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Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken

This creamy honey mustard chicken recipe has tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken breasts and a silky honey Dijon sauce. It's quick and easy to make, so it's great for busy weeknights but tasty enough for company! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy honey mustard chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 470kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream


  • Prepare your chicken (cut it in half lengthwise so you have 4 smaller cutlets). Sprinkle them with the garlic powder and salt & pepper and then coat them in the flour. 
  • Heat the olive oil and one tablespoon of the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the chicken pieces and cook them for 4-5 minutes/side or until they're golden. If the oil starts to splatter a lot, reduce the heat. Once the chicken is browned, take it out of the pan and set it aside.
  • Take the pan off the heat and add the rest of the butter, the chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and the honey.
  • Return the pan to the stove and adjust the heat to medium. Stir the sauce until the mustard has dissolved (make sure the liquid doesn't reduce completely).
  • Add the cream. Once the sauce is bubbling again, add the chicken back in. Let it cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is reduced to your liking.


  • I used my 10-1/4" Lodge cast iron skillet to make this recipe. Any skillet is fine, though. You don't need to use cast iron.
  • Chicken is safe to eat when it's reached an internal temperature of 165F. Use an instant read thermometer to test for doneness. 
  • I suggest using fairly large boneless/skinless chicken breasts for this recipe since we're cutting them in half lengthwise. If you have small chicken breasts, use four of them and leave them whole.
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth if you have concerns with sodium content.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1177IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg