This honey mustard chicken is seared chicken breasts that are coated in a honey, mustard and butter mixture, then baked to perfection. A simple yet delicious dinner option!

Baked honey mustard chicken is packed full of flavor, and uses a handful of ingredients that you likely already have in the house. This is one of my go-to chicken dinner recipes! Serve your chicken with mashed red potatoes and asparagus salad for a memorable meal.

Baked honey mustard chicken garnished with chopped parsley.

Baked chicken is such an easy yet satisfying way to do dinner, and this honey mustard chicken is no exception. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are smothered in a homemade honey mustard sauce and baked to juicy perfection in this amazingly delicious dish.

Honey Mustard Chicken Ingredients

To make this recipe, you will need boneless skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, salt, black pepper, grainy mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, butter and parsley.

How Do You Make Honey Mustard Chicken?

Preheat the oven, then coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Heat the olive oil in a pan or large skillet, and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Sear the chicken breasts on both sides until they are golden brown. Whisk together both types of mustard, honey and melted butter. Spread half of the sauce into the bottom of the baking dish, then arrange the chicken on top. Drizzle the rest of the sauce over the chicken. Bake until the chicken is done. Add a sprinkle of fresh parsley, then serve and enjoy.

A bowl of honey mustard sauce.

Tips For The Perfect Dish

  • I think it’s worth the extra few minutes of time to sear the chicken and get a golden brown crust. If you’re short on time, it’s also fine to use raw chicken breasts and skip the searing.
  • You can prepare the sauce up to 3 days before you plan to use it.
  • The cook time on this recipe assumes you’re using medium to large chicken breasts, about 6-8 ounces each. If your chicken breasts are significantly larger or smaller, you may need to alter the baking time.
  • If you’re not sure if your chicken is done, you can insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. The temperature should register at least 165 degrees F.

Quick Tip

No parsley on hand? Try a different fresh herb such as chives, dill or basil.

Seared chicken breasts in a baking dish.

Recipe FAQs

What does honey mustard pair well with?

Honey mustard pairs well with a variety of proteins such as chicken, pork and salmon. It also goes with potatoes and vegetables such as broccoli, spinach or green beans.

How do I cook chicken breast without drying it out?

It’s important to avoid overcooking your chicken. That is the biggest contributor when it comes to dry chicken. Baking the chicken covered also allows for it to simmer in the sauce without drying out.

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Chicken breasts in a baking dish topped with sauce.

Flavor Variations

This recipe is delicious as-is, but you can easily change some of the ingredients to customize the flavors to your tastes.

  • Protein: Instead of chicken breast, try using chicken thighs or drumsticks. You can also do pork chops, pork tenderloin or salmon.
  • Vegetables: Feel free to add some vegetables to the baking dish along with the chicken. Some great options include potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces, broccoli, green beans or carrots.
  • Toppings: Finish the dish with some crispy bacon, or add some shredded cheese during the last 10 minutes of the baking time.
A baking dish of honey mustard chicken breasts.

Once you try this honey mustard chicken, you’ll find yourself making it on a regular basis. It’s just that good!

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Honey Mustard Chicken

AuthorSara Welch
Baked honey mustard chicken garnished with chopped parsley.
This honey mustard chicken is seared chicken breasts that are coated in a honey, mustard and butter mixture, then baked to perfection. A simple yet delicious dinner option!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the pan and sear on both sides until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the grainy mustard, Dijon mustard, honey and butter.
  • Coat a rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread half of the sauce into the bottom of the dish.
  • Arrange the chicken breasts on top of the sauce, then drizzle the remaining sauce over the top of the chicken.
  • Cover with foil, then bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

Notes

  1. You can skip the browning step if you prefer, and simply add the seasoned uncooked chicken breasts directly to the baking dish. You will likely need to add an additional 5-10 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 569mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    My mother-in-law made a similar dish for Jewish holiday meals. Her version adds 1 tsp curry powder (I like curry, so I use 3 tsp) and pineapple chunks. The curried pineapple is my favorite part of the dish.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made for Easter dinner for a group of people and paired with mashed potatoes and green beans. Everyone loved it! I ate the leftovers with rice and that was also phenomenal!

  3. 5 stars
    Family favorite. Always comes out great. Tried something new this time coated a glass baking pan in butter added some rice put the chicken on top of the rice, chicken broth and the honey mustard sauce. Quick and delicious meal served it with broccoli on the side.

  4. 5 stars
    This is a very good recipe. Myself and family love it and it’s been part of our rotation for a couple of months now. I’m making it for the fourth time tonight. πŸ™‚

    That said… chicken breasts are just too huge for any one of us to want a whole breast to ourselves. Thus, I cut each one in half long ways, and this is a great way to stretch a 3-breast package to feed a family of five, but it also presents a problem with this recipe because if I were to brown the meat first, it would not cook long enough in the oven for the sauce to get nice and glaze-ey. So, I don’t brown them… but that presents its own problem due to a lack of flavor. So, to subvert that, I marinate the breast pieces in olive oil, Dijon, honey, salt, pepper, and a little garlic. Then I pour the marinade into the pan, place the breasts in the pan, then add all of the recipe sauce on top. Using the marinade and the sauce gives us a little extra sauce, which is just great with rice or egg noodles. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for a great and easy week night recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Lovely chicken meal… added thinly sliced carrot to the dish and placed on a creamy bed of mashed potatoes and we have a winner…. look forward in trying other recipes.

    thankyou

  6. 5 stars
    Hello as a busy mom of 11 kids , 8 that are still at home. Several with major food allergies ALL are very active. Your recipes ROCK!!!! This one is a favorite for all. Loved it so much I sent it to my brother in Texas who makes it for his family. Thank you kindly for all the delicious recipes.

  7. Thank you the recipe. ❀️It! I think the sauce would be good with pork (chops). What do you think?

  8. 5 stars
    My husband is incredibly picky and he loves this recipe. He asks me to make it at LEAST once a week. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was super easy to make and turned out delicious. Perfect balance of honey and mustard! I’ll definitely be making it again.

  10. Any recommendations for replacing the butter or lowering the amount for health reasons. Does low-fat butter substitute bake the same?

    1. You can reduce the amount of butter, I think it’s better to use real butter as I haven’t tested the recipe with low fat butter.

    2. I’ve made this with I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter, using the same measurements and it was delicious. The whole family loved it.