Creamy Dijon Organic Chicken

Creamy Dijon-Herb Chicken

Creamy, tangy and delicious, this soul satisfying chicken entree is destined to become your new family favorite. It's the perfect one-pot fall/winter dinner over mashed potatoes with a side salad. 

Creamy Dijon-Herb Chicken

Serves 2-4 depending on portion size per person
Total prep & cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • (1) pkg. Stemple Creek Ranch Organic Whole Chicken Legs, skin on
  • sea salt/ground pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbl. Ghee (clarified butter) 
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 cup Organic Chicken Stock or bone broth
  • 10-15 whole sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 5 Tbl. creme fraiche (we love Bellwether Farms)
  • 6 Tbl. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbl. Whole grain Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Season chicken legs all over with salt & pepper.
  3. Melt ghee in a large oven-proof dutch oven or cast iron skillet over medium heat, and sear chicken leg portions on both sides until browned (about 5 minutes per side). Transfer chicken to a plate.
  4. Add sliced shallot & onion to the same cooking pan, and saute for about 5 minutes until lightly browned and translucent.
  5. Add chicken stock/bone broth to pan, scraping browned bits off the bottom. 
  6. Add thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  7. Whisk in creme fraiche and mustards until incorporated. Arrange chicken in single layer on top of the onion/shallot/herb mixture. 
  8. Place pan in the oven (center rack) and bake uncovered for 50 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through. Remove from oven, and remove herb sprigs/bay leaf from sauce before serving.
  9. Serve chicken nestled in a mound of mashed potatoes with mustard sauce over the top.

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