Sauteed Radishes and Chicken with Mustard and Tarragon


4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
Coarse kosher salt
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 bunches radishes, sliced
Fresh tarragon sprigs (for garnish)


Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Transfer chicken to plate; cover to keep warm. Add shallot to same skillet; stir over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add wine, then broth to skillet; bring to boil. Whisk in mustard and chopped tarragon; boil until sauce thickens enough to coat spoon lightly and is reduced to scant 1/2 cup, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in 1/2 tablespoon butter; set aside.

Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter with remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced radishes; sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper; cook without stirring until radishes begin to brown, about 4 minutes. Continue to cook radishes until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes longer. Return chicken to pan to re-warm. Serve with fresh tarragon sprigs for garnish. Delicious!


Bon Appetit – April 2011
by Tasha de Serio