This was an absolute last minute meal. Jay picked me up from the train station later in the evening and asked me what I wanted to do for dinner. All that I knew was that I wanted chicken. What kind of chicken was beyond me. We stopped at Wegmans for some cutlets where we happened to walk by the gourmet cheese section. In a matter of minutes I lost Jay in the abyss of cheese. When he finally surface he had a nice chunk of Blue Stilton Cheese.
The thoughts about what to do with my chicken started to come alive.
This recipe is really simple. I just made a rue sauce with the Stilton. Ooooh was it good! Good thing that we stopped at Wegmans. This one is a keeper.
Chicken with Blue Stilton Cheese Sauce
1 Tbs. olive oil
4 thin chicken breast cutlets
salt and pepper
1 Tbs. butter (I used yogurt butter)
1 Tbs. flour
1 Tbs. cream/half and half (optional)
1/2 cup skim milk
2 oz blue Stilton or your favorite blue cheese
Make sure you have all of your ingredients ready and within reach.
Preheat a large skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
While chicken is cooking, preheat a small saucepan to low heat. Add butter and stir until melted. Whisk in flour. At this point your are going to continually whisk. Once the butter/flour mixture thickens, whisk in cream. Gradually whisk in skim milk until desired consistency. Add cheese and a generous amount of pepper. Whisk until incorporated and cheese is melted.
On a serving platter, arrange chicken and top with cheese sauce.