Mustard chicken with red grapes is anything but your ordinary chicken dinner. It is a “color outside of the lines” recipe that’s full of flavor, and it comes together in just 30 minutes!
Every once in a while, when I am in a rut, I look for something different to make. Something that starts a conversation at the dinner table.
“What is this?!”, “What made you decide to put these 2 things together?”, and questions along those lines.
I know this doesn’t sound “normal” but I like to talk about food, flavors and cooking with my family. Maybe I just like the instant feedback. Or maybe I just get tired of talking about school, swimming, work, and Phineas and Ferb. ????
I later found her recipe online, and I’ve made it several times since then. It’s been refined into something that is my own and that my whole family will eat. I have also made this for company and I have to say it was a success. It is an unusual pairing of chicken, cream, mustard and grapes.
This mustard chicken dish is best served over a little nest of whole wheat couscous.
I have found that couscous is a very underused side dish, and I wish I knew why, because it is delicious.
To make the couscous: I boiled 2 cups of chicken stock (or water…or a combination of both), a pat of butter and the leaves of 1 sprig of fresh Thyme. When it came to a boil I added 2 cups of couscous put a lid on it and took it off of the heat. I just let it all hang out to the side until the rest was done. This is a great food to serve to little ones because it is so scoopable and goes with just about anything. Even my picky child prefers it to rice sometimes!
This whole meal took me 30 minutes to make, just have all of you ingredients at the ready.