Today’s Recipe From The Social Chef Pantry

From time to time I run out of ideas or I simply don’t feel the desire to run to the store for groceries. I thought perhaps my followers might be able to assist me with either a suggestion or a recipe based on what I have in my kitchen that I want to use so they don’t go to waste. Do you think you can help? Just comment below the recipe or the idea you have based on the ingredients I have posted below. I have most herbs, onion, garlic and a pantry with a good variety, so I hope you have a recipe or an idea for me. So what will be today’s recipe from the Social Chef Pantry using these ingredients?

Chicken breast
Green Beans

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  1. Marianna Holoway says:


    2 tablespoons butter

    1/4 cup shallots, minced

    2 teaspoon thyme, fresh minced

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

    1/4 cup brandy

    1 can (14oz.) chicken broth, low sodium

    1/2 cup cream

    3 tablespoons dijon mustard

    1 tablespoon flour

    2 tablespoons water

    4 each (2 lb. wt.) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

    salt and pepper to taste

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    2 cups California seedless grapes, separated and rinsed


    To prepare sauce – Heat butter in medium sized saucepan over
    medium-high heat. Add shallots, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for 3-5
    minutes until shallots are softened. Add brandy. Let cook 2 minutes. Add
    chicken broth, cream and Dijon mustard and cook for 15 minutes, letting
    sauce reduce slightly. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and water
    until smooth. Whisk flour/water mixture into sauce and cook for an
    additional 5 minutes. Set aside.

    Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in
    large non-stick frypan. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 5 minutes
    on each side until cooked through. Add grapes to pan and cook for 3
    more minutes. Add sauce to pan and swirl to coat chicken breasts. Serve
    chicken breasts with grapes and sauce spooned over them.

  2. Thank you Marianna…I really appreciate the link because I love to eat with my eyes first. Looks good. Have you tried this recipe before?

  3. Shirlene says:

    I would grill the chicken breasts, make the green beans and make a salad with the grapes – add walnuts, pecans or pine nuts and cranberries or apples.

    1. Thank you Shirlene…I love the ideas of other people and what they would do or prepare.

  4. Marianna Holoway says:

    I Took the recipe from the foodnet work and i adore it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you Marianna…appreciate that. I already started this.

  5. […] thrown away as I hate to waste food. So I received a link from the Food Network on The Social Chef Food Lovers Blog I posted and the recipe was fantastic. As soon as I realized there were shallots and mustard I knew […]

  6. Catherine Conti says:

    What a great idea! Please feel free to include me the next time you are looking for a recipe!

    1. I willl for sure Catherine…It’s always great to hear what others would make. Buon Appetito!!!

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