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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Creamy Dijon Chicken is incredibly delicious and fast weeknight chicken dish. Pan seared chicken breasts are coated in a restaurant-quality creamy Dijon sauce with smoked beef and baby spinach. Keto- friendly and gluten free. Serve with steamed rice or over pasta.


For The Chicken

  • Chicken breasts/ thighs ( boneless and skinless)- 1 kg/ 2.2 lbs
  • Ground black pepper- 1/2 tsp.
  • Garlic powder- 1 tsp.
  • Salt- as needed
  • Vegetable oil-1 tbsp.

For The Sauce

  • Bacon ( cubed)- 100 gm
  • Vegetable oil/butter- 1 tbsp.
  • Red onion ( finely chopped)- 1
  • Garlic cloves ( minced)-2
  • Dried rosemary-1 tsp.
  • Thyme( dried)-1/2 tsp.
  • Chicken broth (low sodium)-1/2 cup
  • Half & half cream- 1 1/2 cup
  • Dijon mustard- 2 tbsp.
  • Parmesan cheese ( grated)- 1/4 cup
  • Baby spinach leaves- 2 cups.
  • Salt- to taste
  • Ground black pepper- as needed
  • Fresh parsley (chopped)-1 tbsp.


  • Put chicken breast onto a cutting board and season with salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, cook chicken until  browned on both sides and cooked through over medium-heat, about 8-10 minutes per side ( depends on the size  of chicken breasts/thighs). Transfer to a plate and cover with foil.
  • In the pan/skillet fry smoked beef until crisp, then transfer to a plate.
  • Heat 1 tbsp. of oil/butter in the same pan, add the chopped onion and fry until golden brown. Then add garlic, thyme, rosemary and  sauté until fragrant, about 50-60 seconds.
  • Whisk in chicken broth, bring to a simmer and cook until liquid has reduced by half.
  • Stir in half and half, Dijon mustard  and mix well. Bring to a simmer again, then add Parmesan cheese and cook until cheese melts and the sauce thickens.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add  the baby spinach and allow to wilt, then put the cooked chicken back to the skillet. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and top with fried smoked beef.
  • Serve with steamed rice, mashed potatoes or over pasta.


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 403 kcal
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 881 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 181 mg