Chicken Diane is an easy yet impressive dinner. Perfect for a weeknight or when entertaining guests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta
- Bacon and Swiss Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- Pecan Chicken
- Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Chicken Roll-Ups from Daily Dish Recipes
Quick, easy and delicious, chicken Diane is perfect for busy nights.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
- Flatten chicken to ¼ 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 504mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 38g
Nutrition information automatically calculated. Recipe author has not checked the calculations.
Anne Lawton says
I love simple and delicious recipes like this!
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
This is one I definitely need to make…so simple, yet so delicious looking!
Erin Vasicek says
I’ve never made this before but sure enough I have everything to make it too!
I do love it when I already have the ingredients on hand. It’s like a little victory in the universe. This looks tasty.
This sounds so delicious and super easy to make. Perfect family dinner on weekdays. I love that gravy on top. Sooo yummy!
I love how simple this recipe is, but still full of great flavors!
Cliona Keane says
This is definitely something that would go down as a treat in my house! Thanks for the inspiration!
Andrea Metlika says
I’m always looking for new ideas for chicken. This sounds perfect.
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!
anne lawton says
This looks so good, and it looks so easy to make too!
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice says
I really do need to start making chicken more often! Especially after seeing this yummy recipe!!!
Jolene's Recipe Journal says
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 🙂
Liz @ Books n' Cooks says
This sauce sounds amazing!
This looks so easy and tasty! Love the buttery crispy parts I can see on the chicken!
Sounds like a tasty simple but flavorful sauce to go with chicken.
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!
Karen @Karen's Kitchen stories says
This sounds delicious, elegant, and so easy!
Frugal Hausfrau says
I love anything Dianne but I don’t think I’ve tried chicken! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!