Chicken Au Champagne | Impressive Dinners for Small Dinner Parties





Your flight to Paris is now boarding! adapted recipe from the “French Women Don’t Get Fat” book. 

Don't be intimidated because this recipe has Champagne in the title. (I spent $6 on a twist-off champagne bottle and this dish was delicious.) 

Of course, if you want to serve this to guests, cook with the cheaper stuff and serve them the good Champagne. It cooks in about 45 minutes start to finish so get it in the oven before or have charcuterie/cheese board ready while it cooks. 

This recipe is great for a small dinner party. It's simple and you can toss it in the oven while you get ready. 

The juices in the pan make its own sauce, so you can spoon it over at the table, or let your guests do it with a small sauce boat. It's super elegant and French. 

So get your "French Bistro" playlist ready. 

{Scroll down to see the full cooking demo of this dish}

Chicken Au Champagne, Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans, Dijon Dressing

Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts (with skin and bone)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 shallot, quartered
  • 1 cup Champagne (or white wine)
  • ½ lb fingerling potatoes, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp. Chopped parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • ½ lb. green beans
Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to BROIL setting.
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Pour ½ cup of champagne over the breasts. Make a few slits in each breast and place a thinly sliced shallot in it.
  3. Place the pan under the broiler for 3 minutes, skin side up, or until nicely browned. Then, turn the chicken over, and broil for 5 minutes. Then, remove chicken from oven.
  4. Turn oven to 475 F (246 C) and bake chicken for 30 minutes or until the temperature reads 165 F (73.8 C) . Add the other cup of Champagne and baste chicken with a spoon.
  5. In a bowl or roasting pan, toss potatoes, green beans with garlic, herbs and half of the olive oil. Roast for 25 minutes in the lower part of the oven, turn every 10 minutes or so.
  6. Meanwhile, in a bowl or jar, mix dressing ingredients. When potatoes are tender, take them out and toss with dressing.
  7. Serve chicken beside roasted vegetables. Top with extra chopped parsley. (And serve with remaining champagne in the bottle if you’re at home and can)

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Your flight to Paris is now boarding! 🇫🇷🛫 adapted recipe from “French women don’t get fat” . Chicken Au Champagne, Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans, Dijon Dressing Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts (with skin and bone) Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 shallot, quartered 1 cup Champange (or white wine) ½ lb fingerling potatoes, quartered 3 garlic cloves 3 tbsp. Chopped parsley 2-3 tbsp. Olive oil ½ lb. green beans Dressing: 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 ½ tbsp. Olive oil 1 tbsp. White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. Honey Salt and pepper Directions: Preheat oven to BROIL setting. Place chicken in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Pour ½ cup of champagne over the breasts. Make a few slits in each breast and place a thinly sliced shallot in it. Place the pan under the broiler for 3 minutes, skin side up, or until nicely browned. Then, turn the chicken over, and broil for 5 minutes. Then, remove chicken from oven. Turn oven to 475 F (246 C) and bake chicken for 30 minutes or until the temperature reads 165 F (73.8 C) . Add the other cup of Champagne and baste chicken with a spoon. In a bowl or roasting pan, toss potatoes, green beans with garlic, herbs and half of the olive oil. Roast for 25 minutes in the lower part of the oven, turn every 10 minutes or so. Meanwhile, in a bowl or jar, mix dressing ingredients. When potatoes are tender, take them out and toss with dressing. Serve chicken beside roasted vegetables. Top with extra chopped parsley. (And serve with remaining champagne in the bottle if you’re at home and can) #frenchfood #french #lecordonbleu #francophile #chicken #instarecipes #champagne #frenchwomendontgetfat

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