Mustard Herb Crusted Chicken Breast; the neighborhood

I can’t believe I’ve never posted this recipe. I’ve been making it forever.

I make it with both chicken breasts and turkey cutlets.

It’s quick, easy and we love it.

I use hot Dijon mustard and freshly grated Parmesan, but you could use any mustard and pre-grated Parmesan..

When I lived in the U.S. I used the Parmesan that came in the green cardboard tube.(Don’t tell the food police.)

A non-stick skillet works best – or a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.

I tried baking them… less oil and all that. They were good, but I missed the nice, crisp crust.

If you use thin turkey cutlets cut the frying time in half. My chicken breasts were about 6oz (180gr) each.

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Mustard Herb Crusted Chicken Breast

These fry quickly and stay tender and moist.

  • Author: KateLZ
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs olive oil


  • In a bowl flat enough that you can lay the chicken breast flat (or a small pie plate, or whatever works) lightly beat the egg with a fork.
  • Add the mustard and beat until well combined.
  • In another, similar bowl combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, thyme and garlic powder.
  • Heat 1 tbs oil in nonstick skillet (large enough to hold both chicken breasts) over medium heat.
  • With tongs or fingers dip both sides of chicken breast in egg mixture then in crumb mixture.
  • Place in pan and sauté 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining 1 tbs oil to skillet and turn breasts.
  • Sauté on other side for another 6 – 8 minutes, or until done. They should be nicely browned. Remove and serve.


I use chicken breasts that are 5 – 6 oz (150 – 180gr) each. If yours are very large you might want to cut them in half and / or pound them a bit thinner.
Use any herbs or mustard you like.

Keywords: chicken breasts, mustard crust, herbs

Mustard Crust Chicken Breasts

I forgot to post the last photos from our morning walk….. The neighbors.

Guapa is patiently waiting at the gate for me to take the photos.

We have two neighbors on our lane. The first is around the corner in front of Guapa and up the hill.

I stood in one place for all 3 photos.

The other neighbor is past our house, at the end of our lane.

Now you have seen the neighborhood.

We’re all within waving distance.

2 thoughts on “Mustard Herb Crusted Chicken Breast; the neighborhood”

  1. Our neighbors are spread out like that as well. Unfortunately, we live on what has turned into a fairly busy road since being paved, and has a 55mph speed limit. While we’re not close to the road, there is nowhere safe to walk. I have to drive the dog and myself to wherever we’d like to walk. Kind of takes the spontaneity out of it.

    Your recipe looks delish! 🙂

    • Our lane is a dead end and posted… Still, people drive down, try to turn around on a tractor path that is always muddy and get stuck. Most of them are too embarrassed to come to us for help and call a tow truck – as they should 😉

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