20-Minute Creamy Mustard Chicken Thighs


This quick-cooking chicken thigh recipe is perfect for weeknights. A little bit of mustard mixed with a touch of cream creates a luscious sauce for the chicken thighs.

20-Minute Creamy Mustard Chicken Thighs
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once halfway, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a clean plate.

  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine and mustard, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Stir in cream and capers. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Cover and simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh registers 165°F, about 4 minutes. Serve topped with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
21g Fat
4g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 278IU 6%
Sodium 431mg 19%

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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