Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is one of our favorite recipes.  Chicken Tenderloins are baked in a sweet and savory honey mustard sauce with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

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Easy Chicken Tenderloin Recipe

I first shared this recipe 3 years ago, and it has become one of the most popular recipes here on Good Life Eats.

It is pretty popular in my home, too. All 4 kids and husband approved!

You are going to go nuts when you try this recipe for Easy Honey Mustard Chicken.

Especially when I tell you that I’ve been holding this in my back pocket since well before Christmas.

This simple, no-fuss, delicious chicken tenderloin recipe has been made over and over again.

It is a seriously hot commodity in our house.

I have made this recipe almost every time we’ve had company for dinner in the last few months. Everyone loves it and wants the recipe.

No one realizes how simple it is to prepare because it tastes so much better than simple.

My dad quite literally spooned out the leftover sauce from the pan to have a few more tastes before he washed the pan for me.

Now when I do something like that, I refer to it as “Pulling a Dad.” Love you, Dad! I know you are reading this.

Just when I worry that I’ve made this recipe too many times and too close together, my sister exclaims “Yes! Honey Mustard Chicken!” as she spots it on the table.

Even Logan and Madeline love it — finding something for dinner that everyone loves can be a bit of a challenge at times. It is indeed a keeper.

I only wish I had more recipes like this Baked Honey Mustard Chicken that were this easy and this good to keep in my back pocket for busy evenings.

Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

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Honey Mustard Chicken Ingredients

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken rescues me time and time again when I want something good for dinner but I don’t really have a lot of time (or ingredients) on my hands.

All you need is honey, dijion mustard, coarse mustard, chicken tenderloins or thighs, and a few springs of fresh rosemary.

I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand without having to do any special shopping preparation.

I often have a pot of rosemary in the yard, but I’ve even used some dried rosemary in a pinch.

I’ve also substituted fresh or dried thyme for rosemary when that is what I had on hand instead.

This is really a very forgiving recipe.

How to Make Honey Mustard Chicken

In a small bowl, combine two types of mustard, honey, and olive oil. Set aside.  Then sauté the onion and garlic until they begin to soften and become fragrant. 

If you’re using a pan that’s oven-safe, place the chicken tenderloins atop the veggies and season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Pour the honey mustard sauce over top, and arrange the rosemary sprigs in the pan.  Bake until the chicken is fully cooked through, removing the aluminum foil covering halfway through the bake time. 

Guess what? I’ve tested this recipe for the grill as well. Check out the instructions for making honey mustard chicken on the grill at my recipe for Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken.

baked honey mustard chicken with sprigs of fresh rosemary

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What to Serve with Honey Mustard Chicken

We had this Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken over Christmas paired with Smashed Potatoes with Parmesan Herb Gremolata and Roasted Broccoli.  

This recipe for Easy Roasted Cauliflower also pairs well if you prefer cauliflower to broccoli.

Another potato recipe that we like to serve with this Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken is Cream Cheese Chive Duchess Potatoes. 

The delicious savory, sweet chicken in sticky honey mustard sauce served alongside the potatoes and broccoli was a welcome meal in the bellies of all of my visiting family after a long day snowmobiling out in the cold.

Tips for the Best Honey Mustard Chicken

When I have a few extra minutes, I sauté a half an onion and a few cloves of garlic before adding the rest of the ingredients to the pan.

I like to use my Le Creuset Cast Iron Rectangular Roaster to bake this recipe in.

I’ve also used pork chops instead of chicken. I have found that pork chops do work better when you brown both sides of them first to get a nice crust before baking.

No matter what, this recipe is always good. No one seems to be getting tired of it!

Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

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More Easy Chicken Recipes: 

Want a grilled version of this recipe? Check out my Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe!

Recently, I took the concept of this honey mustard chicken recipe and adapted its simplicity with some different flavors to create this Chili Marmalade Baked Chicken.

This Indian Butter Chicken is served with basmati rice and comes together in an hour. 

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Chili is another family favorite that everyone is guaranteed to love! 

In need of a potluck dish? Make these Mango Habanero Drumsticks

Honey Pecan BBQ Chicken Sliders are piled high with coleslaw and pecans. 

What are your go-to easy and amazing dinner recipes?

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Easy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Easy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Chicken Tenderloins are baked in a sweet and savory honey mustard sauce with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of grainy, course mustard
  • 1/4 cup smooth dijion mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 - 4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mustards, honey, and 2 teaspoons of the olive oil.
  2. In a sauté pan or cast iron skillet, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. I like to use my Le Creuset Cast Iron Rectangular Roaster for this because this piece can be used for the whole recipe and go from stove to oven to table.
  3. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 1 - 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  5. Place the chicken tenderloins on top of the onion and garlic mixture, or if the pan you cooked the onion and garlic in is not oven safe.
  6. Transfer the onion and garlic to an oven safe dish and add the chicken to it.
  7. Salt and pepper the tops of the chicken according to your personal preference.
  8. Pour the honey mustard mixture on top of the chicken. Arrange the rosemary sprigs around the chicken in the pan.
  9. Bake the chicken covered at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  10. Then remove the cover, baste the chicken with the sauce.
  11. Continue to cook for an additional 20 - 30 minutes uncovered, or until the chicken is browned on top and cooked through.

Notes

  • Chicken thighs also work well. I prefer boneless skinless thighs, but you can use bone-in or skin-on if you prefer. I have also used pork chops, but I brown both sides of the chops first before baking.
  • Having a really busy or lazy day? Skip the onion and garlic steps completely. Just stir the honey, mustards, and all 3 tsp of olive oil together. Proceed with the rest of the recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 414 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 135mg Sodium: 596mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 18g Protein: 45g
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