Easy Creamy Mustard Chicken For One

Easy Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe – a single serving version of a classic French dish. One chicken breast (or thigh) cooked in a velvety smooth and creamy mustard tarragon sauce. The ideal amount for anyone cooking for one. Serve over rice or pasta.

Chicken With Mustard Tarragon Sauce For One - a single serving version of a classic French dish. One chicken breast (or thigh) cooked in a velvety smooth and creamy mustard tarragon sauce. The ideal amount for anyone cooking for one. Serve over rice or pasta. | One Dish Kitchen

When my kids were small, I would often make this creamy mustard chicken recipe for dinner. The flavor of the chicken with a mustard tarragon sauce is spectacular and my family loved the big chunks of chicken smothered with sauce served over a plate of pasta.

I loved the fact that this dish came together quickly, tasted gourmet and was fairly inexpensive to put on the table. It’s a meal that was perfect for a busy weeknight but also beautiful enough to serve guests.

I’ve taken the same Chicken With Mustard Sauce that I’ve been making for so many years for my large family and scaled it down to serve one person. This chicken recipe has the same wonderful ingredients found in the original version but now it’s the perfect amount for one.

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Mustard Chicken

Step 1

Start by cutting one chicken breast into cubes. Heat a little butter in a skillet and add the chicken to the pan. Cook the chicken, then transfer the chicken pieces to a plate.

Step 2

Add cream to the same pan along with a teaspoon of dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon of dried tarragon. Stir the sauce for a few minutes until it begins to thicken. Add the chicken back to the pan and stir to coat all of the chicken with the sauce.

Step 3

Serve the chicken with mustard tarragon sauce with rice or over pasta.

If you’re following a low carb diet, this mustard chicken needs to be on your menu. Instead of serving it with rice or pasta, try serving it with a delightful cauliflower mash.

Dijon mustard and tarragon go so well together and the velvety smooth sauce is ideal with chicken. I’ve even used the mustard tarragon sauce with salmon and shrimp as well.

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Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe

Chicken With Mustard Tarragon Sauce For One - a single serving version of a classic French dish. One chicken breast (or thigh) cooked in a velvety smooth and creamy mustard tarragon sauce. The ideal amount for anyone cooking for one. Serve over rice or pasta. | One Dish Kitchen

Creamy Mustard Chicken For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken, mustard, tarragon
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast , cut into strips or cubes (about 8-ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. 
    Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan.
    Brown chicken pieces on all sides. Reduce heat and cook, covered, 10 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil to keep warm. Add cream to the skillet; scraping up the brown bits from the pan.
  • Stir in the mustard and tarragon. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Taste sauce and add additional salt if necessary. Add the chicken back to the pan and stir to coat each piece of chicken with the sauce.
  • Pour over cooked rice or pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 462mg | Vitamin A: 21% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 4.1%
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8 COMMENTS


  1. I made this tonight. It was awesome. I was happily surprised how tender the chicken was. I have not had that recently with any chicken recipe. Tasty and tender. Perfect portion. So happy and thank you for sharing with all!

    • Hi Tillia,

      I’ve never tried making this dish in a slow cooker so I can’t tell you if it would work the same. However, if you decide to try it, I would cook the chicken in the slow cooker with a little salt and pepper and add in a cup or so of chicken broth (I’m assuming you are using a 1.5 to 2-quart slow cooker). After the chicken has cooked, remove the chicken briefly from the slow cooker and whisk in the cream, mustard, and tarragon. Then put the chicken back into the sauce to cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes. Be sure to add additional salt and pepper if necessary.

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