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French Mustard Chicken

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This French Mustard Chicken recipe is creamy, delicious, and incredibly easy to whip up! All you need to do is pan-sear a few chicken breasts until they’re perfectly golden, then smother them in a rich and tangy mustard sauce. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just need a quick dinner idea, this chicken dish is sure to satisfy!

French Mustard Chicken Breast

This one-pan chicken breast recipe is a crowd-pleaser because it’s low-carb, gluten-free, and super simple to prepare. It doesn’t require any complex steps, just a few basic ingredients like garlic, onion, Dijon mustard, and a dash of cream. These come together to create a dish bursting with flavor. Try it out -you’ll be amazed at how effortless and tasty it is!

As someone who loves creamy sauces, this Dijon mustard chicken recipe really hit the spot. And if you also appreciate one-skillet meals with rich, creamy flavors, you might also love our Tuscan chicken, Marry Me chicken, and Chicken Florentine.

French Mustard Chicken Breast

Key Reasons To Make This Dijon Mustard Chicken

  • Easy: This means you likely have everything you need already, making it easy to get started without extra shopping.
  • Juicy chicken in a creamy, flavorful sauce: The combination of tender chicken with creamy mustard sauce offers a satisfying taste experience.
  • Versatile, pairs well with rice, pasta, or veggies: You can easily adapt it to suit what’s available or your dietary preferences.
  • Kid-friendly, with a sauce they’ll love: The creamy sauce is generally a hit with children, making it easier to please younger diners.

Ingredients Needed

Now, let’s look at the list of the ingredients we’ll need to create this French mustard chicken breast and the best one to choose. Here is everything you will need:

  • Chicken Breast  I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They cook quickly and are perfect for a simple dinner. If you prefer something juicier, you can replace them with boneless chicken thighs.
  • Paprika  Smoked paprika will give your chicken a rich, smoky flavor, but if you don’t have it, regular paprika works just fine too.
  • Garlic Powder  If you run out of garlic powder, you can use onion powder or fresh minced garlic instead. Both are great for adding a punch of flavor.
  • Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil is great for its flavor, but any cooking oil, such as avocado oil, can be used as a substitute.

For The Mustard Sauce

  • Butter Adds richness and depth of flavor to the sauce. Butter provides a creamy base that enhances the other flavors.
  • Onion  If onions are too strong for your taste, shallots make a milder substitute.
  • Garlic – Fresh minced garlic is best for an intense flavor, but if unavailable, garlic paste or powder can be used as alternatives.
  • Dijon Mustard  Gives the sauce its distinctive tangy flavor. It’s sharp and adds complexity. You can substitute it with whole-grain mustard for added texture or spicy brown mustard for a deeper heat.
  • Chicken Broth – Use low-sodium broth to keep things less salty. It adds flavor without overpowering the sauce. If you don’t have it, you could use vegetable broth or even water with a chicken bouillon cube. For something a little fancy, swap the broth with some white wine for extra flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese – This makes the sauce extra silky and thick. If you can’t find Parmesan, another hard cheese like Grana Padano or Asiago could work too.
  • Thyme – Fresh thyme is best for a light, herby flavor. If you’re out of thyme, rosemary is a good alternative, though it’s a bit stronger.
  • Heavy Cream – This makes your sauce really creamy and smooth. If you want something lighter, you could use half-and-half or milk, but the sauce won’t be as thick.
  • Salt & Pepper – They help make all the other flavors pop.
French Mustard Chicken Breast Ingredients

How To Make French Mustard Chicken Breast

This creamy French mustard chicken recipe is one of my favorites since it’s super easy to make without needing cooking skills. Here is everything you have to do:

Season the Chicken

  • Start by preparing the chicken breasts. Place them in a large bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, paprika, and cracked black pepper to the bowl with the chicken.
  • Thoroughly coat both sides of the chicken with the seasoning mixture. 
  • Once seasoned, set the chicken aside while you prepare the skillet.
how to make French Mustad Chicken season the chicken breast

Cook the Chicken

  • Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a large skillet is important to avoid overcrowding the chicken, which can lead to uneven cooking.
  • Once the skillet is hot, carefully add the seasoned chicken breasts. 
  • Cook the chicken breasts for approximately 6-8 minutes on each side or until they develop a golden brown crust and are cooked through. 
  • To check for doneness, use a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken – it should register at least 165°F (75°C).
  • Once cooked, transfer the chicken breasts to a plate and cover them loosely with foil to keep them warm while you prepare the mustard sauce.
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Make the Mustard Sauce For Chicken

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in the same skillet used to cook the chicken. Swirl the skillet to ensure the butter coats the bottom evenly.
  • Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until it becomes soft and translucent, stirring occasionally. 
  • Stir in the minced garlic and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Add the Dijon mustard, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, and thyme to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously until the sauce is well combined and begins to thicken. 
  • Season the sauce with salt and cracked black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
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Combine Chicken with the Mustard Sauce

  • Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet.
  • Coat the chicken breasts evenly with the mustard sauce and allow the chicken breasts to simmer in the sauce for an additional 2-3 minutes. This step allows the chicken to absorb the flavors of the sauce and ensures it is heated through.
  • Serve the French Mustard Chicken Breast hot, garnished with fresh thyme leaves if desired. 
how to make French Mustad Chicken return the chicken back to the sauce

Useful Tips and Variations

  • If you have larger chicken breasts, you can slice them horizontally to create thinner cutlets. 
  • Thoroughly coat both sides of the chicken with the seasoning mixture to ensure maximum flavor. Allow the seasoned chicken to rest while you prepare the skillet.
  • Add lemon or orange zest to the mustard sauce for a bright, citrusy twist.
  • Sauté sliced mushrooms with the onions and garlic to create a creamy mushroom sauce to accompany the chicken.
  • After cooking the chicken, you can deglaze the skillet with white wine to create a flavorful reduction sauce before adding the mustard sauce ingredients.
  • Mix honey with the Dijon mustard to create a sweet, tangy glaze for the chicken breasts.
French Mustard Chicken Breast

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge – You can store the leftovers of this French mustard chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for about 5 days.
  • Freezer – You can also store the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • Reheating: You can reheat the leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop, but you’ll need to thin the sauce with a little chicken broth or water.
French Mustard Chicken Breast

How To Serve French Mustard Chicken Breast

If you want to make a complete meal, you can pair this French mustard chicken breast with many side dishes. Here are some great ideas:

Can I Make This Recipe Dairy-Free?

Sure, you can prepare a dairy-free creamy French mustard chicken by replacing the heavy cream with the same amount of canned coconut milk.

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French Mustard Chicken Breast

French Mustard Chicken Breast

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Diaconu from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

This French Mustard Chicken recipe is creamy, delicious, and super easy to make! Just pan-sear some chicken breasts until golden and top them with a rich, tangy mustard sauce. Perfect for any special occasion or a quick dinner, this dish is sure to delight!
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Ingredients
 
 

For The Chicken

Creamy Mustard Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp thyme fresh or dried
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Season The Chicken. Start by preparing the chicken breasts. Add the chicken breast to a large bowl, then add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, paprika, and cracked black pepper. Mix well until both sides of the chicken are evenly coated with the seasoning. Set aside.
    instructions French Mustad Chicken season the chicken breast
  • Cook the Chicken. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the seasoned chicken breasts. Cook them for about 6-8 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
    instructions French Mustad Chicken pan sear the chicken breast
  • Make The Mustard Sauce. In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook them until they are soft and translucent, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in Dijon mustard, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, and thyme. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in heavy cream, stirring until the sauce is well combined and starts to thicken.
    instructions French Mustad Chicken making the mustard sauce
  • Season the sauce with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
    instructions French Mustad Chicken making the sauce
  • Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet, coating them with the mustard sauce. Allow them to simmer in the sauce for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring the chicken is heated through and coated with the flavorful sauce.
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
597kcal
Total Carbs
6g
Net Carbs
5g
Protein
54g
Fat
39g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
3g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword French Mustard Chicken Breast
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