Honey Mustard Chicken


by Sil Pancho



This honey mustard chicken is just what you need to jazz up weeknight dinners. The baked chicken thighs are sweet and savory with an herby kick, have crispy golden skin, and are extra juicy.

A casserole dish filled with honey mustard chicken thighs
Photo by: Gayle McLeod

If you’re a honey mustard fanatic (as I am), these baked honey mustard chicken thighs will be your new weeknight staple. I gave a sneak peek of this flavor in my list of easy chicken marinades. But this version is even better with an herb seasoning mixed into the honey mustard. Plus, you’ll love the smell in your kitchen as it bakes – it’s so dang good!

Like most of my chicken recipes, these baked chicken thighs are also great for meal prep. Just make one or two sides to pair with the chicken (I’ve got a few ideas listed below!) and you’ve got some delicious meal options for the week. 

Ingredients for baked honey mustard chicken thighs on a table

Honey Mustard Chicken Ingredients

The ingredient list is short and sweet, yet packs in a ton of flavor. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Chicken Thighs: I recommend using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. If you’ve made my crispy baked chicken thighs, you’ll know why I love them!
  • Honey Mustard Sauce: The sauce is a simple combination of honey and Dijon mustard, with some fresh garlic and herbs. I’d wager to guess you have those items already in your fridge and pantry.
  • Herbs and Seasonings: You’ll need fresh rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper to complete the herbed honey mustard glaze. If you don’t have fresh herbs, see my note in the recipe card to use dried spices.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below

How To Make Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Prep the chicken. Place the chicken thighs in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Then pat them dry with a paper towel. This will help to ensure crispier skin!

Patting chicken thighs dry before baking

Brush the honey mustard sauce on top. Stir together the honey mustard sauce in a small bowl. Then brush or spoon the mixture on top of the chicken.

Honey mustard chicken thighs in a dish before baking

Bake away! Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 350°F (177°C). You can also check if your chicken is done when it registers 175°F (80°C) with an instant-read thermometer. And to get that extra golden top, turn on the top oven broiler in the last 2 to 3 minutes (just keep an eye on them if you do this).

A set of baked honey mustard chicken thighs

What to Serve with Honey Mustard Chicken

Honestly, any veggie dish will taste amazing with this recipe. But here are a few ideas I personally love.

Scooping up a baked honey mustard chicken thigh with a spatula

How To Store Leftover Chicken

  • To store: Enjoy portions throughout the week by storing them in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.  
  • To freeze: Store leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Then thaw them in the fridge the day before you plan to reheat them. Trust me, finding a batch of this chicken in your freezer is a gold mine!

More Easy Chicken Recipes

Weeknight dinners are always exciting with this list of chicken breast recipes or chicken thigh recipes! Here is a quick overview of some of my favorites:

Once you make a batch of this honey mustard chicken, let me know how it turned out in a comment below! I hope you love it as much as I do.

A casserole dish filled with baked honey mustard chicken thighs

Honey Mustard Chicken

These baked honey mustard chicken thighs are just what you need to jazz up weeknight dinners!

  • If you don’t have fresh herbs you can use 1 teaspoon total of dried herbs. An Italian herb blend works great as well! 

Calories: 371kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 142mg, Sodium: 343mg, Potassium: 320mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 137IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

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Recipe originally posted August 2015, but updated with new information.

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