Hellooooo, friend! This is the feel good, heartwarming, hug-for-dinner comfort food you’ve been looking for – and it will not disappoint. It is so so good. And so so simple. I have a motto in life that I hold near and dear to my heart [but closer to my stomach, obviously], and it goes something like this: extra sauce, always. I know, so profound… I think it’s like a quote by Nietzsche or something. Seriously wise words to live by, my friends.
My adoration for sauce knows no bounds, which is certainly no secret here. I mean, there’s something about plain old boring chicken, beef, pork — you name it — that is… yes, SO BORING… until you add sauce, of course. Each forkful [read: spoon in real life, but I’m trying to be relatable] is truly a science: it should be two parts sauce to one part chicken […now you understand why I need a spoon], which especially holds true when the sauce is as good as this one.
Sage just screams fall and winter to me — it’s such a perfect earthy herb to complement stuffings, sauces, and soups — I mean, is it really even fall if you’re not cooking with sage? [it’s not, believe me]… throw some white wine into the mix, a dash of dijon mustard, a touch of cream + shallot and garlic = heaven in a pan.
My favorite part of cooking this entire dish: taste testing the sauce the entire time, until it’s been reduced by about half [this is not a cooking instruction, it’s merely an incidental consequence] — so safe to say, go ahead and make smidge extra [read: double it]. My second favorite part of cooking this dish: sipping the leftover wine. You really can’t go wrong here, clearly.
Think I’ll leave it on that note [obviously a high one]. With that, cheers!