Maple-Mustard Skillet Chicken


Maple Mustard Chicken is a super easy yet super flavorful chicken recipe! Chicken breasts are seared in a skillet until perfectly golden brown then covered with a sweet and tangy maple mustard sauce. It’s perfect for busy days!

Maple Mustard Skillet Chicken

Maple Mustard Skillet Chicken Recipe

I’ve always had a thing for honey mustard sauce so obviously I’m going be in love with the maple mustard combo too. And something about it just says fall, right?

This chicken cooks in a flash and prep couldn’t be easier! People often say they don’t have time to make a nice meal but chances are all of us have 20 minutes to spare during the day at some point.


And that’s just what it takes to make this simple chicken recipe.

Skillet Chicken with Maple Mustard Sauce shown here in stainless steel 12-inch skillet.

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

  • Chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic
  • Low-sodium chicken broth or white wine
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Stone ground mustard and dijon mustard
  • Minced fresh rosemary, parsley or thyme (optional)

Scroll below for full printable recipe.

Maple Mustard Skillet Chicken

How to Make Maple Mustard Skillet Chicken

  • Pound chicken with the flat side of a meat mallet to even out their thickness. Season with S&P.
  • Sear chicken in oil in skillet until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Melt butter in skillet, saute garlic.
  • Stir in broth. Add in maple syrup and both mustards.
  • Let mixture simmer until slightly thickened.
  • Return chicken to pan. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with herbs if desired.

Maple Mustard Skillet Chicken single serving on plate with a side of vegetables.

This Simple Sauce is Perfect for Chicken!

I mean I could dip just about anything in that sauce!

And I love how the hint of butter and splash of maple sweetness balances out the tang of the mustard. Because straight up mustard can be strong.

But here there’s just a well balanced blend of everything and I have the feeling you may find yourself, like me, just slightly obsessed.

This is how you do weeknight chicken dinners!

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Maple-Mustard Skillet Chicken

4.84 from 6 votes

A super easy yet super flavorful chicken recipe. Chicken breasts are seared until golden brown and covered with a sweet and tangy maple mustard sauce. Perfect for busy days!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 326 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth or white wine
  • 3 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp stone ground mustard*
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced rosemary, parsley or thyme (optional)


  1. Pound chicken with the flat side of a meat mallet to even out their thickness. Season both sides with pepper and lightly with salt.

  2. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear on both sides until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add butter to same skillet. 

  4. Reduce heat to medium, add garlic and saute until golden brown, about 30 seconds. 

  5. Pour in chicken broth and scrape up browned bits. Add in maple syrup and both mustards. 

  6. Let mixture simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. 

  7. Return chicken to pan. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with herbs if desired. 

  8. *A whole grain dijon mustard may be used in place of using two kinds of mustard. I just keep both kinds on hand.

  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Maple-Mustard Skillet Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Charlotte Muia: Made this today & it was delicious, easy to do. I used chicken tenders, stout seeded mustard, tarragon mustard & sprinkled on diced fresh rosemary & diced fresh sage. November 2, 2017 at 6:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the tips, glad you liked it Charlotte! November 2, 2017 at 9:01pm Reply

  • Chris: Love the recipe! I have made it a few times. October 29, 2017 at 4:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked the recipe enough to make it multiple times Chris! Thanks for your review! October 29, 2017 at 9:26pm Reply

  • Noreen: THIS WAS DELICIOUS! My husband said sauce was restaurant quality. The combo of flavors…I could drink that sauce! I used Rosemary, wine and Trader Jo’s whole grain Dijon. Had a baked sweet potato which tasted extra good With it. Thank you!! October 3, 2017 at 8:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you both loved it Noreen! October 4, 2017 at 11:12am Reply

  • Beatrice Linscott: I have looked at the recipes that whole looked and sounded like they will be real good recipes. I’m going to start trying some of these recipes.. September 29, 2017 at 12:32pm Reply

  • Sarah: I just made this for dinner and it was wonderful! Definitely going to become a go-to recipe! Thank you. :) September 11, 2017 at 10:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for your review Sarah! September 12, 2017 at 8:49pm Reply

  • taralyn: Family loved this recipe. I used the chicken broth to make the sauce and added just a splash ( maybe 2 lol ) of white wine. I’m definitely making this again. Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes. September 6, 2017 at 5:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoyed it Taralyn! September 7, 2017 at 11:16am Reply

  • Aria Smith: This chicken recipe looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipes. September 1, 2017 at 12:21am Reply

  • dragon ball super: Those look delicious! maybe i’ll make them for my cookout this weekend! August 31, 2017 at 9:07pm Reply

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