Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken offers a simple yet delicious way to elevate your next chicken dinner. This easy-to-follow recipe combines the flavors of tender chicken with the sweet and spicy notes of honey and mustard. It is a go-to choice for a tasty and hassle-free meal.

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Why YOU will love this recipe

  • The flavor! The honey adds a natural sweetness, while the mustard provides a savory and slightly spicy kick. It is the perfect balance between sweet and tangy flavors.
  • This recipe is relatively simple to prepare, making it accessible to both novice and experienced cooks. The sauce is easy to whip up with just a few ingredients, and the baking process requires minimal supervision.
  • Baking the chicken instead of frying it reduces the overall fat content of the dish, making it a healthier choice.
  • This chicken is also naturally gluten-free. Bonus!
Baked honey mustard chicken breasts in a casserole dish.


  • Chicken – We use boneless skinless chicken breasts. You could easily substitute chicken thighs if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as thighs might require slightly longer.
  • Honey – Try to source out local honey if possible!
  • Mustard – We use a combination of three kinds of mustard in this recipe – whole grain mustard, dijon mustard, and yellow mustard.
  • Dried Parsley + Dried Basil – You could also use fresh herbs if you have them!
  • Smoked Paprika – Adds a lovely smoky depth to the sauce.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – This is to balance the sweet and savory notes with a touch of acidity.
  • Olive oil – this helps to emulsify the ingredients, making the sauce smoother and creamier.
  • Sea Salt + Black Pepper – This is for seasoning the protein. Everything tastes better with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Ingredients on a counter.


  • Baking Dish – we use an 8×11 ceramic baking dish for this recipe.
  • Mixing bowl – This is for mixing the homemade honey mustard sauce together.


Step 1

Start by preheating the oven to 375 and lightly greasing the pan.

Step 2

Next, pat dry the chicken breasts and place them in the greased dish. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

Raw breasts in a baking dish sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Then, in a small bowl, add the honey, mustards, and seasonings for the honey mustard marinade.

A bowl with marinade ingredients in it.

Step 4

Next, stir the contents of the bowl until the mixture is smooth and pourable.

Marinade ingredients being stirred together.

Step 5

Then, pour the honey mustard mixture over top of the chicken breasts in the baking dish.

Flip the chicken over a few times to coat both sides with the mixture.

Chicken breasts covered in sauce.

Step 6

Next, bake chicken until it is cooked through.

This takes approximately 25-30 minutes, but we recommend using a meat thermometer and checking for an internal temperature of a minimum of 165 degrees to be safe.

Expert tip

Baste the chicken a few times with the honey mustard while it cooks in the oven by brushing or spooning it over the chicken.

This will keep the chicken moist and prevent it from drying out.

Baked chicken in a dish right out of the oven.

Recipe variations

  • Add a kick of heat by incorporating some crushed red pepper flakes or a dash of cayenne pepper to the honey mustard marinade.
  • Substitute lemon juice with other citrus juices like orange, lime, or grapefruit. This will add a unique tanginess and a hint of different citrus aromas to the dish.
  • Incorporate toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds into the marinade for an Asian-inspired twist. The nutty flavor of sesame complements the honey and mustard well.
  • Add a splash of balsamic vinegar glaze to the marinade for a sweet and tangy glaze that enhances the overall complexity of flavors.

Serving suggestions

The flavors in these Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts pair so well with this baked chicken.

  • Serve your baked honey mustard chicken with a medley of roasted vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, green beans, or asparagus. The natural sweetness of the roasted vegetables will harmonize with the flavors of the chicken.
  • Enjoy the chicken over cooked grains like rice, or quinoa. The grains will soak up all of the delicious sauce.
  • This dish goes well with all kinds of potatoes! For something crispy, we love serving it with these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes or these oven-baked French Fries. Or go with a creamy option and plate the chicken with some old-fashioned mashed potatoes, Salted Instant Pot Potatoes, or a baked potato.
  • You can’t go wrong with a side of Garlic Butter Corn. The roasted garlic taste compliments the sweet and spicy sauce.

Add some crunch to your plate by serving this chicken with these deliciously crispy air fryer red potatoes.


Can I use bone-in chicken pieces for this recipe?

Absolutely! Bone-in chicken pieces, like thighs or drumsticks, can work well. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as bone-in pieces may take longer to cook through.

What internal temperature should I aim for when baking chicken?

The USDA recommends cooking chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure it’s safe to eat. Use a meat thermometer to check the thickest part of the chicken.

Can I use the same honey mustard sauce for grilling?

Yes, the honey mustard sauce can be used for grilling chicken as well. Just adjust for grilling time and follow the same basic steps.

Storage tips

Let the chicken cool to room temperature and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Baked honey mustard chicken in a white casserole dish.

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**This recipe was originally posted on February 5, 2014, updated on December 14, 2018,   and updated again on August 10, 2023, with recipe notes, writing, and photos.**

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Sharon Rhodes
This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken offers a simple yet delicious way to elevate your next chicken dinner. This easy-to-follow recipe combines the flavors of tender chicken with the sweet and spicy notes of honey and mustard. It is a go-to choice for a tasty and hassle-free meal.
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 247 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 375° and grease an 8×11 baking dish.
  • Pat dry the chicken breasts and place them in the prepared dish. Season both sides of the chicken with the salt and pepper. Set it aside.
  • Next, in a small bowl, measure out the remaining ingredients, honey, mustards, seasonings, lemon juice, and olive oil, and pour over the chicken. Flip the breasts around to coat them.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until you reach a minimum of 165° when using a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast.
  • Baste the chicken with the sauce and juices a few times while it is baking. If the sauce starts to brown too quickly, you can tent the dish with foil while the chicken finishes cooking.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm.



Storage tips

  • Let the chicken cool to room temperature and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 33gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 539mgPotassium: 601mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 141IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked honey mustard chicken, gluten free chicken recipe
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  1. 5 stars
    WOW!!! these were amazing!
    My kids love chicken dippers with honey mustard dipping sauce so I thought I would give these a try. And they were a hit!
    My youngest ate a whole chicken breast, and even my eldest daughter who barely eats meat, finished half a chicken breast.
    A total winner and I’ll be making them again.

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how amazing these chicken breasts came out, I mixed in some balsamic vinegar and wow the flavour of the glaze was perfection.

  3. 5 stars
    Juicy, tender and packed full of flavor. My kids loved it and we’ve added your recipe to our weekly rotation.

  4. 5 stars
    I tried your baked honey mustard chicken recipe, and it’s a winner! The balance of sweet and tangy flavors creates a deliciously comforting dish. Your clear instructions made it easy to prepare, and the result was a hit with my family. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe – it’s definitely a go-to for a satisfying meal!

  5. 5 stars
    This was deeeeelicious! Made it for dinner and cubed leftovers for lunch the next day, served in lettuce wraps with avocado. Super yum!

  6. 5 stars
    We eat a lot of chicken at our house, and this is one of my new favorite “I can’t even” fast and easy dinner recipes. I nearly always have the ingredients on hand, and it’s fast and easy to whip up this alpha-gal friendly protein-packed baked chicken dish. Yum!

  7. 5 stars
    This chicken went down really well last night. We had it with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. It was such a delish meal all together.

  8. 5 stars
    The flavor difference from using local honey is amazing! I love to make chicken breasts in the oven, this would be amazing sliced to put into a garden salad!

  9. 5 stars
    This was so good! My husband loved it too! I loved it so much that I made it two weeks in a row! Thank you!

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