Chicken with artichokes in creamy mustard sauce

Dinner a Love Story is one of my favorite sites for meal ideas. The recipes tend to be good, family friendly and relatively easy to make. The site also features stories of their lives, meals, readings, etc. This particular recipe caught my eye, not only because it looked yummy, but because it started with a note from one of the kids about the pains of being a child of a food blogger and having to wait another fiiiive hours for mom to finish taking photos of dinner before they could eat! As you may have gathered looking around my blog, I generally snap a quick shot or two before digging into a meal…Anyway it was yummy and fairly quick to make. I made a few substitutions based on what was on hand.

Chicken with Artichokes in Creamy Mustard Sauce

Adapted from Dinner A Love StoryChicken with Artichokes in Creamy Mustard Sauce

  • 1 1/3 pounds skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 can artichokes (drained), cut in half
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • chopped parsley or thyme

In a large skillet, brown chicken pieces in olive oil over medium-high heat, about 2-3 minutes a side. (They do not have to cook through.) Remove, decrease heat to medium, and add onion. Cook a minute or two, scraping brown bits leftover from chicken. Add tomatoes, artichokes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook another 2-3 minutes. Nestle chicken thighs in the vegetables then add wine and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook another 10 – 12 minutes.

While it’s simmering, whisk together cream and mustard. Remove skillet from heat and stir in creamy mustard mixture.

Garnish with parsley or thyme and serve with a good crusty bread to soak up all the sauce.

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