It’s all about easy recipes here, especially when it’s a recipe you can easily learn and memorize. This honey mustard chicken is a perfect candidate for that – only 3 main ingredients, plus a handful of (optional) added extras.
This is one of those recipes that’s hardly even a recipe. After making it for the first time – second time tops – you’ve got the ingredients and amounts memorized. Which immediately makes it a quick meal to throw together. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really care for scrutinizing a recipe on a weeknight – I just want that food on the table as easily and as fast as I can!
It’s one of those recipes that easily makes it to your list of weeknight fail safes. Because it’s just so easy. And yet something that the whole family will love.
In fact, you’re very likely to have the main ingredients already – chicken thighs, honey, and mustard. I did, apart from halving the chicken.
I also added garlic cloves (unpeeled, so you squeeze out the roasted deliciousness into the dish when it’s on your plate!), rosemary sprigs and a bit of apple cider vinegar to the dish, but to be honest you could skip any or all of these additions if you didn’t have them or wanted to keep things super simple.
I possibly wouldn’t skip the herbs (add any you happen to have – rosemary, oregano, basil… ). Dried will work fine if you don’t have fresh.
The apple cider vinegar was just to balance out the sweetness of the honey a bit, and because I happened to have some lying around. You could use lemon juice for this purpose if you prefer or, as I said, just skip this step.
If you’ve never tried honey mustard chicken before, you won’t believe what a match made in heaven these ingredients are. After just over half an hour’s oven time, you end up with tender, browned chicken drenched in an incredible tasting sauce. It’s one of those recipes that ends up seeming quite posh. In fact, I even think I’d serve it to guests.
I served my ‘no-recipe’ honey mustard chicken with creamy mashed potatoes and broccoli, but serve it with any carb and veggies of your choice. Rice works really well, as does tagliatelle or crusty bread.Print
Hi, I'm Helen. I'm originally from the UK but currently live between the UK, Greece and Australia with my husband (it's a long story!) We'll get settled eventually! I love nothing better than to travel the world … and sample the local street food. I absolutely love (attempting to!) put together flavours and fresh ingredients from all over the world – just so long as the recipes are easy peasy to make!