Chicken Diane

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Chicken Diane is an easy yet impressive dinner. Perfect for a weeknight or when entertaining guests.

Chicken Diane on a blue plate.

I’m not quite sure how I found this recipe for Chicken Diane but am I ever glad I did! It just so happened that I actually had everything I needed to make it. Plus, the green onions I had really needed to be used up. I’m so glad I didn’t need to go to the store.

3 pieces of chicken in a skillet.

The original recipe for Chicken Diane served four but I scaled it back to two for us this particular evening. It would make a nice intimate dinner, maybe for date night, an anniversary, or Valentine’s Day but would also be perfect for entertaining. This really cooks up fast, especially since you flatten the chicken.

Because it cooks fast, you can’t walk away. Keep an eye on the chicken because if you overcook it, the result will be dry. You want the chicken to have some color so it looks appealing.

When making the sauce be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the stuck bits off and add more flavor. If you want, you can strain the sauce before spooning it over the chicken but I don’t find it necessary.


Chicken Diane on a blue plate.

A few tips:

  • Make sure your oil and butter are hot before you put in your chicken. It will be less likely to stick.
  • Crunched for time? Use chicken cutlets. A bit more expensive but no need to flatten.
  • Be sure to use a non-stick pan. I really like using my cast iron or Calphalon pan for this recipe. You do want some yummy brown bits to stick to the bottom so it will flavor your sauce.
  • I added an extra pat of butter to the sauce for richness. Don’t skip this step, you’ll thank me.
  • Serve with steamed green beans and bacon and cheddar smashed potatoes to complete the meal.
  • If you have any leftover pan sauce serve rice and use the sauce to moisten the rice. 7-Up Pound Cake makes a delicious dessert for this meal.

Chicken Diane is an easy yet impressive dinner. Perfect for a weeknight or when entertaining guests.

More Chicken Recipes

If you’re family enjoys chicken recipes, here are a few more plus one from my frined Nicole over at Daily Dish Recipes. 

Chicken Diane

Quick, easy and delicious, chicken Diane is perfect for busy nights.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions


  • Flatten chicken to 1/4 inch thickness; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In a large non-stick skillet, brown chicken in olive oil and 2 teaspoons butter over medium heat for up to 10 minutes on each side or it is no longer pink inside.
  • Remove chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. In the same skillet, whisk the lemon juice, parsley and mustard until blended. Whisk in broth; heat through. Place each chicken breast on a plate, spoon sauce over chicken and sprinkle some chopped green onions on top.

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  1. I do love it when I already have the ingredients on hand. It’s like a little victory in the universe. This looks tasty.

  2. This sounds so delicious and super easy to make. Perfect family dinner on weekdays. I love that gravy on top. Sooo yummy!

  3. This looks delicious! I’m always looking for new chicken recipes to try. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

  4. I’m always looking for new ways to serve chicken, and this will be a big hit here! I hate pounding out chicken, so I pay the little extra for thinly sliced or cutlets 🙂

  5. I’ve never made chicken diane, but it looks and sounds like something we are going to love! It’s always nice to have a new chicken recipe!

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