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Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Rosti Potatoes and Steamed Veggies


  • 2-2 1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled only around the middle

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard

  • 1 pound baby carrots

  • 1 pound baby zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


Place the potatoes into a pot and fill it with cold water. Place the pot over high heat and bring it up to a bubble. Boil the potatoes until they're about halfway cooked, about 8 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot they were cooked in. Add about 2 tablespoons of butter and some salt and pepper to the pot, and place it over medium-low heat. Place a lid on the pan and let the potatoes continue cooking, shaking the pan occasionally, for another 7-8 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking with the butter, fill a skillet with about an inch of water and place it over high heat. Place another skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and add them to the pan with the oil. Cook the chicken in the skillet until golden brown and cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. When the butter has melted, sprinkle in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Slowly whisk the chicken stock, cream and mustard into the butter-flour mixture and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Season the gravy with salt and pepper and keep warm over low heat. Once your potatoes have cooked in the butter with the lid on for about 8 minutes, remove the lid and, shaking the pan occasionally, let them continue to cook and brown on all sides, about 5 more minutes.

While your potatoes are browning, salt the pan of boiling water and add the veggies. Cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Remove them from the pan and reserve until you're ready to serve.

Once the potatoes have browned, toss the chives into the pan and give it a shake to coat the potatoes. Serve each chicken breast with a side of potatoes and steamed veggies and a hearty ladle of the pan gravy over everything.