I believe that dill is the best (by far the best) green herb on earth. I add dill to almost anything I eat & mixing it with lemon brings out its flavor more & more. The mixture of lemon & dill never seems to fail me; always my winner combo.
Stir fried Chicken gets coated in a delicious creamy sauce that has a perfect balance of acidic & earthy. This recipe gets you the best of both worlds; very creamy yet much lighter than the full fat version! Only 1/4 cup cream for the whole dish.
A tasty & light dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes!
CHICKEN WITH LEMON DILL SAUCE
- Season chicken with salt & pepper.
- Heat a large pan over high heat for a couple of minutes. Add 1 tbsp olive oil & cook chicken on both sides until golden & almost cooked through. Do that in 2-3 batches to avoid crowding the pan. Remove chicken & set aside.
- Add the stock to the pan, scrapping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the stuck pieces. Boil the stock until reduced to almost half.
- Lower heat to medium low, add milk, cream, lemon zest & lemon juice (see notes). Bring to a boil then whisk the cornflour mixture right into the sauce to thicken it. Season with salt & pepper.
- Return chicken to the pan, coat with the sauce & cook for about 3-4 minutes until fully cooked.
- Stir the dill into the sauce & sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Serve immediately over pasta, rice or mashed potato.
- The chicken can be cut into strips, slices or cubes.
- Add the juice of 1 1/2 lemons then taste; if you want the sauce more acidic, add the juice of the remaining half lemon.
- Add the dill right before serving so that its color stays bright green.