Creamy Dijon herb chicken is a one pan meal that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. This chicken skillet dinner recipe takes about 30 minutes to make.
Sometimes I wouldn’t know a good thing if it smacked me in the face and called me by name. I have turned my nose up at ‘quick foods’ for years because I, for some reason, thought that meant I couldn’t do it better myself from scratch.
Well, HELLO….I don’t know what I was thinking. Taking shortcuts when making meals from scratch is not the same as plopping down a plate of Hamburger Helper on the dinner table. I have learned to embrace shortcuts and I have learned that all things do not have to be from scratch to be healthy, nutritious and family favorites! See what happens when you add too much self imposed stress to meal prep?
Creamy Dijon Herb Chicken Skillet
I have a meal that I make often when nothing else sounds good but the recipe calls for half and half or heavy cream and I don’t always have that on hand. Not to mention that it packs a fat/caloric one two punch and let’s face it, I can definitely cut back in this area. A few weeks ago I watched the chef at the Taste of Home show make this creamy Dijon herb chicken. It looked so easy and effortless to make, and it is! It is also such a close cousin to my Chicken with Grapes recipe that I knew that we would love it.
Did I mention that this is one of the quickest meals I have ever seen prepared? At the beginning of the cooking demo, I thought that she would have used cream, or at the very least, half & half. Oh noooo….she used cream cheese. I almost NEVER cook with cream cheese. Baking yes. Dinner on the stove, no. I don’t know why. It might be that I thought it was akin to processed cheese for years. It might be that I am weird…who knows. What I DO know is that I must have been crazy to have not tried this before as this dish is a WINNER!!
Serve the creamy Dijon herb chicken over egg noodles or herb roasted potatoes, with a veggie, like I did with sauteed green beans.
Could this delicious chicken skillet dinner be any easier to make?