Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Make your perfect blend of honey mustard sauce, slather it onto chicken thighs and bake for 25 minutes. That’s it. That’s all it takes to make a totally delicious main protein.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

For the longest time I couldn’t understand why people seemed to love honey mustard sauce so much. The mustard was way too overpowering the few times I tried it in the past. After a couple of times of trying and gagging (just a little bit), I decided that it just must not be the thing for me. Then for some reason I decided to give it another go, but this time I would make it myself instead of any premixed version. At that point I could see the light.

The key, so it seems, is to use dijon mustard and a good quality honey. Mix the two in equal parts and you end up with a perfectly balanced sauce that is beautifully sweet and tangy. Simply brush it on the chicken thighs a couple of times while it bakes and you’re ready for dinner.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
 
Make your perfect blend of honey mustard sauce, slather it onto chicken thighs and bake for 25 minutes. That's it. That's all it takes to make a totally delicious main protein.
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Recipe Type: Main
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dijon mustard
  • ½ cup honey, high quality
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450?F.
  2. Stir together the mustard and honey in a small bowl until evenly combined; set aside.
  3. Arrange the chicken thighs in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper (for easy cleanup). Season both sides of the chicken with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Bake the chicken in the oven for 25 minutes; remove the chicken from the oven and brush with half of the honey mustard sauce; return the chicken to the oven to bake an additional 20 minutes; remove the chicken from the oven and brush with the remaining honey mustard sauce; return to the oven to bake a final 5 minutes more.

 

Aaron Hutcherson

I am a classically trained chef, writer, and lover of all things food. My passion for food is even greater than my love of sleep (which is saying a lot). Hopefully my recipes will inspire you to go out and cook something of your own.

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