Creamy Dijon Mustard Chicken is an easy dinner (or lunch) recipe that adults and kids will love. The sauce is made with garlic, dijon mustard, and chopped spinach. For an added bonus, this recipe takes only 20 minutes to make!

Two chicken breasts topped with a creamy dijon mustard chicken sauce.

I’ve never been a fan of plain ole cooked chicken breasts. I’m much more of the “chicken WITH a sauce” type of gal. I find the sauce keeps the chicken interesting.

I’m here to tell you just how excited I am about this recipe! We’ve eaten this multiple times for dinner this past month. It’s one recipe you can count on for multiple reasons:

  1. the ingredients needed are always in my house/fridge (chicken, spinach, cream, milk, dijon mustard).
  2. It doesn’t take a lot of time to make this mustard chicken recipe (20 minutes is all!!!!).
  3. The flavor is incredible.

How to make Dijon Mustard Chicken

First, take 2 chicken breasts and cut them in half lengthwise to create 4 chicken filets. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

A white cutting board with 4 chicken breast halves on the board.

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and sear the chicken breasts until golden and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side.

Transfer the chicken to a plate.

A skillet with 4 seared chicken breasts.

Making the Creamy Mustard Sauce

To make the sauce, add the garlic to the now empty skillet and stir the garlic for a few seconds. Stream in the heavy cream, milk, and dijon mustard and bring to a low simmer.

Once simmering add the parmesan cheese and chopped spinach. Stir the spinach into the sauce so that it starts to wilt.

A skillet with a creamy dijon mustard sauce and chopped spinach added on the top.

Place the cooked chicken into the sauce, making sure to spoon the mustard sauce over each chicken breast. Keep the chicken in the skillet until warmed and heated through.

Serve immediately.

Overhead photo of creamy dijon mustard chicken on a black plate.

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Two chicken breasts topped with a creamy dijon mustard chicken sauce.
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Creamy Dijon Mustard Chicken

A delicious seared chicken breast topped with a creamy dijon mustard sauce with chopped spinach. This dinner takes only 20 minutes to make!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 chicken breasts - cut in half lengthwise to create 4 chicken filets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 cups fresh spinach - chopped


  • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. 
  • Pour oil In a skillet over medium heat; once oil is shimmering add the chicken breasts and sear each side for 6-8 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. 
  • Reduce heat to medium low and add the garlic to the skillet. Cook for 30 seconds and then pour in the heavy cream and milk. Stir in the Dijon mustard. 
  • Bring to a simmer. Once simmering reduce heat to low and add the parmesan. Mix to combine and then add the chopped spinach. Stir in the spinach, and the place the chicken breasts back in the skillet. Scoop the cream mixture overtop of each chicken breast. Heat until chicken is warm again and serve immediately. 


Calories: 426kcal (21%)Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)Protein: 31g (62%)Fat: 31g (48%)Saturated Fat: 19g (95%)Cholesterol: 146mg (49%)Sodium: 394mg (16%)Potassium: 607mg (17%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 2270IU (45%)Vitamin C: 6.3mg (8%)Calcium: 252mg (25%)Iron: 0.9mg (5%)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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