Pan Seared Chicken with a Creamy Mustard Sauce

How many chicken recipes do you have?  I bet… uhhh, a LOT!  We get in dinner ruts sometimes, where it seems like we’re eating the same 10 meals over and over again, or any new meals are too time consuming.  Sound familiar?  This pan seared chicken with an easy creamy mustard sauce is a great way to break out of that rut!

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

It looks so elegant, yet simple at the same time.  Guess what?  It is!  This meal is fancy enough to serve to company, yet simple and fast enough to serve on a busy weeknight for your family.  Don’t you just love versatile meals like that?

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

My inspiration for this recipe comes from Cooking Classy, which is a great blog!  I added a few things here and there, and the whole family loved it… even my kids!  Well, minus the herbs of course… no “green things” for them… (eyeroll).

My 5 year old daughter just told me the other day that I needed to make the “chicken with the sauce” and “brown rice”, which is this chicken dish and my Stick of Butter Rice.  She cracks me up 🙂

I used chicken breasts for this meal, that I just trimmed the excess fat off, but you could substitute for just about any type of chicken you’d like, just adjust the cooking times.  Sometimes when I make this chicken, I’ll pound them with a heavy skillet of rolling pin (with wax paper over the meat of course) until they’re thinner.  It’s up to you 🙂

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

Just heat some oil in a large skillet over medium high heat (I used cast iron).  While it’s heating up, season your chicken with salt, pepper, dry onion flakes, and dried thyme.  Add your chicken to the hot pan, making sure there’s enough space between each breast that they’ll really sear.  I did 3 breasts per pan.  Also, once you add the chicken, don’t move it around.  You really want the meat to have good contact with the pan, so you get a good golden brown crust.

Cook them about 6-7 minutes per side, until they’re cooked through and golden brown.  Take the chicken out of the pan and place it onto a plate and cover loosely with foil.  Now it’s time to make the sauce!

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

Reduce the heat to medium and toss your garlic and shallots into the same skillet and saute them for a minute.  Now whisk in your chicken stock, mustard, cream, salt, pepper, sage and thyme.  Whisk for 3 minutes, until the sauce thickens to your liking.  Stir in the honey until it’s fully incorporated.

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

Serve the chicken with the sauce spooned over the top.  If you’d like, sprinkle with some fresh thyme or fresh minced parsley.

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

If you want to be all fancy-like… slice up your chicken and serve it on a bed of fresh herbs, with the sauce drizzled over all the chicken.

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

If you’re wondering what to have alongside this chicken, I recommend the stick of butter rice, slow cooker ranch mushrooms, parmesan and garlic wedge fries, slow cooker mashed potatoes, sausage stuffed mushrooms or even a simple Caesar salad.

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

The perfect bite of chicken!

If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce!  Simple. Easy. Flavorful!

I hope you all try this one… I think  you’ll really love it!  Simple ingredients and flavors, but a really awesome dish!

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If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce! Simple. Easy. Flavorful!
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4 from 2 votes
Pan Seared Chicken with a Creamy Mustard Sauce
4 servings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
If you're looking for a recipe to switch up your chicken routine, try this pan seared chicken with a creamy mustard sauce! Simple. Easy. Flavorful!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 3 - 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dried onion flakes and dried thyme to taste, or onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp grainy mustard or dijon
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating up, season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, onion flakes, and dried thyme.
  2. Add chicken to the skillet and cook 6-7 minutes per side until cooked through and golden brown. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic and shallots to the same skillet and saute 1 minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, mustard, cream, thyme and sage and whisk until thickened to your liking, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in honey and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve chicken with sauce spooned over top and sprinkle with some chopped fresh thyme and parsley.

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24 comments on “Pan Seared Chicken with a Creamy Mustard Sauce”

  1. Chicken with creamy mustard sauce- I can’t try enough versions!! 🙂 Looks delicious!

  2. This looks wonderful! Definitely trying it! And I’m featuring it this week at #FoodieFriDIY too. 🙂 It’s too delicious looking not to!

  3. I can’t wait to taste this amazing Chicken. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday, I just pinned this recipe it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Oh, yum! This looks so mouth watering, Amanda! I want some, please. 😀

  5. This looks mouthwatering delicious! I love the creamy mustard sauce! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! 🙂
    Cathy

  6. Can’t wait to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  7. Ooh this looks yummy, I love mustard based sauces with chicken!

  8. What a lovey addition to fiesta friday! I like recipes like this a lot – ones that are fancy enough for company or a special occasion but easy enough for a weeknight. My kids love these flavors! Happy FF!

  9. Great looking recipe and pics. I pinned it on a new board “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” LOL Great Link Party tonight. Quinn :)))

  10. OMG This sounds insanely good- and I always buy a ton of chicken and freeze it.. when it comes time to make something with it I’m often at a loss so I’m totally pinning this one, we loveee mustard sauce!!! Nom nom nommmmm!!

    • Thanks girllll!!! Ohh I freeze chicken all the time… our freezer is stocked with all types of chicken, beef, pork, some veal, and chorizo 🙂 When I see a sale, I buy it! I hope you guys love this one!!! Feel free to bump up the “mustard” part if you want an extra mustard-y sauce 😀

  11. My husband makes chicken like this and its sooooo good. You did a great job after seeing the pictures I want some now!!!! Found your post at Tickle My Taste Buds!

  12. YUM! This looks so delicious and easy. I know what you mean about the 10 dishes over and over, I’m always looking for something new and exciting!