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    After a busy day, this honey mustard chicken recipe is a lifesaver. Made with a few simple ingredients, quick to prep, and ready to serve in 20 minutes, these sweet and tangy chicken breasts are a must-try.

    honey mustard chicken recipe on a plate with a fork

    If you are looking for an easy way to liven up your chicken dinners, then this simple recipe ticks all the right boxes.

    Perfectly sweet and tangy, this is a great go-to when you haven’t got time to spare. It takes minutes to prep this dish before it gets baked in the oven, for a delicious meal that’s loaded with flavor.

    Be sure to try my Chicken Meatballs and Baked Chicken Tenders too!

    Why you will love this honey mustard chicken recipe!

    • So simple: Just mix the sauce ingredients together, brush over the chicken and bake. It really couldn’t be much easier to get dinner on the table!
    • Basic ingredients: It’s highly likely that you’ll already have all of the ingredients to hand to make this creamy honey mustard chicken recipe!
    • So delicious: Honey and mustard is such a classic combination, and for good reason. The sauce is perfectly sweet and tangy, and it also helps to keep the chicken nice and juicy.
    chicken in honey mustard sauce on a plate

    Ingredients for Honey and Mustard chicken

    • Chicken: Use skinless and boneless chicken breasts for this recipe. Butterfly them so that they cook quickly in the oven.
    • Salt and pepper: To season the chicken.
    • Mustard: I like to use wholegrain mustard, but you can use yellow mustard for a milder flavor or Dijon mustard for a nice tang.
    • Honey: Use a raw natural honey for the richest flavor. You can also use maple syrup if you prefer.
    • Butter: Butter adds a nice richness to the honey mustard sauce. You can use oil instead.
    • Garlic: Use freshly miced garlic cloves for the best flavor. You can use garlic powder too if that’s all you have to hand.
    ingredients for honey mustard chicken

    How to make honey mustard chicken

    • Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease the button of a baking dish with butter.
    • Add mustard, honey, melted butter, and garlic to a small bowl and stir well.
    • Season your chicken cutlets and place them in the prepared baking dish and brush them with the honey mustard sauce.
    • Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
    process images of making chicken with honey mustard sauce

    Can you make this with chicken thighs?

    Yes, this recipe is easily adaptable to use with chicken thighs, just be aware that the cooking time will be longer. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure that the chicken is fully cooked through, it should register at 165F. This simple honey mustard sauce is also great with chicken tenderloins, pork and salmon!

    Can you make it ahead of time?

    The chicken is juiciest when served straight away, but if you do have leftovers they will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can use the baked honey mustard chicken breast cold on salads and in sandwiches or reheat in the oven at 360F for 10 minutes or till warmed through.

    baked chicken in honey mustard sauce on a plate

    What do you serve it with?

    This easy honey mustard chicken recipe is great with all of your favorite side dishes – salads, potatoes, veggies, and rice all make good accompaniments. Try it with:

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    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • You can also marinate the chicken in the honey mustard sauce for 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator for an even more intense flavor.
    • Use an instant read thermometer to check when your chicken is fully cooked through. It should register at 165F.
    • Let the honey mustard chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes under tented foil before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute.
    • You can also brush extra sauce on the baked chicken if you want to add more of that delicious glaze on top.
    chicken recipe in honey mustard sauce on a plate

    More Chicken Recipes

    Honey Mustard Chicken

    After a busy day, this honey mustard chicken recipe is a life saver. Made with a few simple ingredients, quick to prep and ready to serve in 20 minutes, these sweet and tangy chicken breasts are a must try.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 4 servings
    Calories 197kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease the bottom of a baking dish with butter.
    • Add mustard, honey, melted butter, and minced garlic to a small bowl and stir well.
    • Season your chicken cutlets with salt and pepper, and place them in the prepared baking dish and brush them with the honey mustard sauce.
    • Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
    • Serve warm with your favorite side and a side salad.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • You can also marinate the chicken in the honey mustard sauce for 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator for an even more intense flavor.
    • Use an instant-read thermometer to check when your chicken is fully cooked through. It should register at 165F.
    • Let the honey mustard chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes under tented foil before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute.
    • You can also brush extra sauce on the baked chicken if you want to add more of that delicious glaze on top.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword baked honey mustard chicken, chicken breasts with honey and mustard
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