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Jamie’s Mustard Chicken

Sometimes we fall in a loop of eating the same meals week after week. But I was having a browse through our fairly well worn copy of Jamie Oliver’s “30 Minute Meals” when I realised that there are actually loads of them that we haven’t tried at all. (Does anyone else find that actually, you’d have to be superhuman to do any of the 30 minute meals, actually in the allotted 30 minutes?) 

I loved the kick of the wholegrain mustard at the end of the recipe. It’s quite smooth and packed with flavour, with just a hit of spice at the end. Plus this is one of my favourite ways to cook leeks! 

Jamie’s Mustard Chicken

pouring in wine

Mustard Chicken
Serves 4
1250 calories
27 g
424 g
55 g
131 g
20 g
754 g
564 g
6 g
0 g
31 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1250
Calories from Fat 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g
Saturated Fat 20g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 424mg
Sodium 564mg
Total Carbohydrates 27g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 131g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 400 g chicken breasts
  2. 4 teaspoons of Colman's mustard powder
  3. a few sprigs of rosemary
  4. rapeseed oil
  5. 1 large leek
  6. 4 cloves of garlic
  7. white wine
  8. 75 ml single cream
  9. 1 heaped teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Turn the heat on and warm a frying pan.
  2. Chop your rosemary and sprinkle it over the chicken. Then sprinkle the mustard powder over each chicken breast and then rub them with a bit of rapeseed oil. Put them into the frying pan with a bit more oil.
  3. Wash your leeks in cold water, and then finely slice them. Crush the unpeeled cloves of into the frying pan. Then stir in the leeks and about 1/4 a cup of wine.
  4. Check that the chicken is cooked thoroughly through. This should take about 18 minutes. If it is, then add in your cream and then cover the pan and let cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Then turn the heat off. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and slice. Stir in your wholegrain mustard into the sauce that's in the pan. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken before serving.
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
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Have you tried any Jamie Oliver recipes? What’s your favourite?

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  • Pretty presentation! And yes, just reading those recipes I already know it is going to take me longer than 30 minutes.

    • Right? This only took about 30 minutes, and I didn’t make the billion other dishes that he makes to serve alongside the chicken! x

  • I love Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, but they definitely take me longer than 30 minutes!! Did you see his food show that went along with the book? He moves at lightening speed! I’m not sure if I’ve tried this recipe myself so will have to give it a go – it looks delicious! xxx

    • He’s crazy. I do find the recipes easy to emulate, it just takes me miles more time than him. And thank you! x

  • They always take me longer (but
    I guess he doesn’t factor in Twitter breaks, right?)

  • This looks SO good Amanda! Nice presentation skillz as well 😉 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Thanks – it’s a rare day when I actually take time to plate something instead of shovel it straight into my face. 😉 x

  • Mmmmmmm! Definitely adding this to the menu for this week 🙂 x

  • 1. You are a domestic goddess.
    2. You should do a series of vlogs where you cook the 30 minute meals in 30 minutes only and see what you end up with. It would be hilarious 😉

    • Hahahaha that’s a brilliant idea. A damn mess is what I’d end up with most of the time. I like his recipe ideas and the meal suggestions but its a ridiculous ploy to actually think regular non-chef humans can cook that fast. Also- thanks 😉 x

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Oooh looks great! How long did it actually take you in the end?
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    • This did take about half an hour, but in Jamie’s 30 minute meals he does the main dish, multiple sides and a dessert pairing for each meal and you’re supposed to be able to do all of the above in the allotted 30 minutes. There’s just no way! x

  • Beautifully plated!

  • Sam is a mustard fiend. He’d literally put it on everything if it was socially acceptable! x

  • So true! I’m really liking his newest book as well! x

  • I have a friend whose family owns a bakery — he is OBSESSED with Jamie Oliver. He had to move back to Brazil a couple months ago, though, and now he’s missing British food big time. I had no idea how many different restaurants Jamie Oliver had in London! I really like his recipes. I want to get the Jamie’s Great Britain book so I can start eating/cooking like a legit Brit.

    • I find his recipes pretty easy to follow and the ingredients are quite accessible so I can definitely understand having a Jamie obsession! x

  • I loveee Jamie Oliver! I need to break open his Comfort Foods book!

  • Love the look of this recipe – some of my favourite flavour combinations. Will definitely have to give it a go. I haven’t tried any of the 30 minute recipes from Jamie but whenever I watch the show it always looks like a lot to pull together in the allotted time! Delicious all the same though! Louise

    • Jamie is just too skilled and doesn’t realise that everyone isn’t quite up to his speed, I think! x

  • Always love Jamie! Everything he does is so effortless looking yet delicious! Thank you for sharing this =)

  • I do like my chicken dishes

  • Yum! Chicken and mustard are such a tasty combo. I recently tried his fish and chips recipe. It’s the first time I nailed it. 🙂

  • Ala

    That looks totes professional! Well done, it looks quite light but still delicious! x

  • Gosh you presented this dish amazingly! So professional Amanda! I love Jamie’s recipes and this one sounds like a real winner! Yummy xx