The Perfect Diane Sauce Recipe - Chicken Diane _ Chef Jean-PierreHello friends, today we’re cookin’ up something really special. I’m about to show you how to make an incredible Diane Sauce that will totally transform your meal! This sauce is truly an unsung hero in the culinary world. Originally made popular in the mid-20th century, it’s typically paired with steak, but today we’re going to bring a little twist to it, we’re going to pair it with chicken. We’re making a mouthwatering Chicken Diane Recipe. You’re going to love it, promise!

Chicken Diane is a classic dish, a delightful variation of the traditional Steak Diane. This dish is all about succulent chicken breasts, quickly pan-fried, and then doused in the star of the show – the Diane Sauce. This sauce is a flavorful medley of shallots, garlic, mushrooms, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of brandy. It’s rich, it’s savory, and it’s got just the right amount of kick!

So, whether you’re a culinary novice or a seasoned home cook, this Chicken Diane Recipe is perfect for you. Not only is it delicious and sure to impress, but it’s also straightforward and easy to follow. You’ll be whipping up this classic dish in no time, and trust me, your taste buds will be thanking you!

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

The Perfect Chicken Diane Recipe

Chicken Diane Recipe - How to Make an Incredible Diane Sauce

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Hello friends, I am going to show you how you can add Diane sauce to just about any dish. Diane sauce is so versatile and delicious it can make any dish special. Today we are going to make a mouth-watering and indulgent Chicken Diane recipe. You are going to love it, I promise!
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Servings 2 Servings

Recipe Video

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large Breast of boneless and skinless Chicken (14 to 16 oz) butterflied or 2 thinner breasts (7 to 8 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Butter
  • ½ cup Red Onion diced
  • cups Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Madeira or Port Wine
  • ½ cup Rich Beef Stock
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley Leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cognac
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive Oil or Regular Olive Oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Sweet Butter to add at the end, of the heat!

Recipe Instructions

  • If you are cooking a large breast, cut it in half as the chef did in the video.  If you cook smaller breasts, ensure they are not thicker than ¼ of an inch thick.

For the Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter; when hot, add the onion and cook for a few minutes.  Add the mushrooms, and cook until they have released most of their water. Add the garlic and when fragrant (about 15 to 20 seconds) add the Worcestershire,  Madeira and Stock and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.  Add the parsley and reduce so that the sauce has slightly thickened, and turn the heat off.  Add more butter and adjust salt and pepper to taste

While the Sauce is cooking prepare the Chicken:  

  • In a sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive Oil or Regular Olive Oil.  When hot add the Chicken cook on both sides, and at the end of the cooking process, deglaze with a couple of tablespoons of Cognac to deglaze the pan.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chicken Diane

1) What side dishes go well with Chicken Diane?

Chicken Diane pairs well with many side dishes. You can serve it with mashed potatoes, green beans, roasted vegetables, or a simple salad. For a more sophisticated meal, pair it with a glass of your favorite white wine.

2) Is Chicken Diane suitable for a special occasion?

Absolutely! Chicken Diane is an elegant dish that’s perfect for dinner parties, romantic meals, or any special occasion. Despite its gourmet taste, it’s relatively simple to prepare, making it a great choice for impressing guests.

3) Can I substitute the brandy in the Diane Sauce?

Yes, if you prefer not to use brandy, you can substitute it with apple juice or chicken broth for a non-alcoholic version. Alternatively, you can use a different type of alcohol like white wine or sherry.

4) Can I prepare Chicken Diane ahead of time?

While Chicken Diane is best served fresh, you can make the Diane Sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, simply pan-fry the chicken and heat the sauce before combining them.

5) Can I freeze Chicken Diane?

Yes, you can freeze Chicken Diane, although the sauce may separate slightly when thawed. To freeze, let the dish cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. When ready to serve, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat gently on the stovetop.

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