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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

With a few simple ingredients, these easy, baked honey mustard chicken thighs make a delicious weeknight dinner that’s dairy free and family friendly. They’re so good, you’re going to have everyone asking for seconds. What makes this chicken recipe even better is that it’s easy and quick! Pair it with your favorite sides for a full meal. Makes about 8 servings.

a close up view of chicken thigh on plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

Why I love this honey mustard chicken recipe

I love a good 5 ingredient dinner recipe. They’re great for the weeknight or when you’re short on time, and they tend to pair really well with your favorite sides – like my our favorite dairy free mashed potatoes and Italian green beans.

These baked honey mustard chicken thighs are one of my favorite 5 ingredient dinner recipes. They’re simple, flavorful and my kids love them so we eat them regularly in our house.

More 5 ingredient recipes: Dairy Free Biscuits / Honey Garlic Shrimp / Sesame crusted teriyaki salmon / Pineapple stuffing / Soy Dijon Chicken

close up view of honey mustard glazed chicken thigh after baked

Here’s what you’ll need to make this baked honey mustard chicken

Ingredients note: I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe, but you can easily swap chicken breast or tenders, just be sure to cook them accordingly. You’ll want the chicken to reach 165˚F.

How to make honey mustard chicken

Preheat and prep. Heat your oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place your chicken thighs on the baking sheet and set aside.

Make the sauce. Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. I like to use a small wire whisk to stir, but you can easily use a fork or spoon instead. When sauce is ready, top the chicken thighs.

Bake the chicken for about 20 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165˚F. Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

baked chicken thighs with honey mustard glaze garnished with rosemary

FAQ’s and tips for making honey mustard chicken thighs

Can you freeze honey mustard chicken?

Yes. If you make it ahead to freeze, keep the sauce separate from the chicken until after it’s been thawed and is ready to cook. This will keep the sauce from getting too runny as the chicken thaws. You can also freeze leftovers in an airtight container too.

What goes with honey mustard chicken?

Honey mustard chicken will always be the star of the dinner plate with its powerful flavors so it’s best to choose sides that can complement and not try to overpower. A few examples of what goes well with honey mustard chicken are potatoes, rice, alfredo pasta or roasted vegetables.

Do I have to use chicken thighs?

No, you can use drumsticks, breasts, wings or any cut you like, just make sure to adjust the cooking time and that the chicken reaches 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.

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close up view of honey mustard glazed chicken thigh after baked

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

With a few simple ingredients, these easy, baked honey mustard chicken thighs make a delicious weeknight dinner that’s dairy free and family friendly. #bakedchicken #chickenrecipes


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Combine mustard, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until combined.
  3. Coat the chicken thighs in the mustard mixture and place them on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165˚F. Remove from oven and let chicken rest for about 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving (optional).
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 8.9 g
  • Sodium: 521.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg

Keywords: dairy free, healthy, easy, 5 ingredient, baked, chicken 30 minutes

Last Updated on April 2, 2022 by Melissa Belanger

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  1. I’ve made this recipe many times & each time I get rave reviews! Very easy & delicious!