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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 with a sauce and green onion on a blue plate.

Chicken Diane

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Quick, easy and delicious, chicken Diane is perfect for busy nights.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Anne Lawton

Sunday 5th of May 2019

I love simple and delicious recipes like this!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Monday 29th of April 2019

This is one I definitely need to make...so simple, yet so delicious looking!

Erin Vasicek

Monday 29th of April 2019

I've never made this before but sure enough I have everything to make it too!

Karen

Sunday 28th of April 2019

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

Natalie

Friday 2nd of November 2018

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

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