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Creamy Dijon Chicken

This chicken dish is extremely fast and economical. It makes a nice sauce that works well over brown rice or wide noodles. If you want extra sauce for leftovers, double the recipe. —Irene Boffo, Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 small onion, halved and very thinly sliced
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • Whisk together cream, mustard and brown sugar. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to even thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat; brown chicken on both sides. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and cream mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce: 295 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • Mark
    Apr 7, 2020

    Fail. No mention of the onion in step one and then step two says “add onion and cream mixture”. Are to sauté the onion first and add the cream? Throw them in raw? Proofreader sleeping on the job.

  • scubacas
    Jun 19, 2018

    Super easy and quick-many times when mustard is an ingredient you can barely taste it-made exact to recipe and I really enjoyed

  • cynandtom
    Jun 13, 2018

    I followed recipe with the exception of adding some minced garlic and a dash of Worcestershire, doubling the sauce as the writer recommended because I like sauciness. Very quick and easy to put together. Delicious!

  • KarenKeefe
    Mar 31, 2017

    I was looking for that "something different" chicken recipe. Found it! I didn't have cream on hand so used milk and sour cream instead. Took others advice and made extra sauce. Excellent results!

  • LPHJKitchen
    Mar 14, 2017

    This recipe was easy enough to make but I did think it needed just a bit more flavor - so we added some minced garlic. I should have doubled the sauce! Very quick and tasty!

  • MarilynRaz
    Feb 20, 2017

    Tasty, moist chicken. Great!

  • Elaine
    Feb 12, 2017

    Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly as written except I used more onion. There was plenty of sauce, but will double the amount next time.