One Pot Mustard Chicken and Bacon Skillet

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mustard chicken, one pot chicken recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
This One Pot Mustard Chicken and Bacon Skillet made with white wine and cream is such an easy romantic DELICIOUS meal! Full of flavor and fool-proof!
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  • 3/4 cup Dijon mustard divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, whichever is your favorite
  • 6 sliced thick cut bacon diced
  • 1 cup dry white wine I used Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme


  • Mix 1/2 cup of the dijon, the paprika, and the salt and pepper to taste in a shallow bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Fully coat each chicken thigh in the mustard mixture. If using chicken thighs be sure to get in all the nooks and folds. Place the coated chicken in 2 large ziplock bags and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. (you can skip this step but the longer it marinates the better!)
  • When ready to cook, remove the chicken from the fridge and set aside.
  • Add the diced bacon to a large skillet over medium/high heat. Stir as it cooks, until fully crispy and done. I like mine extra crispy, but cook to your favorite level of doneness. Set aside and allow to drain on a paper towel. Leave the bacon grease in the skillet.
  • Place the chicken in the empty pan and brown each side for 4-5 minutes. The chicken doesn't need to be all the way done. Remove from the pan and set aside with the bacon.
  • Add the wine to the pan and scrape the bottom with a wooden spatula. That's where all the good flavor lives!
  • Whisk in the remaining dijon, the whole grain mustard, and the heavy cream. Add back in the chicken, bacon and toss in the fresh thyme.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce is reduced to your liking.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8.7% | Vitamin C: 3.8% | Calcium: 6.1% | Iron: 15.2%