Honey Mustard Chicken

If you’re in need of an easy dinner recipe, this delicious Honey Mustard Chicken recipe is it. With juicy chicken and a honey mustard marinade, this simple recipe is packed with so much flavor and makes a complete meal for busy weeknights.

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If you love cooking with chicken breasts, this easy, delicious baked chicken recipe will quickly become a favorite. Made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, this chicken with honey Dijon sauce can be made all in one pan with just a few simple steps and is so much better than just squirting a bottle of honey mustard dressing into a baking dish.

The honey mustard sauce adds wonderful flavor to the chicken without overpowering or becoming overly heavy. Paired with your favorite potatoes and vegetables, this easy recipe is a family favorite that is perfect to add to your dinner rotation.

Why You’ll Love This Honey Mustard Chicken

An easy chicken dinner that’s anything but boring- what’s not to love!

  • Made with pantry ingredients – You might just have everything you need already on hand to make this easy chicken.
  • Ready in under an hour – When I’m looking for an easy dinner, I’m usually short on time. This is the perfect meal for that situation.
  • Packed with flavor – If you like honey mustard, you are going to fall in love with the flavor of this chicken.

Ingredients

Here’s a checklist of all the simple ingredients you’ll need to make this great recipe:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – you can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs, even drums or wings!
  • Olive oil – this is for browning the chicken in the skillet before it goes into the oven.
  • Seasoning – I’ve found the best way to season the honey mustard chicken marinade is to use a blend of garlic salt, onion powder, paprika and ground pepper. You could even throw in some cayenne pepper for good measure and some heat.
  • Dijon mustard – There are many types of mustard, but this one is like Grey Poupon or other comparable brand.
  • Whole grain Dijon mustard – this is made with whole grain mustard seeds and offers a great flavor and texture to the chicken.
  • Honey – adds the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the mustard flavors.
  • Apple cider vinegar – the perfect acidity to bring this mustard sauce balance and amazing flavor.
  • Garlic – a great compliment to the mustard adding flavor to the sauce.
  • Soy sauce – low-sodium soy sauce or liquid soy aminos are both great options.
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs – this add a wonderful flavor to the sauce. The aroma while roasting is also very fragrant!
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How to Make Easy Honey Mustard Chicken

Making this simple chicken recipe couldn’t be easier. Follow the steps below to find out just how easy.

  1. Make sauce. Start by mixing the honey Dijon sauce. Combine the mustards, honey, garlic, vinegar and soy sauce in a small bowl. You’ll want to have this ready to go before prepping and searing the chicken.
  2. Prep and season the chicken breasts. To get a nice sear on the chicken breasts, pat dry with paper towels. Then, add the seasoning (garlic salt, onion powder, paprika and pepper).
  3. Sear chicken. In a cast-iron skillet or any oven-safe skillet, sear both sides of the chicken breasts 1-2 minutes per side. Searing the outside of the chicken helps create a savory outer crust and helps keep the chicken moist when baked.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken. Once the chicken has seared on each side, remove from heat. Then, pour the prepared mustard sauce over the top of the chicken breasts. Add in the fresh rosemary sprigs to the pan. 
  5. Bake the chicken uncovered. While the chicken bakes, the sauce will thicken slightly, and the rosemary will add amazing flavor and fragrance to the dish.

How to Serve Honey Mustard Chicken

Mustard chicken is great served with all kinds of things. Here are a few examples for inspiration, but feel free to use your favorite sides:

Variations

I like this honey mustard exactly the way it’s written, however, there are plenty of ways for you to make it your own.

  • Spice it up – To add a little kick to your delicious chicken, you can add things like chili flakes or even sriracha sauce. It tastes best when added to the simple marinade.
  • Fresh garlic – If you’d prefer to use fresh garlic instead of garlic salt, go for it! I feel the same way about garlic as I do about chocolate chips- you can’t have too much!
  • Chicken – I prefer using chicken breasts, but you cold also use chicken tenders or skin-on chicken thighs. Just make a note that the cooking time will change. Use a meat thermometer to check for safe internal temperature of chicken at 165°F.
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Storage and Freezing

You can easily store or freeze this easy chicken recipe.

How Do You Store Leftovers for Honey Mustard Chicken?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftovers will keep for up to five days in the fridge.

Can You Freeze Honey Mustard Chicken?

You can freeze this baked honey mustard chicken recipe the same way; in an airtight container. It will keep for up to three months.

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Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

4.67 from 6 votes
This flavorful Honey Mustard Chicken is an amazing option. Made in one pan, this recipe comes together quickly with pantry ingredients.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Honey Mustard Sauce:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the honey mustard sauce. Add in the honey, vinegar, whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard, garlic and soy sauce. Whisk together well until the honey is dissolved into the rest of the sauce. Set sauce aside.
  • Prepare the chicken breasts. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels. In a small bowl combine the chicken seasoning; garlic salt, onion powder, paprika and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of the chicken.
  • To a cast-iron skillet, or any other oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil over high heat. Sear the chicken breasts on each side for just 1-2 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat.
  • To the seared chicken in the pan, pour the mustard sauce over the top of the chicken. Add in the sprigs of rosemary.
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with the pan sauce.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 339 kcal, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 37 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g, Trans Fat: 0.02 g, Cholesterol: 109 mg, Sodium: 907 mg, Potassium: 699 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 18 g, Vitamin A: 189 IU, Vitamin C: 3 mg, Calcium: 28 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 339
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey mustard chicken
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is a wonderful way to elevate a normal chicken dinner. I like making it because sometimes we get into a chicken rut and this helps switch things up. The flavor is spot on!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The chicken was so tender and that sauce is so good I could eat it with a spoon! My teen daughter said it was “bussin” – which I’ve been told is a good thing 🙂