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Emeril Lagasse’s Herby Dijon Chicken Breasts

June 1, 2016
Food & Drink

Emeril Lagasse’s Herby Dijon Chicken Breasts for EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES


  • Red Potatoes (10oz/20oz)
  • Garlic (2 cloves/4 cloves)
  • Lemon (½)
  • Parsley (¼ oz/¼ oz)
  • White Pepper (Pinch)
  • Dijon Mustard (1 tsp/2 tsp)
  • Shallot (½)
  • Zucchini (½) 
  • Tarragon (¼ oz/¼ oz)
  • Chicken Breasts (12 oz/24 oz)
  • Chicken Stock Concentrate (1/1)
  • Sour Cream (4 TBSP/6 TBSP)
  • Olive Oil (2 TBSP/4 TBSP)


  1. 1. Boil Potatoes. Wash and dry all produce. 
  2. 2. Halve potatoes, then place in a medium pot with a large pinch of salt and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and reduce to a simmer. Cook until just tender, about 6 minutes. Drain.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, peel, halve, and finely chop shallot until you have 1 TBSP. Chop tarragon and parsley until you have 1 TBSP of each. Halve zucchini lengthwise, then slice crosswise into 1½-inch-long pieces. Using the back of a chef’s knife, smash garlic, then cut each clove in half. Halve lemon, then squeeze 1 TBSP juice into a small bowl.
  4. 4. Cook Chicken. Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken all over with salt and pepper. Add to pan and sear until browned, 4 minutes per side.
  5. 5. Cook Veggies. Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in another large pan over medium-high heat. Add potatoes cut-side down, along with garlic. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until potatoes start to brown, about 2 minutes. Add zucchini and cook, tossing, until lightly browned and tender, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat and stir in half the tarragon and parsley.
  6. 6. Make Sauce. Stir shallot, stock concentrate, reserved lemon juice, and ½ cup water into pan with chicken. Let cook until chicken is no longer pink in center, about 4 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to a plate, keeping sauce in pan. Whisk in 1 tsp mustard, then bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat to medium and let simmer until reduced to a saucy consistency, 2-3 minutes.
  7. 7. Finish and Plate. Once sauce has reduced, stir in remaining tarragon and parsley. Remove pan from heat. Stir in sour cream. Divide potatoes, zucchini, and chicken between plates. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.