Chicken St. Andre

Chicken St. Andre

This is the recipe to remember when you want to do a “special” dinner for two without breaking the bank. Maybe it’s Friday night after the kids have gone to bed – so we’ve used ingredients you may have on hand just in case you haven’t planned ahead. If it’s for a Valentine’s Day – pair with asparagus and a wild rice mix.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) butter
  • or
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) St.Andre cheese, cut into large cubes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) tarragon, dried
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) white wine
  • coriander, fresh, chopped, for garnish
  • or
  • parsley, fresh, chopped, for garnish
  • or
  • green onion(s), fresh, chopped, for garnish
  1. Melt butter in a frying pan just large enough to hold the chicken breasts. Add the chicken, skin side up, and cook over medium-high heat until golden tinged, from 3 to 4 minutes a side. Reduce temperature if it is becoming dark brown. Meanwhile, If you are not a fan of cheese rind, remove and discard. Cut cheese into large chunks and measure out about a half cup (125 mL).

  2. Once chicken is golden, pour the wine over top. Sprinkle the tarragon over both sides of the chicken and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until chicken feels springy when pressed and meat thermometer reaches 165°F (74°C), about 3 to 4 minutes a side.

  3. Then remove the chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Turn the heat to high and boil the wine, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1/4 cup (60 mL). Add the cheese and turn the heat to low. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until fairly smooth. Stir in any juices collected on the chicken plate.

  4. Place chicken on dinner plates and spoon the cheese sauce overtop. Scatter with coriander if you like.

St Andre is a rich triple-creme cheese that smacks of decadence with a reasonable price. Anytime you have a piece of luxurious creamy cheese left over from a dinner party, this is an incredible use for it. Just remove any firm rinds before cutting into cubes. It’s fine to include soft rinds.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 390 g serving Amount
  • Calories 570
  • Protein 73 g
  • Fat 25 g
  • Saturated Fat 14 g
  • Carbohydrate 1 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Cholesterol 225 mg
  • Sodium 560 mg
  • Per 390 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 26
  • Calcium 15
  • Iron 10
  • Vitamin A 10
  • Vitamin C 6
  • Vitamin B6 90
  • Vitamin B12 101
  • Folate 24
  • Magnesium 38
  • Zinc 40

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