This Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken recipe is packed with delicious flavors from garlic, of course honey and mustard. Perfectly seared then baked to perfection. Another simple dish that’s easily prepared for any occasion!
So, I have a confession: Growing up I was not a fan of honey mustard. I know, you must be thinking “how can you not enjoy the flavors of honey mustard”, right? WELL, I was a picky eater and honey mustard fell into that category. Nowadays, I appreciate the versatility of chicken – from baking to BBQ chicken, and even now honey mustard chicken.
This chicken is first seared then baked in the oven for 30 minutes. The sauce requires little to no technique. Simply combine the honey, mustard, and a few ingredients, add the sauce to the chicken, bake for 30 minutes, then dinner is served!
Why this creamy honey mustard chicken recipe work?
This recipe is a busy person’s best friend in a pan. It is quick. Delicious. Requires a few ingredients. And will be enjoyed by everyone in the family.
Simply serve the honey mustard chicken with salad or vegetables; this dish even works well with rice.
After the chicken is cooked, it is juicy, tender, and the flavors will burst in your mouth from the first bite.
I also like to add potatoes or vegetables when cooking the chicken.
What’s needed to make the honey mustard chicken recipe?
Not much! Seriously speaking you can literally make this chicken with just the chicken parts, mustards, and honey. However, to enhance the flavor you’ll actually need 4 chicken thighs, salt, and pepper to taste, 2 cloves garlic, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, water, parsley, and potatoes (optional).
That’s it! As simple as that. These 10 ingredients will wow anyone at the dinner table once they are all incorporated.
What kind of chicken should I use to make the honey mustard chicken recipe?
To be honest, you may use any chicken parts you like. However, in my opinion, it is best to use either chicken breast or chicken thighs as both are juicy and are easy to work with. For this honey mustard chicken recipe, I use chicken thighs because I wanted a complete sear (crispy skin) prior to baking the chicken. As a result, the chicken has added texture.
How do you make creamy honey mustard chicken?
It’s super easy, my friends!
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine the water, garlic, mustards, and honey. Set aside.
Cut potatoes in halves. Set aside. I also like to sit them in water while I prepare the chicken.
Wash and pat dry the chicken. I like to wash my chicken with distilled vinegar first then wash it again with water for two reasons: it helps kill any bacteria (a common belief from growing up in Haiti), and also because it’s a great way to make the chicken nice and tender. Afterward, lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Now to the fun part, in a hot oil skillet, sear the chicken on both sides (about 3 minutes per side) until golden brown. Reduce the heat and add the mustard mixture, season with salt and pepper. Coat the chicken. Then add the potatoes and parsley. Coat well. Bake for 30 minutes until completely cooked and serve warm.
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Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe
- 4 chicken thighs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup honey
- ⅓ cup yellow mustard
- ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup water
- 8 oz sunrise medley one bite potatoes
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine the water, garlic, mustards, and honey. Set aside.
- Cut potatoes in halves. Set aside.
- Wash and pat dry the chicken. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
- In a hot oil skillet, sear the chicken on both sides (about 3 minutes per side) until golden brown.
- Reduce the heat and add the mustard mixture, season with salt and pepper. Coat the chicken. Then add the potatoes and parsley. Coat well. Bake for 30 minutes until completely cooked and serve warm.
Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe NotesYou can substitute the 8 oz sunrise medley one bite potatoes (about 14 potatoes) for small red potatoes.