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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Simple, sweet, and tangy… just like honey mustard should be.

My husband loves honey mustard. As in, loves it so much that I wouldn’t be surprised if he just licked it off a spoon. He eats it with chicken tenders, fries, soft pretzels… you name it. So this Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is made in his honor. It’s a reliable go-to recipe for easy baked chicken breasts but it smothers them in a delectable sauce that features two kinds of mustard and — you guessed it — honey. (There’s some other delicious stuff in there too.) Besides, who doesn’t need another chicken breast recipe? You can never have enough!

Here’s how it goes:

Sear your chicken breasts first. I know, I know, it’s an extra step, but it gives you flavor that oven baking just can’t match. And it only takes a minute. Put those seared chicken breasts in a baking dish.

And then make your sauce. (This takes, oh, about thirty seconds.) Stir together some Dijon mustard, wholegrain mustard, honey, white vinegar, and paprika. Taste, and add a little more honey or a little more mustard if you’d like. Prefer yellow mustard? You can add some in! Pour that sauce all over the chicken and turn the chicken a couple of times to coat it.

Cover the dish in foil, bake it for twenty minutes, then uncover and let it bake a little longer. (That way it caramelizes a tad.) It’s sweet and tangy and everything honey mustard should be and makes for a great go-to main dish!

Serves 4

10m prep time

35m cook time

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Rated by 8 reviewers
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 teaspoons seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Season chicken breasts with seasoned salt and pepper and sear on each side until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. While chicken browns, make the sauce:
  5. Stir together remaining olive oil, honey, mustards, vinegar, and paprika.
  6. Transfer seared chicken breasts to baking dish. Pour honey mustard sauce over the chicken, turning chicken over so it's coated entirely.
  7. Cover dish with foil and bake 20 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes more. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Diethood.

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