If you haven’t figured out your holiday menu yet, I have a last minute meal for you. It would also be great for New Years too. Recently, I attended a women’s Christmas dinner at my church. I volunteered to help out with the cooking. I was asked to prepare some mushroom dijon chicken. It was so delicious. They also served it with a yummy salad, veggies, dinner rolls, couscous, and some eggnog cheesecake. I hope to get the cheesecake recipe soon and try making it.
After the dinner, I decided I need to make the chicken again for my family to try. I didn’t have the couscous recipe but the lady over the meal told me the basic idea on how to make it so I created my own version. I found out that they got the vegetables from Sam’s Club. It included cauliflower, broccoli, and orange and yellow carrots. Yes, that was right yellow carrots. So cool! So you could go get that from Sam’s to serve along side this meal or any other cooked vegetable that you like.
My family enjoyed the mushroom dijon chicken (however my picky eaters pick out the mushrooms).
I loved the couscous, but my family didn’t like the texture of it. My hubby said he felt like he was eating sand. I still wonder why this crazed cooking woman ended up with such picky eaters. If you have pick eaters that you will be serving, you’ll probably want to stick with serving rice as a side dish. I have a great rice pilaf recipe that would pair well with the chicken. You could also prepare the rice just like the couscous recipe too. However, if you are adventurous, give the couscous a try.
Don’t let couscous scare you! Couscous is just really small round balls of pasta. If you have had acini de peppi, it is like a miniature version of that. The great thing about couscous is it cooks in 5 minutes. The red and green pepper make it look very festive for Christmas.
Cooked Vegetable (your choice)Print