Skillet Chicken Dijon Recipe

Chicken Dijon
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 24 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1200 Calories
70g Fat
0g Carbs
132g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g 90%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Cholesterol 418mg 139%
Sodium 630mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 132g
Calcium 74mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy skillet chicken is nicely seasoned with some fresh or dried basil and tarragon along with Dijon mustard. Slice large chicken breasts horizontally to make two thin cutlets or place small chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and pound them gently until they're slightly thinned and even in thickness.

If you don't use thin cutlets, allow more simmering time. Chicken must be cooked to a minimum safe temperature of 165 F.

Serve the chicken with hot cooked rice or baked potatoes along with green beans or greens. Sauteed kale or a spinach dish would be excellent with the Dijon chicken.


  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Dash of pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, wine, Dijon mustard, basil, tarragon, and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray or coat with a little butter or oil. Heat skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Cook chicken for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.

  3. Remove skillet from the heat; carefully add the seasoned broth and wine mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through.

  4. Remove the chicken to a warm serving platter and keep warm.

  5. Boil the pan juices for about 1 minute to reduce to about 1/4 cup.

  6. Pour the reduced juices over chicken.

  7. Serve with rice or potatoes and a green vegetable.

Recipe Variation

  • Replace the tarragon with an equal amount of fresh or dried oregano or marjoram, or with 1 teaspoon of fresh snipped chives.