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Delicious baked honey mustard chicken

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Tangy chicken recipe made with perfect honey mustard marinade, full of flavour and baked in the oven

I have just used mustard in my recipe for the first time to make a yogurt ranch dressing; because mustard doesn’t last long once open, I was longing to make something with it. This first idea that came to mind was baked honey mustard chicken. I have had it once before at a friend’s place and thought it would nice for me to make my recipe with.

Honey mustard chicken can be grilled or baked, but I have opted to bake mine. I also made a perfect vegetarian version of it with organic tofu and it was super tasty as well.

Ingredients in this recipe                                           

There are 4 main ingredients in this chicken recipe, with a little bit of spiciness from the white pepper. I used boneless chicken breast (or chicken thighs), honey, Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves and salt and ground pepper flakes. For more heat add ¼ teaspoon white pepper or cayenne pepper. For the Dijon mustard, you can use a grainy one or just add a sprinkle of mustard seeds to the marinade. I prefer using extra virgin olive oil for cooking, but you can also use ordinary olive oil.

How to make baked honey mustard chicken

  1. Chicken marinade: using a big bowl; add honey, Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, pressed garlic (or copped or grated), salt, pepper and a bit of white pepper (or cayenne pepper). Mix the ingredients together by stirring with a spoon or spatula until it’s all blended together.
  2. Add the chicken breast into the marinade. To make sure that the chicken is well coated with the marinade, I mixed it in with my hands instead of using tongs.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film or tin foil and place in the fridge for about 30mins to an hour. This will make the chicken absorb all the flavours in the marinade better before baking; so, the longer it is refrigerated for the more the flavour blends in.
  4. Bring the chicken out and bake for 30 mins at 200C(or grill for 15-20mins) or until the chicken is no longer pink. Preheat the oven at 200C for about 7-10mins before sticking the chicken in. A well-cooked chicken will have an internal heat of about 85-90C (use a meat thermometer to be sure).
  5. Serve with salad, roasted potatoes or another side dish.

Can you freeze marinated honey mustard chicken?

The answer is yes! You can freeze honey mustard marinade and other chicken marinades as well. To freeze the marinade, place it in a resealable bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To bake or grill, bring out and let it defrost completed before baking or grilling. The longer you freeze it for, the more it loses its taste and flavour.

Delicious baked honey mustard chicken

5.0 from 3 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

35

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

227

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Juicy and tangy honey mustard chicken made with Dijon mustard honey marinade and chicken breast. Very delicious and very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless chicken thigh (or chicken drumsticks)

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 3 tablespoon Honey

  • 2 Garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon White pepper (or cayenne pepper)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a big bowl, add honey, Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, pressed garlic (or copped or grated), salt, pepper and a bit of white pepper (or cayenne pepper). Mix the ingredients together by stirring with a spoon or spatula until it’s all blended together.
  • Add the chicken breast into the marinade. To make sure that the chicken is well coated with the marinade, I mixed it in with my hands instead of using tongs.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film or tin foil and place in the fridge for about 30mins to an hour. This will make the chicken absorb all the flavours in the marinade better before baking; so, the longer it is refrigerated for the more the flavour blends in.
  • Preheat the oven at 200C for about 7-10mins.
  • Bring the chicken out and bake for 30mins at 200C (or grill for 15-20mins) or until the chicken is no longer pink. A well-cooked chicken will have an internal heat of about 85-90C (use a meat thermometer to me sure).
  • Serve with salad, roasted potatoes or another side dish.

Notes

  • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

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