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Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

Chicken thighs baked in a simple honey mustard sauce until golden brown, with sprigs of rosemary.

Photography Credit:Elise Bauer

This is one of those lazy days, couldn’t be easier, don’t have to think about it and it still turns out great, dishes.

You just mix honey, Dijon mustard, and olive oil together and pour it over chicken thighs in a casserole dish and bake until done.

Video! How to Make Honey Mustard Chicken

The chicken produces its own gravy with the honey and mustard, and the skin on the top gets crispy brown. We have lots of rosemary in the garden; adding a sprig or two takes the dish up a notch. The chicken is great served with rice to soak up the honey mustard gravy.

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Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

If you don't want to eat skin-on chicken, still cook the dish with the skin-on, even if you don't eat it. The skin will protect the meat from drying out.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup smooth Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 pounds chicken thighs (or legs), skin on, bone in, trimmed of excess fat and excess skin
  • Salt
  • 2 sprigs rosemary (or a generous sprinkling of dried rosemary)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method

1 Salt the chicken: Sprinkle chicken thighs on both sides with salt and lay the pieces skin-side up in a shallow casserole dish. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

2 Make honey mustard sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, and olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and taste. Add more salt and mustard until you get the flavor where you want it.

3 Spoon honey mustard sauce over chicken: Spoon the honey mustard sauce over the chicken. Place the rosemary sprigs in between the pieces of chicken.

4 Bake: Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes, or until the thighs read 175°F (80°C) on a meat thermometer, or the juices run clear when the meat is pierced with a knife.

Remove the casserole pan from the oven, use a spoon to spoon off any excess chicken fat that has rendered during the cooking.

Sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper over the chicken before you serve.

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