Chicken with Horseradish Sauce; jet trails

The horseradish that I buy here is mild…. very mild. I can eat it right out of the jar.

I have learned that the French palate is actually more wimpy than mine.

Except for the mustard which is always very, very hot.

Use horseradish according to your taste and the potency of what is available.

I have, in the past, added another cup of tomatoes and served the sauce over pasta (adjusting other flavors accordingly) but I’ve been curtailing carbs for a few weeks…. After the holidays you know.

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Chicken with Horseradish Sauce

This is an easy skillet main course – serve with pasta, quinoa, rice…

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: skillet


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240gr) chopped tomatoes
  • 23 tbs prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90gr) yogurt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch (maizena, corn flour) dissolved in 1 tbs water optional


  • Heat oil in medium skillet. Add onion, celery, garlic and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Move vegetables to the side and add chicken. Lightly brown on each side, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, mustard, horseradish and basil.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer, 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
  • If needed: Dissolve cornstarch in water.
  • Increase heat under sauce.  Add cornstarch and stir until thickened and clear.
  • Add yogurt and stir.
  • Put chicken on a small platter, spoon sauce over, and serve


Use hot horseradish and / or hot sauce for more of a kick.

Chicken with Horseradish Sauce

We regularly have fighter plans, both real ones and trainers, flying over our house.

Sometimes they are very low, usually very fast and always very loud.

We have learned not to bother to go outside to look because by the time we get there the planes are long gone.

We also regularly see jet trails. I love it when I am out at sunrise with the dogs as the jet trails are often prolific and usually hot pink.

The other day when I was out with the girls I saw this:

It was a bit puzzling as commercial airliners rarely do loop the loops en route to their destination.

Passengers might be concerned,

Then I realized it was l’armée de l’air, the French fighter pilots having a little fun on the first sunny day we’ve had in weeks.

8 thoughts on “Chicken with Horseradish Sauce; jet trails”

  1. We live fairly close to a jet fighter training airport and get them zooming over frequently. They come over the house at low level right at lunch time and we reckon they are racing each other home for lunch.

  2. You don’t grow your own horseradish? I’m a bit surprised at that!

    There is a movement here in the US of people who think that the trails left behind by any jet is not the vapor from the hot exhaust condensating with the cold air, but actually what they call ‘chem trails’ and claim that the government is trying to poison us all with them. It’s all foolishness but a bit unbelievable how many people actually think that’s what they are. I kind of lump them all with the flat-earthers. I have also had odd conversations with the flat-earthers and tried to explain to them that, if the earth truly was flat, cats would have knocked everything off it by now, but you can’t talk to them…


    • I tried growing it once and failed. I’ve not seen is as a plant to buy for the garden here.
      I’ve heard of the ‘chem trails’…. and the flat-earthers (aren’t they about the same?) And they can’t understand the ‘cat proof’? I thought that explained their error quite well !
      It does make one wonder about the education, doesn’t it?

  3. We have them flying over almost on a daily basis , usually around the middle of the day or early afternoon. They frequently appear to be flying along the line of the river.

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