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Chicken with Dilly Ham Sauce Recipe

Chicken with Dilly Ham Sauce Recipe

Whether you're preparing a weekday meal or entertaining weekend company, this delicious chicken dish is sure to please. The mustard adds a little "zip", and the ham sauce is a tasty way to top it off.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup julienned fully cooked ham (1/4 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Parsley buttered potatoes, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup cheese; set aside. Pound each chicken breast to 1/4-in. thickness. Brush both sides with mustard; coat evenly with crumb mixture. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15 minutes or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute ham in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in flour until blended and bubbly. Add the cream, dill and remaining cheese; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Spoon over chicken. Serve with parsley buttered potatoes if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 546 calories, 37 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 177 mg cholesterol, 1,265 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.