This very simple Shallot-Dijon Cream Sauce is ideal with any chicken dish, but especially good with Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Shallot-Dijon Cream Sauce

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 whole shallot peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon halved
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Gather all ingredients before starting the recipe.
  • Melt 1 tbsp unsalted butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add 1 whole shallot, chopped and sauté covered until the shallots are softened.
  • Add 1/3 cup dry white wine and reduce for one minute.
  • Add 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard, whisk to combine. Add a squeeze from 1/2 of a lemon, season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add 3/4 cup heavy cream and cook, while stirring continuously, until the cream thickens, about 5 minutes.

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