This juicy chicken dijon dish has a tangy flavor with a bit of spice and is served over savory mashed cauliflower! The perfect combination!
First of all, creamy chicken dijon with mashed cauliflower has the most incredibly moist chicken and is full of flavor. The dijon sauce is out of this world creamy and when served with the right side dish only enhances this meal that much more. Both of these recipes are a quick weeknight dinner idea! If you aren't a fan of cauliflower mash try serving this dish with Oven Baked Zucchini Chips or Grilled Veggie Kabobs!
I know I have mentioned this before, but my weeknights are crazy and I really do believe that dinner should be made and not ordered. You want to set a good example for your kiddies, but I totally understand when time is a constraint. As always I find something for my little ones to help out with. They are pros at throwing the ingredients into a bowl and mixing away! This dinner took me a total of probably 30 minutes tops. Any meals that are quick are a staple in my kitchen 🙂
Ingredients to make creamy chicken dijon
Check out the photo below for all the yummy ingredients!
To make this delicious meal you will need
- reduced-sodium chicken broth - can also use regular chicken broth or no-salted chicken broth
- coconut aminos - a healthier alternative to soy sauce
- 4 to 8 oz chicken breasts - make sure to cut off any fat pieces
- kosher salt - I always use this salt over the others because it enhances the flavor of your dish as opposed to giving it a salty taste
- avocado oil - can use olive oil if you don't like the taste of avocado, avocado oil has a higher smoke point which is why I tend to use it more often
- garlic cloves, minced - I am always one for fresh herbs, but when desperate times call for desperate measure I am a fan of Spice World Organic Garlic - $11.42
- heavy cream - can also use coconut cream if you are looking for a dairy free substitute
- thyme - fresh
- whole grain dijon mustard
- 1 large head of cauliflower - remove leaves and chop into chunks to make it easier to mash
- kosher salt and ground black pepper- wrote ingredient twice because you will need it to season your cauliflower mash too
- unsalted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
How to make this easy recipe
Begin by mixing chicken broth and coconut aminos in a small bowl and set aside. Season your chicken with salt and pepper to your liking. Once seasoned, heat oil in a cast iron skillet or large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Add your chicken and saute for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until golden brown and internal temp reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the broth mixture and combine with the chicken. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside, keeping warm.
In same skillet add 1 tbsp of mustard and the garlic. Saute for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the chicken back to the pan and scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom. Increase heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
Add the cream and thyme and return to a simmer again for about 3 minutes and continue to scrape up any bits that still might be on the bottom just until sauce thickens. Stir in the mustard at the end and remove from the heat.
To serve; plate your cauliflower mash (below read how to make cauliflower mash) and top with dijon chicken and pour creamy dijon sauce on top. Garnish with parsley or more thyme!
You can also serve this dish mixed with bacon and spinach, or mushrooms. Or try serving it over rice or potatoes,
How to make cauliflower mash
To make your quick cauliflower mash, start by heating a large pot of water to a boil. Season with salt and add in your chopped up cauliflower and return to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Strain in a colander and dump into a large mixing bowl. Add in your butter, salt, and pepper. Using a hand blender blend until smooth and creamy. If you don't own a hand mixer you can use a potato mash and mash until you reach your desired consistency.
Can I use different brands of Dijon mustard
You sure can! This mustard originated from the town of Dijon in Burgundy, France. Dijon mustard has a tangy, sharp, and strong flavor with a bit of spice. It has a more pungent flavor than yellow mustard. If there is a brand that you have always loved then feel free to use that brand. When you find a brand you love, you stick with it. No need to change to my favorite brand. Here are a few others I recommend if you are in the hunt.
- Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
- Maille Original Dijon Mustard
- Annie's Organic Dijon Mustard
- Organicville Organic Dijon Mustard
- Trufflehunter Real Black Truffle Dijon Mustard
Other side dishes to serve with your chicken dijon
Not a fan of cauliflower mash? A few of my favorite side dishes that I think will pair very nicely with the chicken dijon are my Super Crispy Sweet Potato Fries , Grilled Veggie Kabobs , or even my Homemade Crockpot Applesauce would pair nicely around this time of the year.
Tips and FAQ's
If you don't own a hand blender you can purchase one below OR just use a potato masher. Once your cauliflower is boiled and you've added your butter, salt and pepper, grab your potato masher and go to town. You can make the consistency to your liking. I like a smooth consistency, but some people like to leave little chunks of the cauliflower.
Cuisinart Hand Blender!
If you are on a dairy-free diet, then you can also swap out the heavy cream for coconut cream and it will work just as good!
Organic Coconut Cream
You can add cornstarch. Add 1 tsp of cornstarch into your mash and mix well until it's fully absorbed.
Other chicken recipes to try
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Creamy Chicken Dijon
- large non-stick skillet
- ½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 head cauliflower leaves removed and chopped into quarters
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips
- 2 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- parsley optional for topping
- Mix chicken broth and coconut aminos in a small bowl; set aside. Season your chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium high heat and add oil. Add the chicken to the skillet; cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Add broth mixture; combine well with the chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside, keeping warm.
- In same skillet add in 1 tbsp mustard and garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant; about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil for your cauliflower mash. Add a dash of salt.
- Scrape up the bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet using a wooden spoon and add your chicken back in. Add in your cream and thyme, again scrapping up any remaining bits. Return to a gentle simmer and cook until sauce thicken. Add in remaining 1 tbsp of mustard and stir until combined.
- Once water boils for cauliflower mash, add in your cauliflower chunks and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and add to a mixing bowl. Using either a potato masher or a hand blender, smash until desired consistency. Add in more salt and pepper to your liking.
- To serve; plate your cauliflower mash and top with dijon chicken and pour creamy dijon sauce on top. Garnish with parsley or more thyme!