Busy cooks, say hello to another no-fuss, comforting, skillet chicken recipe: garlic Dijon chicken. Be sure to watch the video for how to make this Dijon Chicken and see my suggestions for what to serve along (below).

Skillet of Garlic Dijon Chicken ready to be served

When in doubt, it's boneless chicken thighs to the rescue! I always keep them on hand because they are so easy to work with. And, honestly, they're kinda hard to mess up (they don't dry up as easily as chicken breasts do.)There are so many ways to dress up the humble thighs turning them into glorious dinners from balsamic chicken to chicken couscous.

This time, I made a simple sauce with fresh garlic, Dijon mustard and a few favorite spices. The Dijon chicken goes in my regularly-used cast iron skillet for a quick bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. The kitchen smells like heaven!

Dijon Chicken garnished with fresh parsley

What to serve with this Garlic Dijon Chicken

This garlic Dijon Chicken is quite a versatile dish that you can pair up with your favorite sides. I usually make this easy Lebanese rice and vermicelli or these Greek potatoes. OR, try these easy roasted veggies. And to brighten things up, add this loaded Balela salad or my lazy  3-ingredient Mediterranean salad.

Close-up of skillet garlic Dijon Chicken cooking in a skillet

Important Tip for Garlic Dijon Chicken

One thing to remember, this garlic Dijon chicken bakes quickly, so it's a good idea to prepare sides first.

Watch how I make this skillet Dijon Chicken Recipe

 

 

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Garlic Dijon Chicken Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. All-star Dijon chicken recipe. Healthy, gluten free chicken prepared with a light sauce with fresh garlic, Dijon mustard, quality olive oil, honey and warm spices. Bakes in 25 minutes! Recipe comes with suggestions for Mediterranean dishes to serve along! From TheMediterraneanDish.com #chickenrecipes #Mediterraneandiet #healthyrecipes #glutenfree #onepandinner #skilletchicken #skilletrecipes #chickenthighs #chickenthighrecipe

Garlic Dijon Chicken Recipe


Description

Easy, flavor-packed garlic Dijon chicken is the perfect weeknight meal.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (8 pieces)
  • Salt
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into large pieces

For Garlic Dijon Sauce

  • ⅓ cup Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsp quality Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp quality honey
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¾ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Take chicken out of the fridge. Pat dry and season on both sides with salt. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. Make the honey garlic Dijon sauce. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, spices, and salt. Mix.
  4. Add chicken to the honey garlic Dijon sauce. Coat each piece well with the sauce, then transfer chicken to a large  lightly-oiled cast iron skillet (or baking sheet). Pour any Dijon sauce left in bowl on top. Add the onions.
  5. Bake in heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken thighs are fully cooked through (internal temperature should register 165 degrees F)
  6. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot with Lebanese Rice and loaded Balela salad or this simple 3-ingredient Mediterranean salad (see additional suggestions above)

Notes

  • Cooking Tip: This garlic Dijon chicken bakes quickly, so it's a good idea to prepare sides first.
  • Recommended for this Recipe: our Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives). And from our all-natural and organic spice collections: ground coriander, and sweet Spanish paprika.
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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Garlic Chicken, Chicken, Dijon Chicken, Easy Chicken Recipe

Skillet containing chicken with a Garlic Dijon sauce

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Garlic Dijon Chicken Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. All-star Dijon chicken recipe. Healthy, gluten free chicken prepared with a light sauce with fresh garlic, Dijon mustard, quality olive oil, honey and warm spices. Bakes in 25 minutes! Recipe comes with suggestions for Mediterranean dishes to serve along! From TheMediterraneanDish.com #chickenrecipes #Mediterraneandiet #healthyrecipes #glutenfree #onepandinner #skilletchicken #skilletrecipes #chickenthighs #chickenthighrecipe

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I'm Suzy; born and bred right on the shores of the Mediterranean. I'm all about easy, healthy recipes with big Mediterranean flavors. Three values guide my cooking: eat with the seasons; use whole foods; and above all, share! So happy you're here...
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  1. This is a great recipe, and as good the second day. Simple, straight forward and delicious.

    I got something special out of it. Years ago, I had an excellent chicken with tarragon at a bistro in the old city in Nice, France. I've been trying to equal that recipe for twenty plus years. I have gotten the flavor right, but created really complex cookery to get there. I think that this recipe with a tarragon substitute will be that bistro recipe, but so much simpler. Now for the tarragon out in the garden to grow.

  2. Very Good!! I paired it with Greek roasted potatoes....delish!! I would make it again as well as the potatoes. I like how all the recipes (so far, for me) feel light and not heavy. The recipes are well seasoned and you can make them without fault. The recipes are quick and easy and the instructions are well written.. I will be trying more recipes, for sure!! (Tonight is salmon, I'll leave a comment tomorrow. I am sure it will be fabulous, as the rest.
    Thanks so much!
    Jackie

  3. I don’t usually leave reviews but this was so dang delicious! We’re having it for dinner again tonight. Thank U for the recipe:)

  4. So delicious and easy! I used skinless, bone-in thighs as I find them to be much more flavorful, but otherwise made exactly as listed. Very much appreciate your talent for achieving just the right balance of flavors that put so many of your recipes into the five star category!

    1. Norma, I also find skinless, bone-in thighs more flavorful, did you adjust the cooking time? If so, how? Thanks for replying.

  5. I’m dying to make this and our local groceries have major supply chain issues…I can’t get dried mint anywhere! How would I substitute fresh mint?

    Thank you so much!!

  6. I could eat this dish so often and it would be a new experience everytime. Thanks, Suzy! Cheers!

  7. I’m going to add artichoke hearts to this! I love me a good chicken recipe with chunky onion slices!

  8. The perfect easy meal to cook on the days you don't want to cook. Only had chicken breasts on hand and they were tender and full of flavor! I'm a fan!!

  9. Awesome recipe - chicken was so tender and full of flavor - definitely will be making this one again!

  10. Another hit recipe! It is delicious. I made it exactly as written. Bonus for being super easy to make.

    1. Hi, Janine! Yes, this can be made with chicken breasts. It's hard for me to advise on a specific time adjustment as all ovens vary. Just make sure they reach and internal temperature of 165 degrees F before serving.

  11. This has become the family's favorite chicken dish! Very simple to throw together, and it's finished in no time. Absolutely delicious! This is the dish that is asked for the most. Thank you for such an easy to put together as well as super delish dish!!

  12. I made this for my Husband. He loved it. He is a great cook himself and asked me where I got this recipe from.

  13. Made this the other night for my fiancé and I. We both loved it and had it with your delicious Israeli couscous salad! Thank you Suzy 🙂

  14. This may very well be the best chicken I've ever made in my life! Thanks so much for sharing this!