Creamy Dijon Chicken Recipe

Lately, my schedule has been packed, and my days overflowing with tasks. So, I’ve fallen a bit behind in my menu planning for each week and often have to rely on whatever foods I have in the fridge/freezer/pantry to whip up a tasty and healthy Weight Watchers dinner. And I often have to do this in 30 minutes or less. When this situation arises, it’s recipes like this Creamy Dijon Chicken Recipe that save me. Not only is it quick, easy, and delicious, it requires minimal ingredients, minimal prep AND is just 5 Points per serving. The creamy sauce is so tangy and flavorful, and it all goes perfectly over potatoes, rice or quinoa. When you need something fast, fabulous, and low in Points, this Creamy Dijon Chicken Recipe is your ticket! Enjoy.

Creamy Dijon Chicken

This decadent sauce takes standard chicken breasts to a whole new level. Creamy and tangy, it goes perfectly served over quinoa, potatoes or rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 4 fillets
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Juice from 1 small lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet, over medium high heat.
  2. When oil begins to smoke, add in chicken and sear on both sides (about 2-4 minutes per side).
  3. Turn heat to medium low, and whisk together remaining ingredients in a bowl. Then pour over chicken, cover with a lid, and cook until chicken is no longer pink and is thoroughly cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 18 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 221

Fat: 4g

Protein: 35g

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 piece of chicken with sauce
Each serving = 6 Smart Points/5 Points

PER SERVING: 221calories; 3.02g fat; 0.84g saturated fat; 6g carbohydrate; 3g sugar; 9.4g protein; 0g fiber

7 Comments

  1. This was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  2. Megan Rhodes Reply

    This is SO good–it’s become a regular meal in our house. We love it with steamed asparagus–the extra sauce goes great on top of that too!

  3. yummy! Made this for dinner tonight and loved it. Love your blog and recipes

  4. Charlene D Reply

    Loved this – whipped these up because they looked super easy on a Sunday night – made some rice for my daughter and I and quick stuffing for my son and husband to go with – it was a hit! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. I’ve been lurking on your website for weeks, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried. What an AWESOME recipe it is! A huge hit in our household (also stocked with a diet recipe hating husband). We were in the car, exhausted from shopping all day and about ready to order something unhealthy and expensive for dinner when I found this and boy am I glad I did. It whipped up super fast and had an amazingly complex flavor. This will be in regular rotation for weekday meals, but also good enough to serve guests! Thank you!!

  6. This was delicious! I served it with butternut squash and steamed veggies. I was told by my family to add this to my go to recipes!

  7. purplemidnight Reply

    OHMY!!!! Did you HEAR my husband raving about how delicious this is?? He is not a fan of healthy eating; he is not a fan of ‘diet food’. I’m on WW! I served this with a mashed cauliflower casserole (to mimic cheesy potatoes) and steamed veggies. He raved about it! And it’s FAST to prepare. I think from the time I walked into the kitchen until we sat down was about 20 minutes … for the whole meal (cauliflower casserole was ready). This will become a staple at our house! Thanks so much for sharing.

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