Mustard and Dill Chicken Legs

This recipe was provided by Jen Reviews, as part of an article on the ever-popular healthy Mediterranean Diet. The original recipe was adapted from this Eating Well recipe.

Mustard and Dill Chicken Legs

These chicken legs are succulent and flavorful with the unbeatable combination of mustard and dill. Your weeknight dinner rotation just got better.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 chicken legs (Can use combination of thighs, drumsticks, and legs)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth (Can substitute beef or mushroom)
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp spicy mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Tilt the pan so the oil coats the entire surface.
  • Season chicken legs with salt and pepper to taste and sear until browned on both sides. This took about 4-5 minutes on our stovetop. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add more olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and golden.
  • In a measuring cup with a pour spout, whisk together broth, flour, one tablespoon of dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, and mustard.
  • Add the mixture to the pan and whisk briskly until thickened and bubbling. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 8 minutes on our stovetop.
  • Serve with any sides you'd like, though vegetables and rice rounds out this dinner beautifully. Be sure to use the sauce as a kind of gravy!


This quick recipe can also use any type of chicken you prefer, as the original recipe used chicken breasts.
Looking for a dinner side you can simultaneously bake while you cook these on the stovetop? Try this.
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