One-Pan Dijon Chicken

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One-Pan Dijon Chicken with juicy chicken breasts in a creamy Dijon sauce is the perfect weeknight dinner. Easy to make, ready in minutes, and cooks in one pan!

I was in my room yesterday busy on Facebook working on the blog when G called from downstairs asking if I wanted lunch. I headed to the kitchen expecting a quick Foreman-grilled burger of some sort and was greeted by a pan of moist chicken breasts swimming in a creamy dijon sauce instead.
G doesn’t really cook often, but when he does, he always amazes me with the things he whips up in the kitchen. Sometimes I wonder if I am the REAL food blogger in the house.

Every bite of the chicken dijon was absolute heaven, I had him make it again today so I could eat it for lunch jot down the recipe and take photos to share with you.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal to add to your dinner rotation, this chicken dijon mustard recipe is it! Just a handful of ingredients, 30 minutes and one pan are all you need for a flavorful-packed dish that’s sure to be a family favorite.

Tips on How to Make One-Pan Dijon Chicken

  • Pound the chicken with meat mallet to a uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
  • Pat the chicken dry and cook on medium-high heat so they’ll sear and brown nicely.
  • Do NOT clean the pan after pan-frying the chicken. Those browned bits and pieces add incredible flavor to the sauce.
  • After browning the onions and garlic in butter, the pan is deglazed with white wine. You can omit the wine you like and just double the amount of chicken broth.
  • If you want to cut back on fat, swap half and half for the heavy cream.
  • I used Italian seasoning but fresh/dried parsley or basil will work as well.
  • For a smooth, creamy sauce do not bring the sauce to a boil as the heavy cream might curdle or separate.
Ingredients

4 (4 ounces each) chicken breast, boneless and skinless
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 small onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions
  • Place chicken breasts between two sheets of film and pound with a meat mallet to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned but not fully cooked. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Add butter to the pan. When it begins to melt, add onions and garlic cook until softened. 
  • Add white wine and broth. Bring to a simmer, scraping sides and bottom of the pan.
  • Add heavy cream, mustard, and dried Italian seasoning. Stir until combined.
  • Lower heat. Add mustard mixture and bring to a simmer.
  • Add chicken in a single layer. Cover and continue to simmer until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 F and sauce is thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


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