• 4 skin on chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock 6 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp chopped tarragon
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh chives
  • 3 cups wild rice
We are still five months away from Valentines Day, but this recipe comes from the My Valentine’s class led by Chef Joshua Simpson in February of 2009. And there’s no reason you have to save a great recipe like this for Valentine’s Day. Serve it this week to make your whole family feel special!

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Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast With Red Wine Vinegar, Mustard and Tarragon

Preheat oven to 325

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, and when it’s almost smoking, add the chicken breasts, skin side down. Lower the temp. Cook 6-7 minutes and turn them continue to cook until done.

When chicken is fully cooked remove and put on a platter and keep warm in the oven. Remove excess grease from the pan and add the chicken stock, add the vinegar, whisking to scrape the bottom of the pan. Let the liquid bubble briskly in the pan, whisking, until it’s reduced to about ½ cup, then whisk the butter, tarragon and mustard.