Creamy French Mustard Chicken

When the days are brisk and you crave the comfort of a warm, hearty meal, there’s nothing quite like the rich and creamy flavors of French cuisine simmered to perfection in a slow cooker. Today, I’m sharing a beloved recipe that’s close to my heart, Slow Cooker Creamy French Mustard Chicken. This dish is steeped in French cooking tradition, showcasing the depth of mustard paired with tender chicken. It’s the epitome of home-cooked goodness that, despite its fancy name, is simple enough to become a weeknight favorite. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just want to provide your family with a cozy meal that feels like a hug, this recipe will not disappoint.

This delectable Slow Cooker Creamy French Mustard Chicken pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. You can serve it on a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes or alongside some al dente pasta to sop up all that delicious sauce. For a lighter touch, a crisp green salad or steamed green beans make a fresh and vibrant contrast. Don’t forget a chunk of crusty bread to ensure not a drop of that creamy sauce goes to waste.


– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 4 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1/2 cup whole grain mustard
– 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1/2 cup sour cream
– 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
– 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (plus extra for garnish)


1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper generously.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and brown the chicken breasts on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to the slow cooker.

3. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté briefly until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer while scraping any browned bits from the pan.

4. Stir in the whole grain mustard and Dijon mustard, and then pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker.

5. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

6. When the cooking time is almost complete, whisk together the heavy cream and sour cream in a small bowl. Pour this mixture into the slow cooker, stirring gently to combine.

7. Add the chopped thyme and let cook for an additional 20-30 minutes until the sauce is creamy and heated through.

8. Serve the chicken with a sprinkle of fresh parsley as a garnish.

Variations & Tips

– For a lower fat option, you can substitute the heavy cream and sour cream with Greek yogurt, just remember to stir it in at the very end to avoid curdling.
– If dealing with picky eaters or those with a milder palate, you can reduce the whole grain mustard to a third of a cup for a less intense flavor.
– To add a touch of sweetness, a tablespoon of honey mixed into the sauce can create a lovely balance.
– This recipe can also be adapted for pork loin or turkey cutlets, so don’t hesitate to experiment.
– And remember, slow cookers can vary, so the first time you make this, keep an eye on the chicken to ensure it doesn’t overcook. Moist and tender is what we’re aiming for!

As always, cooking is about making a meal that resonates with your family’s tastes, so tweak as you see fit, and enjoy the process of creating a dish that fills your home with warmth and love. This Slow Cooker Creamy French Mustard Chicken is more than just a meal—it’s a gesture of care and comfort that is sure to be appreciated by all who gather at your table.

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