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Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken

My sister Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken is so tasty and quick that it’s perfect to make for a low-carb dinner the whole family will like! 

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The Denny family has a lot of good cooks, and Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken is a recipe I got from my sister Janet many, many years ago. It’s quick and easy enough for a work-night dinner, but very tasty. I remember Janet making this in the kitchen at my parent’s house, long before I ever thought about low-carb or Keto dinners, and then sometime in the early days of my blog I realized this is a nice carb-conscious main dish that also happened to be friendly for the original South Beach Diet as well with the right ingredient choices.

The recipe has an easy pan sauce that uses mayo and sour cream, and I’d definitely use the full-fat mayo and sour cream. But if you’re following the original South Beach Diet they’d recommend light sour cream and mayo for Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken, and that’s an adjustment that simple enough to make. Take your choice on which ingredients you prefer, but don’t pass up this simple and delicious chicken dinner; I promise you’ll love it!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • poultry seasoning
  • mayo
  • sour cream
  • Dijon mustard
  • dry mustard
  • ground ginger
  • chicken stock or broth
  • chopped parsley (optional)

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How to Make Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. The recipe from my sister is for 8 chicken breasts, but I cut it in half when I made it to take these photos. This reheats well though, so go ahead and make the full amount if you want leftovers.
  2. Start by trimming all visible fat and tendons from chicken breasts, then cut small slits going down each breast to help the chicken cook quickly.
  3. Season chicken breasts on both sides with poultry seasoning (affiliate link). (I dump some into my left hand, then use the right hand to rub it on the chicken.)
  4. Heat olive oil in a heavy frying pan, then saute chicken over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes on the first side, or until all the pieces are lightly browned.
  5. Turn chicken over and cook 2-3 minutes on the second side, until chicken feels almost, but not quite firm to the touch. (It will continue to cook in the sauce, so don’t overcook.)
  6. While the chicken cooks, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, Dijon mustard, dry mustard, dry ginger, and chicken stock. (The sauce will look thin.)
  7. After you’ve cooked chicken on the second side, pour sauce over, reduce the heat to a very low simmer, and let chicken simmer in the sauce about 20 minutes, turning a few times.
  8. After 20 minutes, the sauce will be reduced and slightly thickened. Remove chicken to a plate, whisk sauce a few times to make sure it’s smooth, then pour over chicken and serve hot.

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Make it a Meal:

For a low-carb dinner, I’d eat this with a vegetable dish like Roasted Broccoli with Garlic, or Slow Roasted Asparagus.

More Ideas with Chicken Breasts:

Chicken and Quickly Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Ratatouillefrom The Perfect Pantry
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon-Mustard Pan Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sage Saucefrom Simply Recipes
Chicken Piccata with Fried Capers from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Janet's Easy Mustard Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

Janet's Easy Mustard Chicken

Yield Makes 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

My sister Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken is so tasty and this is easy enough for a low-carb dinner on a work night!



  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 T olive oil (will depend on your pan)
  • poultry seasoning to season chicken before browning

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (see notes)
  • chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Trim all visible fat and tendons from chicken breasts, then make very small slits crosswise down the length of each breast. (This helps the chicken to cook evenly. Be careful not to cut through too far.)
  2. Season chicken with Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link) on both sides.
  3. Heat olive oil in large frying pan big enough to hold the chicken in a single layer, add chicken and cook about 4 minutes on the first side, until chicken is lightly browned.
  4. Turn chicken over and cook 2-3 minutes on the second side, until chicken feels almost, but not quite firm to the touch. (It will continue to cook in the sauce, so don’t overcook.)
  5. While chicken cooks, put all sauce ingredients in bowl or large measuring cup, and whisk to combine.
  6. When chicken is well browned, lower heat and pour sauce over.
  7. Simmer 20 minutes, being sure to keep heat at a very low simmer.
  8. After 20 minutes, remove chicken from pan and whisk the sauce a few times to be sure it’s smooth.
  9. Serve hot, with a little sauce spooned over each piece of chicken, garnishing with fresh parsley if desired.


You can use one 14 oz. can chicken broth for this recipe.

This recipe from my sister Janet. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 42g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This easy chicken recipe would be suitable for low-carb and low-glycemic diets, including all phases of The South Beach Diet. South Beach would recommend low-fat mayo and low-fat sour cream for this recipe, personally I’d use full-fat sour cream and mayo, and that’s what low-carb diets would recommend.

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    44 Comments on “Janet’s Easy Mustard Chicken”

  1. Does the chicken broth thicken? This sounds kind of watery to me. Can I use less broth?

    • The broth will evaporate and reduce the sauce as it simmers, but of course you can use less broth if you prefer. Check to step-by-step photos to see what I mean. Of course this is half the amount of sauce for four chicken breasts.

  2. So glad people are enjoying this!

  3. Made this for the 3rd time, yummy! I used 2% greek yogurt and full fat mayo. Also used Chicken cutlets, b/c it's what I had. DELISH! Kids went back for seconds!