Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

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. 

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!

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.

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).

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.

Coleslaw (or this vinegar coleslaw)Classic Mashed Potatoes (or mashed cauliflower for a low-carb option)Roasted BroccoliGarlic Herb Roasted PotatoesSimple salads like my cucumber salad, Israeli salad, or massaged kale salad

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:

Creamy Tuscan ChickenGreek Sheet Pan ChickenChicken FajitasUltimate Chicken SaladCoconut Curry Chicken

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.

Honey Mustard Chicken

4.93 from 40 votes Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 40 minutes Total: 55 minutes Servings: 8 pieces Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


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


8 bone-in chicken thighs¼ cup honey¼ cup Dijon mustard2 garlic gloves, minced1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 ½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary1 ½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme½ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Place the chicken in a baking dish and pat dry with a paper towel. In a small bowl, stir together the honey, mustard, garlic, oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Brush or spoon the honey mustard mixture liberally on top of the chicken. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and registers 175°F (80°C). Turn on the top oven broiler in the last 2 to 3 minutes to crisp up the skin.

Lisa’s Tips

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 Course: Main Course Cuisine: American Keyword: Chicken Thighs, Honey Mustard Chicken, honey mustard chicken recipe

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

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