easy chicken dijon

Easy Chicken Dijon

Dinner | October 19, 2016 | By

When my kids were growing up they loved Chicken Divan ~ boneless chicken, Green Giant frozen cheesy broccoli, a can of Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, more cheese, all baked into creamy deliciousness and served over a bed of rice. Even my husband loved that dish. How often does it happen everyone is on the same page plate? I could almost hold my breath in the time it took the make it ~ ideal for nights there were after school activities. Even though I no longer shuttle to and from soccer, cheerleading and drama practice, somehow our lives are still busy! Easy Chicken Dijon is a grown up, fresh version with mushrooms, herbs and another layer of flavor with the addition of Dijon mustard and guess what? It’s ready in under 30 minutes and so delicious no one even misses the cheese. Easy Chicken Dijon made with fresh mushrooms and herbs and the bold taste of Dijon mustard. It's ready in under 30 minutes with a rich, deep flavor.

My husband and I watch our grandkids, ages 2 1/2 and 6 months two days each week. They’re so much fun and we’re grateful to have the time with them. At the end of the day though, we’re whipped. My husband sometimes suggested catching a bite out and while I don’t mind someone else doing the dishes sometimes, the truth is when I eat out too much my clothes shrink! You too?

Recipes like this Easy Chicken Dijon that go from stove to table fast but are still delicious and overall healthy are just the ticket.

The Ingredients ~

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • ¾ to 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 3-4 Fresh sage leaves (whole)
  • 1/4 cup of onion, chopped
  • 2 ½ cups of fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream

Easy Chicken Dijon made with fresh mushrooms and herbs and the bold taste of Dijon mustard. It's ready in under 30 minutes with a rich, deep flavor.

Instructions:

Pound the chicken between two pieces of parchment paper to an even thickness then season with salt and pepper. You can slice them thinly, but if you’re able to get out a few frustrations and get dinner going at the same time, why not? 

Add olive oil and one tablespoon of the butter to a large skillet, allowing the butter to melt. Place the chicken breasts into the skillet along with 3-4 whole sage leaves (the sage shown in the photos is from my garden and were tiny so I added extra). Sauté the chicken over medium heat caramelizing on both sides then remove the chicken and sage from the skillet.

Melt the other tablespoon of butter then add the onion, mushrooms, grated garlic and Worcestershire sauce and continue sautéing until the onions are softened.

Blend in the tomato paste and Dijon and continue cooking a couple of minutes. Lower the heat, sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir, simmering 2 minutes. Pour the wine over the top, whisking to combine then simmer another couple of minutes before adding the chicken stock combining well to form the sauce.

Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over the top. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked completely, then taste and adjust salt and pepper as you like.Easy Chicken Dijon made with fresh mushrooms and herbs and the bold taste of Dijon mustard. It's ready in under 30 minutes with a rich, deep flavor.

I love the ease of boneless chicken and how quickly a meal comes together with it. If you’re not a fan of rice or are just looking for an alternative, Easy Chicken Dijon is also delicious over egg noodles. 

Looking for another delicious chicken recipe? This Chicken Piccata is one of my favorites!

Easy Chicken Dijon made with fresh mushrooms and herbs and the bold taste of Dijon mustard. It's ready in under 30 minutes with a rich, deep flavor.

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Easy Chicken Dijon
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter , divided
  • ¾-1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 3-4 Fresh sage leaves (whole)
  • 1/4 cup onion , chopped
  • 2 ½ cups fresh mushrooms , sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
Instructions
  1. Pound the chicken between two pieces of parchment paper to an even thickness then season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add olive oil and one tablespoon of the butter to a large skillet, allowing the butter to melt. Place the chicken breasts into the skillet along with 3-4 whole sage leaves.


  3. Sauté the chicken over medium heat caramelizing on both sides then remove the chicken and sage from the skillet.

  4. Melt the other tablespoon of butter then add the onion, mushrooms, grated garlic and Worcestershire sauce and continue sautéing until the onions are softened.

  5. Blend in the tomato paste and Dijon and continue cooking a couple of minutes. Lower the heat, sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir, simmering 2 minutes. Pour the wine over the top, whisking to combine then simmer another couple of minutes before adding the chicken stock combining well. Last fold in the sour cream.

  6. Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over the top. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked completely, then taste and adjust salt and pepper as you like.

Comments

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    Mary
    October 25, 2016

    Bernie, this is a gorgeous dish of chicken! Love that it is on the table in quick time! Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Chat soon!

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      Bernie
      October 26, 2016

      Thanks friend ~ it’s one of our favorites! Enjoy the week and let’s keep in touch.

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    Chris
    May 13, 2017

    Missing one ingredient. How much garlic do you grate? Also, it never says when to add the chicken back to the sauce. Guessing before covering and simmering for another 10 minutes at the end

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      Bernie
      May 14, 2017

      Hi Chris – I went back and checked the recipe again and you’re absolutely right — so sorry for the missing info! I appreciate you letting me know. I’ve updated the recipe. Would love your feedback on how you liked it!

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