Creamy Mustard Chicken


In this healthy, creamy mustard chicken recipe, thin-sliced chicken breasts (sometimes labeled chicken cutlets) cook quickly and are delicious smothered in a velvety, light mustard sauce and garnished with fresh chopped sage. If you can't find chicken cutlets, cut boneless, skinless chicken breast into 4-ounce pieces and place between pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet, rolling pin or heavy skillet until flattened to about 1/2 inch thick.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings, 1 cutlet & 1 cup pasta with 1/ cup sauce


  • 1/2 package whole-wheat angel hair pasta (7-8 ounces)

  • 4 thin-sliced chicken breasts or cutlets (about 1 pound)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, plus more for garnish


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow bowl and coat both sides of the chicken, shaking off any excess. Reserve 2 teaspoons flour; discard the rest.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean plate.

  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Combine water with the reserved 2 teaspoons flour. Add to the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream, mustard, 2 tablespoons sage and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce.

  5. Top the pasta with half the sauce, the chicken and then the remaining sauce. Garnish with more sage, if desired.

    Creamy Mustard Chicken

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
16g Fat
42g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cutlet & 1 cup pasta with 1/4 cup sauce
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Vitamin A 154IU 3%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 101mg 24%
Potassium 367mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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