Chicken in Onion and Mustard Sauce


Surprisingly mild and easy to make, this dish takes to substitutions well depending on what you have in the house. Despite the name, even my young children enjoy this chicken! It's quick, easy, and something different for dinner. Apple juice may be substituted for the applesauce and wine. Grainy, spicier mustards will create a spicier sauce; mild or sweet mustards will create a milder sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
3 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 small red onion, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 2 tablespoons mustard

  • ¼ cup half-and-half cream

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken on both sides with pepper; cook the chicken breasts in the butter until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 6 to 7 minutes each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove the breasts from the pan and set aside.

  2. Stir together the onion, parsley, applesauce, wine, mustard, and half-and-half in the pan; bring the mixture to a boil and cook about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan; add the walnuts. Allow to cook until the chicken is warm, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
23g Fat
12g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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