Dijon Chicken Stew

November/December 2010

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This satisfying stew stars chunks of chicken and tender braised escarole in a flavorful Dijon wine sauce. Try it with boneless, skinless chicken thighs or pork tenderloin, if you prefer. It doubles easily in the same pot. Serve with rustic whole-grain bread.

"I also used baby spinach because escarole wasn't available. Likewise...I only had thighs on hand. Added more chicken stock, cooked thighs for a bit, removed and added arborio rice. Returned the chicken to the pot. It was a very...
Dijon Chicken Stew Recipe

16 Reviews for Dijon Chicken Stew


Kale makes a wonderful substitute for escarole in this recipe. The flavor is unique, but personally my fiancé and I love it! I served it with homemade French bread for another couple one night and they liked it as well. If you enjoy trying new flavors this recipe is for you.

A Bit French in Style?

I added a pinch of ground red pepper.

The Broth is disgusting

I made this stew tonight for dinner and almost tossed the entire dish out. The broth has a horrible taste. I hate wasting food , but it was honestly so bad neither my husband or I wanted to eat it. I ended up pouring out the broth, adding a little garlic and mustard to the remainder, and eating it that way. We drank the remainder of the wine with dinner, so that wasn't the problem. I think it was just the combination of all of the flavours. I will definitely not be making this dish again.

Chicken, Vegetables, Ease of Cooking
Very good. Has a different taste from most stews.

Very tasty, easy, and it doesn't make a lot. Perfect for me and my husband. I also like the fact it is low in calories.

This one is a keeper.

Very easy and quick recipe.
Weird, but good

I had leftover dijon and white wine from another recipe, so I gave this a try. I substituted baby spinach in place of the elusive escarole. Baby spinach is also a time saver since it doesn't have to be chopped. The only other change I made was to add an additional teaspoon or so of dijon. Shallots, garlic, and rosemary smell wonderful together.

The stew is...unusual. Visually, it kind of resembles Italian wedding soup...that someone threw up. I had hoped the corn starch would thicken more than it did, but that's just because I prefer thick stews. Overall, this meal works. If you like strong, tangy flavors this is tasty. It needs more salt though.

Comes together quickly

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