Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quick and Easy 15-Minute Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Mustard and Tarragon

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes—[that said I always have trouble getting this right—haven’t tried it yet—and I usually skip the garlic]. From the newsletter of The World’s Healthiest Foods, which I enjoy because of the good research and documentation, and a minimum of trendy opinion.



  • 1 medium onion cut in half and sliced medium thick
  • 5 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 1 TBS + 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh tarragon (or 1 tsp dried tarragon)
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tsp dried parsley)
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  1. Slice onion and press garlic and let sit for 5-10 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a 10-12 inch stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. While onions are sautéing, cut chicken into pieces. Add chicken pieces and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently to seal chicken on all sides. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  4. Add mustard, 1/2 cup broth, and honey. Mix thoroughly and simmer uncovered for about 7-8 minutes on medium-high heat stirring occasionally to cook chicken evenly. This will also reduce sauce.
  5. While chicken is cooking, chop herbs and add at end with salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4

Serving Suggestion: Serve with

  • Mediterranean Swiss Chard

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