Creamy Mustard Chicken

It’s been a while since I blogged a pasta recipe, and I think it’s about time I added another. I don’t think I have ever met a pasta dish I didn’t like! Spaghetti, macaroni, rigatoni—it’s all good! Plus pasta is versatile enough to be made as a main or a side and can be eaten plain, with sauce or with other toppings, and in soup. Today I decided to try this Creamy Mustard Chicken recipe. It’s chicken cutlets in a Dijon mustard and cream sauce served over angel hair pasta. Yum! If that wasn’t enticing enough, it’s ready in about half an hour. I do love those quick and easy recipes, so let’s find out if this one is as good as it sounds.

In this healthy, creamy mustard chicken recipe, thin-sliced chicken breasts cook quickly and are delicious smothered in a velvety, light mustard sauce and garnished with fresh chopped sage.

Recipe Author: EatingWell Test Kitchen from EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2013
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The Ingredients

Shopping for this recipe was simple, and I didna have any trouble finding the ingredients I needed. As usual, I had a few things in my pantry like salt, pepper, garlic powder, flour, and olive oil.

I even had some Dijon mustard, mini bottles of white wine for cooking (sorry, I forgot to put it in the ingredients photo), and half a package of angel hair pasta leftover from the last time I made Lemon Garlic Pasta.

That left me to buy the fresh sage, shallot, light sour cream, and chicken. I found them all at my usual grocery store with no special trips or online orders needed.

Creamy Mustard Chicken Ingredients
Chicken cutlets, shallot, flour, extra virgin olive oil, flour, angel hair pasta, fresh sage, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard (not shown: dry white wine)

The Process

My Creamy Mustard Chicken started out smoothly, got a little confusing, then straightened out. I began by putting a large pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta and moved right into the chicken.

Things started out with seasoning the chicken and dusting it with flour. I did those steps and put it into a large saute pan to cook for 3 minutes per side. Since I used chicken cutlets, I chose the shortest time because I didn’t want to overcook them. It was perfect!

I finished the rest of the prep work while the chicken browned, but that took my attention away from the pasta. Nothing bad happened—I just had to turn the heat down to low so it didn’t boil over while I was busy.

The chicken and sauce had my full attention until it was finished, and this is where things got a little confusing. Step 4 is all about the sauce, and it’s a lot. I had to keep re-reading it to make sure I was at the right place in the process.

Once I was at the end of Step 4, things got back on track. I finished up the sauce, added the chicken to it, and finally got started on the pasta. Angel hair pasta cooks fast, thank goodness, so finishing up only took a couple more minutes. Here’s how my time was spent:

  • 22 minutes to make the chicken and sauce
  • 5 minutes to cook the pasta
  • 27 minutes total

That’s just under the 35-minute total time listed so I was well pleased.

Chicken cutlets that have been seasoned, floured, and pan-fried
Chicken cutlets that have been seasoned, floured, and pan-fried

So how was it?

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This Creamy Mustard Chicken lived up to its name. Juicy chicken cutlets were breaded, pan-fried, and served with a creamy mustard sauce over angel hair pasta. I was pleased that it took me a little less than the time listed (35 minutes), but the instructions were confusing at times. All of the instructions for the sauce are in Step 4, and it was hard to keep my place. I think I would have had an easier time if there were multiple steps for the sauce. Overall, I'm calling this a Pinterest success, with a note that you really need to use a mustard you love as it's the most prominent flavor.
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