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Chicken with Mustard Dill Sauce

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This easy chicken dinner is started on the stovetop and finished in the oven. Chicken with mustard dill sauce is moist, highly flavored, and is a dish that is elegant enough to serve to company, but easy enough for weeknights.

Chicken with Mustard Dill Sauce Recipe

I’m not going to lie to you here.  This easy chicken recipe is one I made months ago, but one I just never got around to posting.  Unfortunately, that happens more times than I care to admit.

My intentions are always to get them posted right away but life happens and I don’t always follow through.

The photos of this recipe always are the first to greet me as I go through my photo files and I’m always reminded how tasty and moist this chicken was. 

Plus, I just love the way it looks (if I do say so myself).

Today is the day I procrastinate no longer, and I give to you (drum roll please), Chicken with Mustard Dill Sauce.

Found in America’s Test Kitchen cookbook: The Best Simple Recipes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
salt and pepper
1 shallot, minced
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons dill
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

-In a shallow dish, spread out the flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
-Dredge the chicken in the flour, patting off the excess.
-Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
-Add the chicken breast and cook until nice and golden brown (approximately 5 minutes per side). *Do not overcrowd the pan. You may have to do this in two batches.
-Remove the chicken to a separate plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
-Heat the remaining oil in the empty skillet, over medium heat.
-Add the shallot and cook until softened (about 1 minute).
-Stir in the broth and the wine, scraping up any browned bits leftover from browning the chicken.
-Stir in the dill, butter, and mustard.
-Simmer until slightly thickened (about 8 minutes).
-Spoon the sauce over the chicken breasts and you’re ready to slice and serve!


I served mine with some Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts and a loaf the freshly baked Sourdough Rye With Dill Bread

It made quite a lovely presentation and one that I would be utterly proud to serve to guests. 

Best of all, it took hardly any time at all…but nobody has to know that but you!!!

Chicken with Mustard Dill Sauce Recipe
Chicken with Mustard Dill Sauce Recipe

Until we eat again,


Thursday 12th of July 2012

I'm glad that you found the time to post this. Loving chicken as I do, I'm always looking for new and delicious ways to serve it. This recipe fits the bill perfectly!