Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce)


This chicken with moutarde, or Dijon mustard, is a fantastically easy and delicious dish made with onions, white wine, and heavy cream. Your family will feel like they've had a meal made by an impressive French-inspired chef. Serve with rice, pasta, or crunchy French baguettes.

close up view of Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce) over pasta, garnished with fresh herbs, on a white plate, next to a knife and fork
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 pound skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cup Dijon mustard

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • cup heavy cream

  • 1 large bay leaf

  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Warm oil and butter in a large, oven-proof casserole dish or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place into the pot, skin-side down. Brush thighs with 1/2 of the mustard. Cook until skin is golden, 3 to 4 minutes, and turn thighs over. Brush with remaining mustard. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more and transfer thighs to a plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add sliced onion to casserole dish. Cook until nearly clear, 5 to 6 minutes. Pour in wine to deglaze. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Keep cooking until sauce reduces slightly and no longer smells strongly of alcohol, 3 to 4 minutes more.

  4. Pour broth and heavy cream into the casserole dish. Scrape the bottom to loosen browned bits. Add bay leaf and thyme. Return chicken to the casserole dish and cover.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven, until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
26g Fat
19g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 919mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 60mg 298%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 460mg 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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