Chicken in Mustard Cream Sauce

Served with a rich and creamy sauce, these chicken thighs make a simple yet special main dish.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
4
boneless chicken thighs
2
tablespoons chicken broth
2
tablespoons whipping cream
2
oz cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and chicken. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken to plate; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Drain drippings, reserving bacon and garlic in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully stir in broth and whipping cream; cook and stir until hot. Using whisk, slowly stir in cream cheese and mustard until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in chopped thyme. Cook about 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until sauce just starts to boil and is thickened.
  • 3 Serve sauce with chicken. Garnish with thyme sprigs.

Expert Tips

Cream cheese can curdle or scorch if it’s cooked too quickly or if the heat is too hot. For a creamy, smooth sauce, cook cream cheese over low heat and slowly incorporate broth, adding a tablespoon at a time.

Serve the chicken and sauce with cooked linguine or your favorite pasta.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.