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Horizontal image of a plate with green trim and a cast iron skillet with pieces of cooked meat served with seasoned cream and a side salad.

30-Minute Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


For a tangy twist on a quick one-pan dinner, try this chicken with velvety mustard sauce, swimming with shallots and earthy oregano.



  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided, plus more to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup homemade or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with the remaining salt and pepper. Coat the chicken in the flour mixture, shaking to remove any excess.
  3. Place a heavy-bottomed skillet (like a cast iron pan) over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and swirl to coat the pan. Saute the chicken until it is golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until very fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken broth to deglaze the pan, scraping to remove any brown bits from the bottom.
  5. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer, then whisk in the mustard and heavy cream. Cook, whisking often, until the sauce is slightly reduced and thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Whisk in the oregano and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the chicken and sauce among plates and serve with a simple mixed greens salad.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Poultry

Keywords: chicken, mustard, oregano, heavy cream, shallot