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One Pan Skillet Honey Dijon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

One Pan Skillet Honey Dijon Chicken

Tender chicken cooked in a skillet so it's crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, served in an amazing honey dijon mustard sauce - all made in one pan!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (you could also use 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Honey Dijon Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika if you have it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper)
  • optional: chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken breasts for 1-2 minutes on each side to brown the outside. Transfer to a plate. (Chicken won't be cooked through yet)
  • To make the sauce, keep the pan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add garlic and saute for a minute or so until fragrant. Add milk. Whisk in honey and dijon mustard until incorporated. Stir in paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add chicken back to the pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thickened. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or cilantro and serve.