Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce

December 2005/January 2006, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Here's a sauce so delicious, it's missing only one thing: a little crunchy bread to dip in it. Make It a Meal: Serve with steamed asparagus or cauliflower, mashed potatoes or orzo pasta, and a glass of Vinho Verde.

"This is by far one of my all time favorite dishes! I followed the recipe pretty much to a T but used a little less mustard and a little less chives. Everything was amazing! I loved the sauce! I used mashed potatoes and green beans for my...

111 Reviews for Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce


I did what other reviewers said and only used 1 cup of broth, I added mushrooms, and used reduced-fat sour cream. I didn't have any shallots so I substituted for finely chopped onions. It was a delicious way to make a creamy sauce without a lot of fat. Next time though, I might even cut down on the liquid a little more.


My family really like it but I thought it was ok. If I make it again, I will use 1/2 the broth and maybe use real sour cream. That, I think, is why the sauce was so anemic looking. I had to wisk it to get the light sour cream to incorporate. I like the idea of adding garlic and mushrooms.


I made it last night and it was wonderful! I did make some changes: Double the wine, sour cream and Dijon mustard. I also added two chop garlic cloves when the shallots had finished cooking. The extra sauce was great over rice!


Very tasty - too much sauce - I think amount of chicken broth can be reduced, so you would not waste the sauce. - I added mushrooms. Have made twice very quick.


Chicken was awesome, but I just could NOT get the sauce to work, way too runny, tried reducing it but it didn't ever look close to the picture, more like a soup, plus the sour cream was floating around in these little clumps, not very appetizing, I had high hopes for this dish and I think I'll try it again with several modifications

Comments (1)


jamesable12 wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

As for the sauce/soup you refered to, I can suggest mixing some of the cooled sauce or just enough water to dissolve) with a teaspoon or two (depending how thin it is) of arrowroot, or twice the amount of flour (I prefer the arrowroot) & whisk it together, add it backto the pot and return to heat until it thickens. Also a whisk will help to smooth out the sour cream problem you had. Hope this helps, just try it again. Good luck.

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