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Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken With Crispy Bacon

A deliciously Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken with crispy bacon pieces will become your new favourite dinner, with dairy free options!AN ORIGIANL CAFE DELITES RECIPE
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 level tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, (or 3-4 cloves crushed garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to season
  • 5 skinless and boneless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
  • 1/2 cup diced bacon, trimmed of rind and fat (I used 4 small bacon rashers)
  • 1/3 cup cream (light or reduced fat) *SEE NOTES FOR SUBSTITUTION OPTIONS
  • 1 cup milk (skim, 2% or full fat - almond milk may be used for a dairy free option)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (corn flour) mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a large, shallow dish, combine the honey, mustard, garlic, oil and salt to taste (not too much salt if serving with bacon as the bacon will add a salty flavour when served). Coat chicken evenly in the sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat a nonstick pan (or skillet) over medium heat. Fry bacon until crispy; transfer to a plate. To the same pan, sear chicken fillets on each side in the oil left over from the bacon until just beginning to brown (about 3 minutes per side -- not completely cooked through as we will finish them in the sauce).
  • Add any remaining honey mustard sauce into the pan along with the cream and milk. Bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally to mix the favours through the sauce (about 3 minutes), until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a warm plate.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the centre of the pan, mixing it through the sauce until it thickens. Place chicken back into the pan; coat with the sauce. Top with the bacon and garnish with parsley.
  • Serve over steamed / roasted vegetables for lower cal options. Also great with pasta, rice or mashed potatoes!

Notes

*Replace the cream with milk of your choice. Just make sure you LOVE the flavour of the milk you are using as it will impact the flavour of your sauce! I recommend skim, 2% or full fat. You can also use almond milk for a dairy free option.
Nutritional information is based per serve, including cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 533mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.7mg