Baked Sweet & Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken

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  • Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    40 Mins
  • Serving
    4
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This Baked Sweet & Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the sweetness of honey with the tanginess of mustard and a hint of spice. Perfect for weeknight dinners or entertaining guests, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

Nutrition

Per Serving: 

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories:  320
  • Total Fat:  10g
    15%
  • Saturated Fat:  2g
    10%
  • Trans Fat:  0g
  • Cholesterol:  90mg
    30%
  • Sodium:  700mg
    29%
  • Total Carbohydrates:  20g
    7%
  • Dietary Fiber:  1g
    4%
  • Sugars:  18g
  • Protein:  35g
    70%

Tips and Recommendations:

  • For extra flavor:  Marinate the chicken in the sauce for 1-2 hours before baking.
  • Chicken thighs:  This recipe works well with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs too. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Spice level:  Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your heat preference.
  • Serving suggestions:  Serve with steamed vegetables, rice, or a simple green salad.
  • Leftovers:  Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or oven.


FAQs

1. Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? 

Yes, you can use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. They may require a slightly longer cooking time.

2. Do I need to marinate the chicken? 

Marinating is optional but recommended for deeper flavor. Marinate for 1-2 hours if you have the time.

3. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? 

Yes, ensure you use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari.

4. How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

5. Can I freeze this dish? 

Yes, you can freeze the cooked chicken. Place it in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

6. What sides go well with this dish? 

Steamed or roasted vegetables, rice, quinoa, or a fresh salad pair nicely with this chicken.

7. Can I use regular mustard instead of Dijon? 

Yes, regular mustard can be used, but Dijon adds a nice tanginess that complements the honey well.


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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  • 2. Prepare the Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • 3. Coat the Chicken: Pour the honey mustard mixture over the chicken breasts, ensuring they are well coated. Use a brush or spoon to spread the sauce evenly.
  • 4. Coat the Chicken: Pour the honey mustard mixture over the chicken breasts, ensuring they are well coated. Use a brush or spoon to spread the sauce evenly.
  • 5. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Baste the chicken with the sauce halfway through the cooking time to keep it moist and flavorful.
  • 6. Broil (Optional): For a caramelized finish, turn the oven to broil for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  • 7. Serve: Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.


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