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Dijon Crusted Chicken Breasts

This tangy well seasoned chicken pairs well with most sides.

This chicken dish is a quick fix full of a lot of flavor. I like to pair it with a salad in the summer and potatoes in the winter. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home cookbook but it is also available online. I have altered it a little but by not using margarine and more oil. 

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $24.23 as of August 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $12.23.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1 chicken breast

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and quarter sheet pan

Total time: 20 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $12.00.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $12.00 as of August 2022

  • 1 pound butter $3.98
  • dried bread crumbs $1.08
  • olive oil $2.88
  • dried thyme $1.94
  • Italian seasoning $1.00
  • Dijon mustard $1.12


Total: $12.23 as of August 2022

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts $9.05
  • grated parmesan cheese $3.18

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. In a non-stick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  2. Add chicken then cook for 4-8 minutes on each side (depending on thickness)  until the center reaches 165° F.

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