HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN CONSISTS OF TENDER PIECES OF CHICKEN SMOTHERED IN A SWEET AND TANGY, CREAMY MUSTARD SAUCE. THIS HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN RECIPE IS REFRESHING IN ITS SIMPLICITY AND GRATIFYING IN ITS CROWD-PLEASING TASTE.
This post is sponsored by Mirum, all opinions are my own.
This honey mustard sauce dresses up a basic chicken and is great for nights when you have picky eaters seated at your table. This sauce is creamy and flavorful without being too overpowering. It offers an excellent balance of sweet and acidic.
You guys, I am obsessed with this skillet honey mustard chicken, and that thick and creamy sauce I want to douse everything with. But sometimes it gives me heartburn. Something about the mustard.
I used to never get heartburn, but after my four pregnancies, heartburn has become a regular part of my life. And I have had to think more consciously about what I eat so I don’t end up feeling lousy. I don’t like having to skip family movie night, or end up not having fun at parties because of heartburn. It is the worst. There was a time this delicious honey mustard chicken would have been something my family would enjoy, but I would not.
Fortunately, I have found an affordable and convenient solution to frequent heartburn: Buying Equate Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablet (also referred to as ODT) from Walmart. This tablet works like the Store Brand Omeprazole Tablet currently available but in a new form – a dissolving tablet.
Like many heartburn sufferers, I often have difficulty swallowing a pill, so the convenience of an orally disintegrating tablet is awesome. Omeprazole ODT with MELTechTM allows the tablet to easily dissolve on your tongue, it should not be chewed or dissolved in liquid. It is so easy to take, and because you don’t need water, it can be an on the go solution for 24-hour heartburn relief.
Now that I have a solution for my frequent heartburn, I can enjoy foods that used to cause me pain. Like this honey mustard chicken.
How do you Make Homemade Honey Mustard?
One of the things I love about honey Dijon chicken or honey mustard chicken is that there is a great sense of pride I get when I have cooked chicken in a homemade sauce, and it is so finger licking good that everyone in the family gobbles it down and licks their plate clean. As a mom, a dinner with no complaints, and happy faces all around is really a big win. And this particular recipe is awesome because you can whip it up quickly and cook it stove top in a skillet.
There is no greater feeling than the fact that my family loves this recipe is that it is so easy to make. It is faster, and better than take out. The honey mustard sauce is really easy peasy. And when you have the combo of easy to make, and tastes amazing, well that is a winner winner chicken dinner!
What Mustard Do I Use in Honey Mustard Chicken?
When it comes to recipes for honey mustard chicken you will find a lot of variation in the choice of mustard, from yellow mustard to Dijon. I personally love a combination of dijon and brown mustard. I love the depth of flavor it gives, as well as the rich spiciness. (Especially since with Omeprazole ODT that rich spiciness does not lead to discomfort).
Of course, if you do not have brown mustard and Dijon, feel free to substitute other options, but remember, this recipe was tested and this is what I found to be the best combination.
How do you Pan Sear Chicken?
While you could bake or grill this chicken, I have found for this particular recipe, pan seared, and cooked stove top is the way to go. A nice sear on the chicken leads to a sweet caramelization that is just so yummy. And it also means a quick meal that is done is 15-20 minutes. So how do you pan sear? Here are a few of my tips:
- Pound the chicken with a meat mallet to make it even in thickness. This will help it cook evenly and not lead to some parts being dried out while others are undercooked.
- Use a fat in the bottom of the pan. It will help you get that golden brown, add flavor, and make it so you don’t rip up the chicken breast. A little butter or oil can go a long way.
- Sear first, then add sauce. I like to sear my chicken for 5-7 minutes a side to get that golden crust, then remove it from the pan, mix up the sauce, and cook it down a bit in the same pan before adding my chicken in to finish cooking.
- Cook chicken to 165 degrees internal temperature for a safe poultry experience, and so you get a juicy, tender, fully cooked chicken breast.
Most heartburn sufferers know that there are things you can do to prevent heartburn, but avoiding heartburn causing foods is a no go for me. I knew that I didn’t want to have to avoid my favorite foods, like this tasty honey mustard chicken, so I decided to switch to Equate Omeprazole ODT.
Things you should know: Equate Omeprazole ODT has a pleasant taste with the strawberry flavoring, and is designed to treat symptoms of frequent heartburn (2 days or more a week). While it can give you some relief in the first 24 hours, it can take 1-4 days for full effect. It offers long lasting protection, and is designed to be taken in a 14-day regimen with 1 Dose taken every 24 hours for a two week period. However, it is important to note it should not be taken for more than 14 days or more frequently than every four months unless directed by your doctor. Use as directed.
Then enjoy all your favorite foods, including this wildly delicious and easy to make skillet chicken with Dijon mustard sauce.
Honey Dijon Skillet Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream or whole milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbs spicy brown mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place chicken between pieces of plastic wrap, and use a meat mallet to pound chicken until even thickness
- Season with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper on both sides.
- Put olive oil in a large skillet, and turn on to medium heat.
- Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
- To make the sauce, keep the pan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add garlic and saute for a minute or so until fragrant. Add milk. Whisk in honey and dijon mustard and spicy brown until incorporated. Stir in paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add chicken back into skillet, cover with sauce, cook for 1-2 minutes, and serve.
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