Pan Sauce for Chicken, Pork, or Steak

Pan Sauce for Chicken, Pork, or Steak

This simple pan sauce recipe is perfect for chicken, pork chops, or steak, and it can be made in about five minutes with a handful of ingredients.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Remove the chicken, pork chops, or steak from the pan and let them rest on a plate or platter covered with foil in a warm spot. Pour off most of the fat from the pan, careful to leave the meat juices. You want a little bit of fat left in the pan.
  3. Step 3

    Add the chopped shallots to the pan and sauté over medium-high heat until they turn slightly translucent.
  4. Step 4

    Add the wine and scrape all the little toasty bits away from the bottom of the pan with your wooden spoon.
  5. Step 5

    Cook for about three minutes or until the wine has reduced by about half.
  6. Step 6

    Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard and chopped parsley.
  7. Step 7

    Whisk in the butter one tablespoon at a time. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Step 8

    Return the meat to the pan to warm through in the sauce before serving.