EASY Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

Cissie Wetmiller
November 18, 2023
EASY Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

Cissie Wetmiller


November 18, 2023

As a nutrition coach, I know that my clients appreciate the balance of taste, health, and convenience in recipes, while being something that the whole family can enjoy! This Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken recipe is easily one of my most favorite protein recipes I've cooked in a long time and it fits that description of tasty, healthy, and convenient! It's a perfect dish if you're looking for a nutritious yet flavorful meal option that the whole family can enjoy.

Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken: A Nutritious Delight

Why It's Great:

  • Easy Preparation: The recipe requires minimal ingredients, most of which are likely already in your pantry.
  • Health Benefits: Chicken tenderloins are a great source of lean protein. The use of ingredients like honey, mustard, and olive oil adds flavor without excessive calories.
  • Versatility: This dish can be adapted with dried herbs or different types of mustard, making it a forgiving recipe that's easy to tweak based on what's available. You can have it by itself with sides, or store it in the fridge and have the left overs on a salad at lunch the next day!

Chicken Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs. of Chicken Tenderloins
  • 1-2 TBSP chicken seasoning blend, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, optional but recommended

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Sauce Preparation: Mix mustards, honey, and olive oil, vinegar, and paprika in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Season Chicken with chicken seasoning (see recipe above). In a large bowl, pour a little drizzle of olive oil over chicken, add 1-2 TBSP of seasoning over the chicken... mix around until all chicken is covered evenly with seasoning. Store in the fridge for 30 min-12 hours to allow the taste to marinade.
  3. Line chicken in glass baking dish.
  4. Pour honey mustard sauce over chicken.
  5. Bake: Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until cooked.
  6. Serve: Spoon extra sauce over the chicken before serving​​.

This recipe combines the best of all worlds - it's quick and easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients, and delivers a burst of flavors that will satisfy any palate. Enjoy! 

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