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Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe – Mom On Timeout

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Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe - Mom On Timeout

This Honey Mustard Chicken is a super delicious and easy dinner recipe that will wow you with it’s amazing flavor! The rich and creamy, honey mustard sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy and adds so much flavor to this easy chicken recipe – yum!

Love easy chicken recipes? Make sure to try my Chicken Alfredo Bake, Chicken Stir Fry and Chicken Salad!

close up look at sliced chicken breast with honey mustard sauce sitting on a bed of mashed potatoes on a white plate.

Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

There is something magical about the combination of honey and mustard. Together they form a sweet and tangy flavor that is so, so good and it’s the perfect complement to chicken.

Months ago I shared my Honey Mustard recipe and it’s a staple in our house. It’s our favorite condiment to serve with these homemade Chicken Nuggets and we also love to dip our go-to oven fries in it. While that sauce is amazing, this Honey Mustard Chicken is a dinner that is frequently requested. I love that it uses chicken breasts – which I always have on hand – and other pantry staples. It’s super quick to pull together: brown the chicken, make the honey mustard sauce and then off to the oven it goes.

For extra decadence and flavor, each chicken breast is topped with butter before baking. The butter melts into the chicken and the honey mustard sauce and creates the most amazing sauce that’s perfect for dipping the cut chicken into.

Have chicken thighs on hand? They can be used instead of chicken breasts in this recipe or consider making these Creamy Mustard Baked Chicken Thighs.

honey mustard sauce being drizzled on baked chicken breast.

What To Serve With Honey Mustard Chicken

There are a lot of great side dishes that pair perfectly with this easy chicken breast recipe but here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Creamed Peas
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. Dinner Rolls
  4. Baked Potato
  5. Pea Salad
  6. Twice Baked Potato Casserole
honey mustard chicken breasts baked in a glass baking dish ready to be served all topped with a savory honey mustard sauce.

Ingredients Needed

The simple, flavorful, Honey Mustard Chicken recipe is a weeknight staple. It’s so easy to prepare, uses simple pantry ingredients and goes with so many of our favorite side dishes. As always, you can find the full printable recipe with complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post. Let’s take a quick look at what you’ll need:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts – you’ll want to pound out the chicken to an even thickness before cooking, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick. You can also use chicken thighs for this recipe, though you might need to decrease the cook time depending on their size. 
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil – some of the oil is for pan frying the chicken breasts and the rest will be added to the honey mustard sauce. You could also use grapeseed, vegetable or canola oil.
  • Dijon mustard and yellow mustard – I love this combination but you can substitute whole grain mustard for the yellow mustard if you prefer a stronger flavor.
  • honey – Agave nectar or maple syrup is a good substitute for honey. 
  • garlic powder – adds nice flavor to the honey mustard.
  • salted butter – one tablespoon of butter will be added to each chicken breast right before baking. It melts into the chicken and honey mustard sauce for a decadent, rich finish and adds so much flavor.
  • parsley – optional garnish.

I’m using yellow mustard and Dijon mustard today but consider swapping in some whole grain mustard for an even more intense mustard flavor.

How To Make Honey Mustard Chicken

  1. Preheat oven. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside (or use an oven safe skillet.)
  2. Pound out chicken breasts to an even thickness and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Brown chicken breasts in a hot skillet with olive oil.
  4. Whisk together olive oil, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, honey and garlic powder.
  5. Pour half of the honey mustard sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. Place chicken in dish and add remaining sauce to the top of the chicken breasts.
  7. Add one tablespoon of salted butter on top of each chicken breast.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until temperature reaches 165°F.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley, optional.

The time needed to cook will vary depending on the size of chicken breasts and how well they were seared.

six image collage showing how to make honey mustard chicken step by step.

Save on clean up time by using an oven safe skillet for this recipe. Simple brown the chicken, remove, add the sauce to the bottom of the skillet, add the chicken back in and finish as instructed. This recipe works great in a large cast iron skillet.

Storage Information

Refrigerator: Leftover chicken should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days.

To Freeze: Place cooled chicken in an airtight, freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

top down look at baked honey mustard chicken in glass baking dish with a lot of honey mustard sauce in the dish.

Mustard Chicken FAQs

Can I use whole grain mustard instead?

Absolutely! Whole grain mustard adds a whole new level of flavor and sophistication to this dish and would be perfect for company.

Can chicken thighs be used instead of chicken breasts?

Yes! I love the flavor and moisture found in chicken thighs and they are easily substituted in this recipe. You can leave the skin on or remove if you prefer. The cooking time might need to be adjusted. Use a thermometer for an accurate measurement.

How do I store this Mustard Chicken?

You can place this chicken in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze it as well for 3-4 months. 

How do I sear a chicken breast?

In order to properly sear chicken, you must use a skillet at high heat. Cover the skillet in a thin layer of oil, and cook each side of the chicken breast for about 2-3 minutes, or until it browns nicely on both sides. Searing adds a lot of flavor and then the chicken is finished off in the oven.

Trish’s Tips and Tricks

  • Pounding out the chicken breasts to an even thickness ensures even cooking. It takes just a couple minutes but makes a big difference.
  • Use more or less honey depending on your sweetness preference. Keep in mind that this sauce can be used as a condiment for a side dish such as mashed potatoes.
  • Please be sure your chicken has cooked through before consuming. It is easy to overcook chicken as well, which can dry it out. If at all possible, check your chicken with a meat thermometer to make sure it has cooked all the way through (165°F) but do not overcook it.
slice of chicken breast with honey mustard sauce being picked up by a fork.

More Chicken Recipes

  1. Chicken Salad
  2. Chicken Marinade
  3. Easy Cashew Chicken
  4. Chicken Stir Fry
  5. Honey Balsamic Chicken
  6. Chicken Piccata

How To Make Honey Mustard Chicken

honey mustard chicken breasts baked in a glass baking dish ready to be served all topped with a savory honey mustard sauce.
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Honey Mustard Chicken

This Honey Mustard Chicken is a super delicious and easy dinner recipe that will wow you with it’s amazing flavor! The rich and creamy, honey mustard sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy and adds so much flavor to this easy chicken recipe – yum!

Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Main Dish
Keyword honey mustard chicken, honey mustard chicken recipe, mustard chicken
Author Trish – Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter sliced into individual one tablespoon pieces
  • parsley chopped, optional garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 x13 (or smaller) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  • Pound out chicken breasts to an even thickness, about ½ to ¾ inch thick. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, honey and garlic powder.

  • Pour half of the honey mustard sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Assemble the chicken pieces on top of the sauce and then pour remaining sauce atop the chicken breasts.

  • Top off by placing one sliced tablespoon of salted butter on each chicken breast.

  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until core temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The time needed to cook will vary depending on the size of chicken breasts and how well they were seared.

  • Garnish with chopped parsley, optional.

Notes

Storage Information: Refrigerator: Leftover chicken should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days. To Freeze: Place cooled chicken in an airtight, freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1099mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg



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