda @zomppa 18/1/11 04:09

Love it! Great way to cut down on red meat, too, without sacrificing too much flavor!

sweetlife 18/1/11 05:18

shallots, brandy and there anything better..a perfect dish angie!


Rumana Rawat 18/1/11 07:10

i really want to finish that plate. what a beautiful presentation:)

Anonymous 18/1/11 08:24

Fabulous recipe.
:-) Mandy

buyffxivgil 18/1/11 08:48

A heartful meal for this cold weather? Perfect! Just looking at the ingredients I can smell it's delightful aroma.

MaryMoh 18/1/11 10:16

Oooh...I love the brandy sauce....mmmm. Angie, I think you can call your chicken 'Chicken Angie'. It's cooked by you! :D

Medeja- CranberryJam 18/1/11 10:51

Chicken looks very delicious.. I think I haven't seen such good looking chicken dish for a long time.. or maybe have never seen anything more tempting.. :) I love it

Joyti 18/1/11 12:49

You make even chicken look absolutely delicious. And this dish does sound delicious...

FOODESSA 18/1/11 12:55

The Roman goddess of the hunt would have devoured your rendition of this famous dish. Beautiful presentation. Thanks for sharing this version...I shall try it out with some chicken thighs next time ;o)

Ciao for now and have a great day,

tigerfish 18/1/11 13:13

First time hearing about Chicken Diane :O

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 18/1/11 13:14

The pictures are wonderful! I think I like this with chicken better than steak, thanks!

Unknown 18/1/11 13:52

So yummy. I cant let my husband see your blog or I am going to have to make him all these delicious dinners LOL.
*kisses* HH

Unknown 18/1/11 14:22

What a lovely picture. I bet it tastes amazing!

Mother Rimmy 18/1/11 16:19

This is definitely a Sunday dinner dish. Beautiful! I'll have to hunt down those chickpea couscous patties.


Anonymous 18/1/11 17:10

An excellent and super delicious preparation of chicken, a terrific meal overall too!

alison 18/1/11 17:24

great meal this chicken with beautiful name,love the addition of brandy and cream!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/1/11 18:57

What a delicious way to 'dress up' a chicken breast! It sounds wonderful.

Emily Z 18/1/11 19:25

What delicious looking chicken. I have never tried chicken OR steak Diane before but it sounds awesome.

A Canadian Foodie 18/1/11 22:54

Somebody's eating pretty good at your house, Angie. I remember these retro recipes. They are the best! I have never tried the chicken version, but am definitely game... it would probably be lovely on a small cornish hen, too. YUM!

chow and chatter 19/1/11 01:52

wow this looks wonderful great recipe and presentation

Reeni 19/1/11 03:06

What an elegant chicken dish Angie! It looks incredibly good and just packed with all kinds of flavor. This is one for me to try!

Elin Chia 19/1/11 03:32

This looks delish....yummyummm great sauce for the chicken .Thanks for sharing this all your recipes here :)

My Little Space 19/1/11 03:45

Angie, the photo is making me salivate! haha... I like this kind gravy pouring all over to the meat. Frankly, I prefer thigh meat than breast fillet.... unless it's flattened. Thanks for the beautiful recipe. Have a great day & say hello to your 3 gigantic kitty! ;o)
Cheers, Kristy

Jeannie 19/1/11 03:59

Very nicely done! I should get my boys to visit your blog for plating ideas!

Bakericious 19/1/11 04:42

woa looks so tempting and delicious!

She's Cookin' 19/1/11 05:38

What, No flaming table presentation! Love Steak Diane and your Chicken Diane is equally fantastic ad beautifully plated.

Victor 19/1/11 05:49

I'm a bit speechless. Scrumptious and delicious!

Monet 19/1/11 06:41

What a great tribute to Diana! I had no idea that this dish referred to the goddess Diana (I'm always learning something new here!) Thank you for sharing your tasty dish with me. I love good chicken recipes. I hope you had a great day...may tomorrow be even better!

noobcook 19/1/11 06:48

love the name and look of this dish. the sauce looks really good too!

pigpigscorner 19/1/11 12:50

*drools* the shallots give it such a nice colour!

Christine Ho 19/1/11 14:24

Simple and delish! The name of the dish is a beauty too.

Jo 19/1/11 14:30

I had no idea about the recipe as well but it definitely looks so yummy!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 19/1/11 14:50

This looks very inviting.Lovely presentation adn pictures!

Devaki 19/1/11 16:52

What a wonderful alternative to red meat. So flavorful and the chick pea coucous patty is nothing short of genius!

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

blackbookkitchendiaries 19/1/11 17:43

that is one delicious looking chicken! thanks for sharing this. your photos are so beautiful:)

Anonymous 19/1/11 21:29

Wow you really out did yourseld with this post.

La Bella Cooks 19/1/11 23:35

I've had the traditional steak diane but this is such a healthier take for those limiting their red meat. I will be trying this. Your photos are gorgeous!

Raina 20/1/11 00:51

This is a wonderful dish. It looks delicious and I know my family would love it.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 20/1/11 02:35

Steak Diane is wonderful, but Chicken Diane I can eat with much less guilt LOL Gorgeous presentation as always - and I LOVE the chickpea patties. Is is possible that you love rocket...... as much as I do? ;)

Velva 20/1/11 03:45

As always, beautiful. You can see the flavor come right off the plate.


Joanne 20/1/11 05:19

I love that you made this with chicken! A bit less saturated fat with just as much delicious flavor!

Lisa H. 20/1/11 05:28

Yummy... winter comfort food :)

Unknown 20/1/11 07:16

Chicken Diane? I would never have thought of it. But, of course! i would be wonderful! I will try it! Thanks for sharing!

Beth 20/1/11 21:08

That recipe looks so good, and pretty easy too. Looking forward to trying it!

Magic of Spice 21/1/11 01:36

Gorgeous version of a diane and wonderful flavors :)

scrambledhenfruit 23/1/11 04:50

Chicken is a staple in my freezer- this looks like a delicious way to prepare it!


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