Creamy Crème Fraiche Chicken: A Delicious and Easy Dinner

Imagine enjoying a plate of tender and juicy chicken breasts, smothered in a rich and creamy crème fraiche sauce. This mouthwatering dish is perfectly paired with cheesy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, making it the ideal choice for a quick and satisfying dinner.

Chicken breasts in a creamy crème fraiche sauce.

At BDK Restaurant, we believe in creating family-friendly recipes that are both delicious and convenient. Our creamy crème fraiche chicken is no exception. It offers a touch of luxury with its velvety sauce, yet requires only a handful of ingredients and minimal effort to prepare.

✔️ Why should you try it?

  • Easy to make chicken dish.
  • Only a handful of ingredients.
  • Freezer-friendly.

? Ingredients

Ingredients for crème fraiche chicken.

  • Chicken: 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
  • Olive Oil: for browning the chicken.
  • Crème Fraiche: full-fat crème fraiche is best for this recipe.
  • Wholegrain Mustard: alternatively, you could use Dijon mustard.
  • Garlic: 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped.
  • Thyme: dried or fresh.
  • Stock: made using a chicken stockpot or cube.
  • Parmesan: finely grated to give the sauce a savory flavor.
  • Baby Spinach: adds color to the dish.

? Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a shallow casserole and brown the chicken breasts. Remove to a plate.
  2. Add the chopped garlic cloves and thyme to the pan and cook on medium heat, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the stock and spoon in the crème fraiche and mustard. Whisk the sauce on medium heat until it becomes thick and creamy.
  4. Add the grated Parmesan and stir until melted.
  5. Add the chicken back into the pan, along with the baby spinach, and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  6. Season and serve with freshly chopped parsley.

Step by step photo instructions for making the crème fraiche chicken.

? Top tips

  • Make sure the chicken and crème fraiche are at room temperature before starting the recipe.

? Serving suggestions

Serve the creamy crème fraiche chicken with mashed potato, boulangere potatoes, polenta roast potatoes, or rice, along with a selection of seasonal vegetables. Roasted tenderstem broccoli or roasted Brussels Sprouts complement the dish perfectly.

? Variations

Feel free to experiment with different variations of this recipe:

  • Try this recipe with pork steaks instead of chicken.
  • Use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts to cut costs.
  • Add some smoked bacon rashers to give the sauce a smoky flavor.
  • Up the vegetable quotient by adding frozen peas or green beans to the creamy sauce.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of smoked paprika on each chicken breast just before serving.

Crème fraiche chicken in a red pan.

? Storage

The crème fraiche chicken can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Simply reheat it thoroughly in the microwave until piping hot. Alternatively, you can freeze the chicken for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container.

❓ Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions about this recipe, check out our FAQ section on our website for more information.

? Related recipes

Looking for more delicious chicken recipes? Check out these mouthwatering options:

  • BBQ Chicken Pasta
  • Chicken and Chorizo Stew
  • Chicken Goulash
  • Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken
  • Mango Chutney Chicken Curry
  • Garlic Butter Chicken
  • Baked Cornflake Chicken Nuggets
  • Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake
  • Sticky Marmalade Chicken
  • Chicken and Apricot Tagine

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Remember, at BDK Restaurant, we’re passionate about creating flavorful and approachable dishes that bring joy to your dining experience. Enjoy cooking and savoring this creamy crème fraiche chicken recipe with your loved ones. Bon appétit!

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