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
    I don’t usually comment on recipes but decided to on this one because almost all the reviews are from people who hadn’t yet made it. Which is not helpful if you want to actually know if it’s worthwhile to make.
    I did make it. I doubled the recipe and instead of searing the chicken, I broil them at the end and achieved similar results without dirtying another pan.
    It was delicious! I have 4 boys and they all loved it! I made it with rice and broccoli. The sauce was perfect spooned over it all.

      1. Yes, thighs will work! If you’re using boneless skinless chicken thighs you may need to reduce the bake time by about 5 minutes as thighs are typically smaller than chicken breasts.

    1. Whole grain mustard is prepared mustard with visible mustard seeds. Look for coarse-ground mustard or stone-ground mustard if you can’t find whole grain!

  2. I’ve always loved dijon mustard on my chichen, so I don’t think trying this recipe would be too hard to swallow. I’ll try it this weekend.

  3. 5 stars
    Good call with using a thermometer to determine if the chicken is thoroughly cooked. I think it’s really important that we check it. I love the flavors in this dish and I like the fact that the sauce is homemade!

  4. 5 stars
    I love honey mustard seasoning! This is great dish for any weeknights! My family can eat chicken everyday!

  5. 5 stars
    This looks like a delicious recipe. I love easy to follow chicken recipes. I’ve never tried making honey mustard chicken at home. I know my family will love it though. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    Now this sounds like something I could really enjoy, it is amazing all the different ways you can cook chicken and all the flavours you can add to it.

  7. Yum! I am always looking for different ways to make chicken breast. Chicken is my “go-to” for dinner as it is so easy to make and my kids actually eat it. Can’t wait to make this!

  8. 5 stars
    What a lovely dinner recipe! I think my husband will love this and it would be nice to cook this for him especially after a long day at work. I love the flavors!

  9. I’m always looking for different ways to prepare chicken (our protein of choice). I’m going to try this, my kids do love honey mustard.

  10. 5 stars
    I love quick and easy recipes, they are usually my favorite kind. This chicken dish sounds quite flavorful.

  11. 5 stars
    Mmmm! I know what I am making for dinner tonight!! This looks so yummy! We eat chicken breast a lot so it’s great to get new ideas to change things up a bit!

  12. 5 stars
    This sounds amazing. I haven’t had a good honey mustard chicken in ages. I’ll be making this for dinner soon.

  13. We eat a lot of chicken and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. My husband is obsessed with mustard anything so I’ll be pinning this for later!

  14. Oh now honey mustard sauce is a all time favorite. Perfect for a chicken dish. Looks very easy to make on those nights everyone is starving.

  15. This is right up my alley! I think my whole family will love this chicken. I will have to add it to the menu.