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Lemon Mustard Chicken

Juicy bite-size chicken pieces in a delicious yellow sauce, one of the easiest and healthiest 'made from scratch' sauce recipes using fresh vegetables.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people


  • 500 grams boneless chicken breast
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 big white onion or 2 small ones
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chili
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of half lemon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt


  • Chop the chicken breast into 2-inch pieces and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Leave it to marinate until you get the sauce ready.
  • Roughly chop the onions, garlic, yellow pepper, and chili pepper. Place them in a food processor or blender jar along with Dijon mustard, lemon zest and rest of the salt and lemon juice. Blend until you get a smooth, bright yellow paste.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add the marinated chicken pieces. Cook covered on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes until all the chicken pieces turn white.
  • Remove the chicken pieces and melt butter in the same pan. Stir in the sauce and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. Add the chicken pieces and yogurt and cook for another 10 minutes on low heat, until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. Garnish with cilantro and serve.



  • Do not skip the yogurt. It gives a creamy consistency to the sauce you don't want to miss.
  • If you have the time and energy, you can roast the bell pepper before blending. It gives an interesting twist to the flavor of the sauce.
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