Quick Mustard Chicken

Serves: 4 | Preparation Time: 30 min


  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4 x 180g chicken breasts, skin on
  • 4 teaspoons Colman’smustard powder
  • 1 large leek
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • White wine
  • 75ml single cream 
  • 1 heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 200g  greens; cabbage, baby bok choy or similar
  • 1 x 150g bag of baby spinach
  • 1 lemon


Turn the heat under the frying pan up to medium. Pick and finely chop the leaves from the rosemary sprigs and sprinkle them into the pack of chicken. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of mustard powder over each breast, then season and drizzle some olive oil over the chicken and into the frying pan.
Massage and rub these flavours all over the meat. Put the chicken breasts in the pan, skin side down. Wash your hands well. Use a fish slice to press down on the chicken to help it cook. It should take around 18 minutes in total.
Quickly trim the leek and halve lengthways. Wash them under the cold tap, then finely slice them and add to one side of the chicken pan.
Crush 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic into the pan of chicken. Flip the chicken breasts skin side up, then press down on them again. Stir the leeks and add a good swig of white wine.
Check the chicken is cooked through, then pour 75ml of cream into the frying pan. Cover the pan with tin foil. 
Turn the heat off. Transfer the chicken breasts to a board and slice into uneven pieces. Stir 1 heaped teaspoon of whole grain mustard into the sauce, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Spoon the sauce on to a platter and put the sliced chicken on top. Drizzle over some extra
virgin olive oil and take straight to the table.

Finely slice the stalks so they cook quickly. Wash the leaves. Put the stalks into the saucepan, cover with boiling water, add a good pinch of salt and put the lid on.
Add the green leaves to the saucepan. Add another splash of boiled water if needed.
Empty the bag of spinach into a colander and pour the greens and the boiling water over the spinach. Add a lug of olive oil to the empty saucepan, squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon, then return all the drained greens to the pan and use tongs to toss and dress in the flavours.
Season to taste, then take straight to the table