Don’t you love easy campfire recipes that dress up a standard chicken breast without a lot of effort? This easy Cast Iron Campfire Dutch Oven Chicken In Dijon Mustard Sauce is one of those meals!
I always hold my breath when my picky eater husband takes his first bite of one of my new recipes. I’m happy to report he said “I love this cream sauce” and wondered why I had not served it to him sooner. LOL
How To Make Dutch Oven Chicken Breasts In Dijon Mustard Sauce
Here’s how you make this simple, creamy mustard sauce for chicken.
Easy Camping Recipes Are The Bomb!
I just love easy camping recipes … don’t you?
Just because they are simple … that does not mean your camp meals have to taste bland!
Pan sauces are one of the fastest and easiest ways to add a ton of flavor to your camp food without much work at all.
Seriously, they really are the bomb!
How To Use Dijon Mustard Sauce
A Dijon mustard recipe is usually made with mustard seeds, dry mustard, white wine, vinegar, onion, garlic, salt and pepper so it is a great base for building a flavor-filled sauce.
I don’t use a recipe for making the mustard itself, I just use a prepared Dijon mustard straight off of the grocery store shelf.
Making the actual creamy Dijon sauce is another story … it is worth the little bit of time and effort to create this yummy sauce.
I love using this Dijon mustard sauce on chicken because a skinless, boneless chicken breast is just a blank canvas begging for a punch of flavors!
And, it is an inexpensive lean protein that is friendly on my budget.
But, you don’t have to stop there because my creamy mustard sauce recipe beautifully compliments pork, steak, ham, salmon and other varieties of fish too!
How To Make Campfire Dijon Mustard Sauce For Chicken
Start your food prep by chopping the onion and garlic ingredients that will be used in the sauce and set them aside.
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I like making my Dijon mustard sauce chicken recipe over a campfire using my 12-inch camp Dutch oven but you can use a cast iron skillet too.
Either way, get your campfire started early enough so you are cooking over coals (not flames).
Heat the olive oil in your cast iron cookware … Dutch oven or large skillet … over medium high heat.
You can get a few tips in our Camp Dutch Oven Accessories post.
Season your chicken with salt and pepper and add them to the pan cooking on both sides until just barely done, about 5 minutes per side.
Remove the chicken breasts to a plate and set aside covering them to stay warm.
Our family prefers white meat but you can use chicken thighs too … just make sure they are skinless chicken pieces so you are not adding lots of grease to this simple mustard chicken recipe dish.
Make The Dijon Mustard Sauce
Now it is time to make the Dijon mustard sauce. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté over medium heat for a few minutes until they start to color and become tender.
Raise the heat to medium high, then add the apple cider vinegar and stir to scrape up all the little flavorful bits that may be stuck to the bottom of the skillet, letting the vinegar reduce by half.
Now add the chicken stock (or chicken broth) and allow to reduce again by about half.
It’s time to add the sour cream and Dijon mustard, then bring the sauce to a simmer.
On a personal note, we gave up fat free dairy products a long time ago and I only use full fat sour cream when I am making pan sauces.
Actually, I use full fat sour cream for every recipe because I like the flavor and texture so much more.
Once the Dijon sauce is simmering, add salt and pepper to taste and return the chicken to the pan, cover and simmer until fully cooked through.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for serving.
This easy mustard chicken recipe looks delish but tastes even better!
What To Serve With This Campfire Dutch Oven Chicken In Dijon Mustard Sauce
I like serving an easy steamed broccoli as a side vegetable along with a bed of jasmine rice to nestle the chicken in the Dijon mustard sauce and soak up all of the extra sauce on the plate.
Trust me … you won’t want to leave a drop of this sauce on your plate! If you are on a low carb diet, you can skip the rice and pour the sauce over a bed of veggies.
I also like serving this meal on the last night of a camping trip because I know I won’t have to pack leftovers to take home! LOL
Cooking over campfires is great to keep you warm while also creating winter camping recipes for your cold weather trips!
After you have enjoyed your Dijon mustard chicken meal, don’t forget to clean and condition your cast iron cookware.
That stuff will last for generations if you treat it right!
Get tips in our Cleaning And Seasoning Cast Iron Dutch Oven Cookware post.
More Yummy Chicken Recipes For Camping Dinners
You know I love “playing with fire” when I am cooking at the campsite!
I’ll choose campfire cooking over stove top cooking every day of the week.
If you love Mexican flavors, you’ve gotta try this Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast Recipe. The chicken simmers in a sauce made with diced tomatoes, black beans, corn and cumin. When it’s finished you serve it over rice and top it with cilantro and avocado.
This Dutch Oven Chicken And Rice Camping Recipe is a simple version of the old classic and it does not use canned soup!
It only takes a few minutes to whip up this Grilled Dijon Chicken With Garlic And Jalapeno marinade for this inexpensive protein.
Other Uses For Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
This chicken with mustard cream sauce is not the only way to use my tangy recipe of mustard sauce on meat, don’t forget about using this quick and easy sauce to make your veggies lots more exciting and totally delicious!
It really is one of the most versatile mustard sauces around!
So, I recommend you consider using a modified version as a base for a homemade Dijon mustard dressing for salads … just whisk some of the leftover sauce (that you have refrigerated … if you have any leftover LOL) with one or two tablespoons olive oil until you have the consistency you desire for dressing your leafy greens!
Print This Dijon Mustard Dutch Oven Chicken Breast Recipe
Easy Campfire Dutch Oven Dijon Mustard Sauce Chicken Recipe
- 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless half-breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 small onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 bunch chopped fresh parsley optional, for garnish
- Prepare campfire coals, tri-pod or cooking grate for cooking.
- Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
- In a 12-inch camp Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
- Add the chicken breasts and sauté until just barely done, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken breasts to a plate and set aside.
- Add onion and garlic … sauté over medium heat for a few minutes until they start to color and become tender.
- Raise the heat to medium high, then add the apple cider vinegar and stir to scrape up all the little flavorful bits that may be stuck to the bottom of the skillet, letting the vinegar reduce by half.
- Now add the chicken stock (or chicken broth) and allow to reduce again by about half.
- It is time to add the sour cream and Dijon mustard now … bring the sauce to a simmer.
- Once the Dijon sauce is simmering, add salt and pepper to taste and return the chicken to the pan, cover and simmer until fully cooked through.
- Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for serving.
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