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Mustard & Onion Chicken Breasts #Simple Eating

Mustard & Onion Chicken- simplelivingeating.com

I am writing this Monday night and we are bracing for a Nor'East here in New York. Our town is expecting 20 to 30 inches of snow fall tonight. It is not suppose to be icy, so I hope the power will stay on... we have a wood burning stove to keep warm. 

This was definitely a day for a simple meal and nothing is quicker or easier to make than chicken breasts. I didn't even have to go to the grocery store for this dinner because I always keep chicken breasts in the freezer and a bag of onions in the basement. 

Mustard & Onion Chicken- simplelivingeating.com

I bet you have the rest of the ingredients too: mustard, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce... oh yes, and a little bit of white wine. We started buying boxed wine and it never seems to go bad. I keep a white wine box in the refrigerator mostly for cooking. 

Well, enjoy this simple meal. This post will be live after the storm, so I hope you all were safe and warm. 

Mustard & Onion Chicken Breasts

by Diane Balch at simplelivingeating.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: saute entree gluten-free chicken onions mustard French winter

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1.5 to 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoon of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon of Herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


1) In a large skillet saute onions in 1 tablespoon of EVOO on medium high heat until they wilt.
Then add the garlic and let it cook for a minute, do not brown the garlic.
2) Add the Herbes de Provence saute for a minute. Then turn the heat up to high and add the wine. Stir and let it reduce for about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium.
3) Add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Whisk these ingredients together lower heat and let the sauce simmer until it begins to thicken a little. Pour into a bowl and set it aside.
4) Rinse out the skillet and add 1 tablespoon of EVOO to the pan. Heat it on medium high heat until a drop of water sizzles in the oil.
5) Saute the salt and peppered chicken breasts for about 5 minutes per side covered or until the center temperature is about 160 degrees and the meat is no longer pink.
6) Pour the sauce over the chicken and warm it up in the pan by basting the breasts.
Serve with mashed potatoes, rice and a dark green vegetable.

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  1. It looks fabulous Diane! Hope you're staying nice and warm!

    1. Thanks Adelina,
      We didn't loss power and we only got a foot of snow.

  2. This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-feb-01-2015/

  3. Your Mustard and Onion Chicken Breasts are making my mouth water. That recipe will be made very soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. What a lovely recipe, Diane. I love the flavours in the sauce. I hope the storm didn't hit you all too hard. Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-)

    1. Thanks April,
      This last storm gave us a lot of snow, but not ice. We are expecting another on Monday. This is crazy.

  5. HI Diane! I'm stopping in from Let's Get Real today. I don't know why it is, but I'm obsessed with onions right now. Perhaps, my body knows something I don't. This receipe looks really beautiful and I'm sure it tastes great. Can't wait to give it a try. We've been dealing with winter here in Ohio too. I'm tired of shoveling! Stay warm.

    1. I crave onions all of the time Christina. I'm not too surprised you crave them in the winter they are high in vitamin C, cabbage is a good source too. Fortunately we have a plow that shovels our driveway because it is long, so I only have to do the front and back stairs. Look on the bright side shoveling is a good work out.

  6. I'm always a sucker for mustard--any kind of mustard! This looks so good. And I have almost everything. Just need white wine (all I have is red right now!)

  7. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.


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