French Mustard Chicken

Classic French dish for an easy and fast weeknight meal that tastes outstanding.   


  • Bone in, Skin on Chicken Thighs  ·  2 pounds 
  • Shallots, diced  ·  1/2 cup 
  • Herbie's Tangy Lemon Herb Pepper  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • White wine  ·  1/2 cup 
  • Chicken broth  ·  1 cup 
  • Whole grain dijon mustard  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • Dijon mustard  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • Honey  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Creme Fraiche  ·  1/2 cup 
  • Tarragon leaves, chopped  ·  2 tablespoons 


Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels and season with Herbie's Lemon Herb Pepper. Add the chicken skin-side down to the pan and sear until the fat is rendered and the skin is crisp and brown, 8-10 minutes. Transfer the chicken skin-side up to a large plate.

Add the shallots to the remaining chicken fat in the pan and cook over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine, scrape up any browned bits at the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, and cook until evaporated, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, both mustards, and the honey and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken skin-side up, and add any juices accumulated on the plate to the pan.

Braise uncovered until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken with tongs to a platter.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream and chopped tarragon. Taste and season the sauce with salt and pepper as needed.

Serve the sauce with the chicken (we recommend serving it underneath the chicken to keep the skin crisp), and garnish with parsley if desired.

Spice Notice

You may order the Herbie's spice for this recipe by clicking the spice reference on this page which will take you to the individual spice product.

You can always call us on 707-433-1500 or email us. We will deliver it directly to you via USPS, usually within a few days.

You may also substitute generic spices. The contents of each Herbies spice mix are always listed within the spice product, in descending order by weight.

Herbie's spices are fresh, natural, never contain any artificial ingredients or fillers, never contain any animal or fish products so are suitable for gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, halal and kosher dishes.

Chantilly Chardonnay

Chantilly Chardonnay

Chantilly is an attractive Chablis-style wine, pale gold, with floral aromas of white peach, lemon and butterscotch.

Lemon & Herb Pepper

Lemon & Herb Pepper

A delicious blend of cracked pepper and natural lemon to add zest to salads or sandwiches and to season chicken or fish.