Skillet Herbed Chicken with Mustard

Sunday, September 14, 2008


  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup white wine
  1. In a small bowl, blend Dijon mustard and honey. Mix in the tarragon, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in the skillet, and brush on both sides with the Dijon mustard mixture. Pour 1/4 cup wine around the chicken. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes, until liquid is reduced.
  3. Pour another 1/4 cup wine around the chicken, and continue to cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat, reserving remaining liquid.
  4. Mix remaining wine into the skillet. Increase heat to medium, and scrape up browned bits. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced by about 1/3. Serve as a sauce over the chicken.
"This is one version of a classic French recipe that I have adapted for quick and easy preparation. You may wish to adjust the quantity of tarragon to taste."