This is a retro dish, totally addictive.
Gaston Gérard’s chicken. Who ? What ? Why ?
Cette recette a été réalisée pour la première fois en 1930 par l’épouse du maire de Dijon, Gaston Gérard, pour Curnonsky, gastronome, humoriste et critique culinaire français.
Well, this Mr Gaston Gérard was a politician that was mayor of Dijon in Bourgogne before the war. And he remains famous for the recipe his wife created in 1930 for their friend Curnonsky, the famous culinary writer. You know the guy that invented KISS (kook it simple and slurrrrp ).
The recipe showcases great produce you can find in Dijon.
A recipe in English.
I prefer simmering longly the chicken in wine and using the broth for the sauce.
The secret of the creamy and cheesy sauce is moutarde de Dijon.
To make it look honest… Veggies poached in the broth. Shimonita negi leeks and mushrooms. That’s healthy. Well, the veggies are. Note that Gaston lived into his 90’s with his creamy diet.
If you want a lighter version for Summer, with coconut cream :
poulet Dijon-Tahiti (click here)
If you made too much, you can later make a wonderful toast.