Easy Baked Mustard Chicken

This baked mustard chicken breast recipe is the easiest meal you’ll make this week. It requires literally 2 minutes prep time, then you just let the oven do the job. As much as I love embarking in time-consuming kitchen adventures, sometimes we just ain’t got the time. This baked chicken recipe is for those days. Minimum effort that lands you a healthy chicken dish.

A bunch of minutes of prep time and then about 40 minutes in the oven. Now don’t let those 40 minutes cooking time scare you. It’s oven time – passive time. I promise that this recipe is only 2 minutes hands-on. If you can handle the wait, this effortless baked mustard chicken will become a favourite.

Baked mustard chicken served with salad.

There is a lot that you can do in that half hour as the chicken bakes. You can of course take care of a side dish, if you wish to stay in the kitchen and get something more done. Or you could take care of the laundry. Water your plants. Drink a glass of wine reading a book. Help your child with homework. You could even take a quick shower or a short walk with the dog but do come back to check on the oven after about 20 minutes. It’s all time that you had budgeted for cooking and that you now won back!

The ingredients

Chicken breasts, and 3 condiments. That’s it. Not only is this recipe easy, it also requires minimal ingredient amounts. This recipe yields 2 portions, but you can adjust the amounts in the recipe card below if you need to serve a larger party.

The ingredients needed for the recipe.

For additional flavour, I have used herb salt. Mine’s a mixture of salt and dried onion, garlic, parsley, leek and oregano. You can just use regular salt if you don’t have herb salt at hand.

In this recipe I have used Dijon mustard, but you could use any type you like. I am also quite fond of honey mustard, it will obviously impart a little sweetness to the dish. Coarser grain mustard is also a great idea. Really, go with your favourite – or with what you have in the fridge.

Sour cream is to be preferred for the extra depth of flavour that its acidity conveys, but regular cream can be used in substitution. Feel free to choose a lactose/milk free alternative if you have an allergy.

A single chicken breast served with salad.

How to make this super easy baked mustard chicken

  • Sprinkle the salt over both sides of the chicken breasts, lightly massaging it in.
  • Add the mustard and sour cream to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place the chicken breasts in an oven-safe dish and spread the mustard mixture on both sides. Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature in the thickest part reads 75°C (170°F).

What to serve with mustard chicken

If you’ve chosen this recipe because you are not willing to spend more than 2 minutes in the kitchen, just serve your chicken breasts with a simple salad. One of the bagged ones, easy peasy dinner’s ready. This flavourful chicken goes extremely well with salad, so even if you’re not willing to devote more time to your dinner, with salad it’s gonna be delicious and healthy.

If you choose to spend those 40 minutes in the kitchen to fix a side dish, here are some suggestions that can keep you busy as the chicken bakes:

Baked mustard chicken in a casserole dish.

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Easy Mustard Chicken

Baked chicken breasts with mustard, an easy dish that requires very little preparation and lands you a healthy simple dinner in just over a half hour.

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword baked mustard chicken, dijon mustard chicken, easy baked chicken breast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 60 ml sour cream
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • pinch of herb salt

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the salt over both sides of the chicken breasts, lightly massaging it in. Place the chicken breasts in an oven-safe dish lined with baking paper.

  2. Combine the mustard and sour cream in a small bowl and stir. Brush mixture on both sides of the chicken breasts.

  3. Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature in the thickest part reads 75°C (170°F).

Recipe Notes

Baking time varies according to the thickness of the chicken breasts. Thicker breasts will require additional time, so it's always best to use a meat thermometer to be sure. Chicken is not a food you should eat not properly cooked.

Please notice that the nutritional information provided in this recipe card is made by an online calculator and meant to be used as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Mustard Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 899mg26%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Mark Mackey October 5, 2021 at 22:19

    On the easy mustard chicken recipe, what size size is the skinless or skin on chicken breast?
    Mark Ma key

    Reply
    1. Eva October 7, 2021 at 10:53

      Hi Mark! I use skinless and mine are about 150 g each.

      Reply
  2. David Scott Allen October 6, 2021 at 11:27

    Thanks, Eva — looks wonderful! My “similar” recipe uses butter instead of cream, but I imagine they are similar. I can’t wait to try your version!

    Reply
    1. Eva October 7, 2021 at 10:51

      Oh yeah they must be pretty similar. Definitely give sour cream a try, I love adding sour elements for flavour’s sake! My mom when I told her about this recipe said you could even do mustard and mayo! Also worth a try.

      Reply
      1. David Scott Allen October 7, 2021 at 18:39

        We do mustard and mayo and lots of black pepper on both chicken and fish – your mom is right! But the sour cream is especially appealing.

        Reply

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