Chicken in cheese and mustard sauce recipe

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Chicken in cheese and mustard sauce is a delicious dish that would be perfect served with new potatoes or pasta and plenty of veg

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time1 hours

Chicken smothered in a rich and creamy cheese sauce with a hint of mustard then baked until bubbling and golden this dish is a real winter warmer! Serve with boiled and crushed potatoes, boiled rice or buttered noodles and steamed green vegetables for a filling family supper. If you’re short on time then use a tub of ready-made cheese sauce and heat through gently with the mustard before pouring over the chicken.

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 25g butter
  • 25g plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 100g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven the 190°C/375°F/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Place the chicken fillets in a shallow ovenproof dish, cover and bake the chicken for 20 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a pan. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 mins. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk.
  3. Return the pan to the heat and slowly bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-6 mins, stirring, until you have a smooth thick sauce. Stir in the cheese and mustard and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Uncover the chicken and pour over the sauce. Return the dish to the oven and bake, uncovered, for a further 25-30 mins until the sauce is bubbling and golden.
Top Tip for making Chicken in cheese and mustard sauce

If you prefer a smooth sauce stir in 2tsp of smooth Dijon mustard or 1-2tsp English mustard powder instead of the wholegrain mustard.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies