Last night for dinner I made this honey mustard chicken that I found on We Are Eating. It was seriously delicious.

The sauce is satiny-smooth (thanks to the butter!) and the flavor, which I thought might be a little extreme with the mustard, was not overpowering at all. It was perfect.

The kicker is that this was extremely simple and took almost no time to throw together. We loved it and I can see myself making this frequently when I haven’t given a thought to dinner plans and need to come up with something that has few ingredients that I already have on hand. Delicious!

A couple of tips: I would make sure your chicken breasts are not overly thick. Mine were and so while they were slightly frozen still (much easier that way), I sliced them like I was butterflying but I cut all the way through.

This way you have a better ratio of chicken to sauce. I also followed the tip from the original recipe and tenderized my chicken a bit with my meat mallet.

Honey Mustard Chicken

Yield: Serves 4

Honey Mustard Chicken

Try adding 1 teaspoon curry powder for a delicious unique flavor.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed and tenderized slightly (if they are overly thick, slice them in half)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard (I used the basic yellow mustard since my husband is not a fan of Dijon mustard, but I bet it would be tasty with either)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place chicken in shallow baking pan. In a small bowl, combine butter, honey, mustard and salt and whisk well. Pour over chicken.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, basting every 15 minutes.

Recipe Source: from We Are Eating

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30 Responses to Honey Mustard Chicken

  1. Becca says:

    Hi Mel,
    I make this as regularly as I can justify given the butter because it’s so easy and yummy. We had leftovers today and since I can’t stand the taste of microwaved chicken, I reheated it in a skillet with a little bit of the sauce. The sauce browned just a little bit (not burned), and it was SO AMAZING. Try finishing it on the stove, or maybe browning the chicken and sauce before finishing it in the oven or something, because it made a more deeply flavored sauce and the sauce was thicker. Love your site so much!

  2. Lauren says:

    I love this dish. Have you tried making this in the crockpot?

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  4. Alyson says:

    I was wondering why this doesn’t come up in the Chicken/Poultry section. I thought I was going nuts for a while this morning!

  5. Katie says:

    I may or may not have drank this sauce straight out of the pan!

  6. Allisynne says:

    I make this same recipe with dijon, but add about two tablespoons of frozen concentrated orange juice. I serve it with my orange rice (basmati rice cooked in chicken broth with a bit of butter, chopped fresh chives, and about a tablespoon of frozen OJ per cup of uncooked rice.) This is a go-to favorite at our house – especially for the six-year old!

  7. Jeannette says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! My BF loved this and he’s a picky eater. I did change the way I cooked this. I used same ingredients I just cooked the breasts a little on each side in olive oil in a skillet on med-hi til no longer pink on outside. Then I wisked up the sauce, poured it over the chicken, brought to boil then turned to low and let it cook uncovered on the stove top for half hour turning one and basting twice each side. Was very quick and easy. Also, chicken was VERY tender. It cuts some of the cooking time out for those who need it to be a quick meal.

  8. gabs says:

    this is great if you add a bit of curry, and some potatoes… I cut two potatoes and add them to the chicken OMG they turn out amazing!

  9. Reyna says:

    You saved me yet again with this one tonight. I hadn’t made a plan other than I had chicken defrosted and ready to go. I came to you knowing there was surely something that didn’t involve a lot of marinating, and this was it! I used stone ground dijon mustard and it was SO good. The kids loved it, and even Lincoln (he who subsists on air and peanut butter) said it was, “a little bit good.” Which is about as rave a review as anyone is ever going to get! This will be a definite go-to recipe again!

  10. Kina says:

    I tried this the other night and we really enjoyed it! It’s sooooo easy to make! I served it with rice and broccoli. I’ll definitely be making this about once per month! LOL

  11. Jenn says:

    I made this for dinner the other night and I thought it was very good. It wasn’t overly sweet or mustard-y. Unfortunately, I overcooked it, but next time I make it, I’ll remedy the problem!

  12. Melanie Anne says:

    I used to make this recipe–or oone like it that was on the back of the chicken breast package from Costco. It was sooo delicious and easy. I lost the recipe and couldn’t remember the amounts–anyway–I am really glad you posted this! I am making it this sunday! Thanks!

  13. jaesi says:

    heres my verdictchicken lo mein…AWESOME!mint brownies…AWESOME!stroganoff…..AWESOME!treasure cookies…AWESOME!Loved em all. Im so glad to have found this. And yummo to honey mustard chicken!

  14. nikki says:

    Love your blog! This will be perfect for my not prepared for dinner day today!

  15. Chou says:

    My mom makes something like this that she constantly raves about. Yum!

  16. Deborah says:

    This sounds wonderful!!

  17. Kylie Walker says:

    Melanie! Okay this is so weird, but one of the girls in my ward (i think started) this blog, either way she is one of the main contributors to the blog. How did you get the website? What a small funny world!!

  18. Melanie says:

    Jenna – great tip on the curry powder. I’m going to try that next time (and I know it will be good if the suggestion came from you!).Angie – I’m so glad you liked it. I agree that the main perk is it is SO easy. And my kids loved it, too.

  19. Melanie says:

    Hi Jenn – thanks for letting me know you liked the combination of flavors for this chicken!!

  20. Peregos says:

    We too enjoy this recipe with one tsp of curry powder added to the sauce…yum!

  21. Natalie says:

    Me again 🙂We love this recipe – easy, quick, delicious and even kid friendly. Oh, and your cheesecake pops & truffles look like works of art!

  22. Kevin says:

    Butter, honey and mustard sound like they would make a great sauce for chicken!

  23. Melanie says:

    Thanks, Natalie! So glad I found the honey mustard chicken. Thanks!Steph – I agree, you and I are brilliant! I can’t wait to check out your version of the honey mustard chicken.Jaesi – You made my day! How sweet are you and I’m so flattered you’ve tried so many recipes! I have your Coconut Pecan cookies (I think that is what they are called) bookmarked to try soon!

  24. Steph says:

    This looks fantastic! I have a similar recipe on my menu for next week! You have been one step ahead of me on all my to do recipes! Great minds think alike! 🙂

  25. RecipeGirl says:

    Mmmmmm… that does sound simple and easy. And a bonus that it’s something that my son will eat!

  26. Bobby says:

    Looks amazing Melanie. Great flavors, and it look very easy to make. I will have to give this a try sometime.

  27. Angie says:

    We tried this one last night and it was GREAT (and SO EASY)!! Ethan gobbled it up and even Trevor had a few bites without spitting it back out (and that’s considered a great dinner!) Thanks for posting – it will go in my list of recipes to be made again!

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