I’m not quite sure how I found this recipe for Chicken Diane on the Taste of Home website but am I ever glad I did! It just so happened that I actually had everything I needed to make it. Plus, the green onions I had really needed to be used up. I’m so glad I didn’t need to go to the store.
The original recipe for Chicken Diane served four but I scaled it back to two for us this particular evening. It would make a nice intimate dinner, maybe for date night, an anniversary or Valentine’s Day but would also be perfect for entertaining. This really cooks up fast, especially since you flatten the chicken.
A few tips:
- Make sure your oil and butter are hot before you put in your chicken. It will be less likely to stick.
- Crunched for time? Use chicken cutlets. A bit more expensive but no need to flatten.
- Be sure to use a non-stick pan. I really like using my cast iron or Calphalon pan for this recipe. You do want some yummy brown bits to stick to the bottom so it will flavor your sauce.
- I added an extra pat of butter to the sauce for richness.
- Serve with steamed green beans and bacon and cheddar smashed potatoes to complete the meal. If you have any leftover pan sauce serve rice and use the sauce to moisten the rice. 7-Up Pound Cake makes a delicious dessert for this meal.
- Find more Taste of Home recipes I’ve tried here. Plus check out stuffed zucchini from my fellow volunteer field editor, Jolene.