Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
The perfect weeknight chicken dinner – Easy Juicy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe. Made with boneless skinless chicken thighs and baked in the oven and a great dipping sauce. Ready in 30-40 minutes.
We eat a lot of chicken in my house. I constantly need to experiment with new chicken recipes and I often use thighs.
Cooking with both bone in skin on and boneless skinless chicken thighs is fun and easy. I usually prefer boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes, but if you decide to use bone in thighs, you can still try this recipe.
Have thighs with the skin on? Yes, these can be used. Just make sure you turn the oven on broil, for 1-2 minutes at the end of the cooking process to brown the skin of the chicken.
I’ve been into simple, healthier and quick to make dishes, that require minimal prep work and ingredients lately.
These Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are flavorful, juicy, smothered in delicious honey mustard sauce.
What ingredients do you need to make these oven baked chicken thighs?
- boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Dijon mustard
- black pepper
- oregano (optional)
- cayenne pepper (optional)
How to make this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe? What kind of chicken thighs to use for cooking in the oven.
In this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe I used boneless skinless chicken thighs.
They cook quickly and I prefer them to bone in chicken thighs.
They are also a better choice, when you are trying to cook for a small child.
I usually get organic boneless skinless chicken thighs at Costco.
The honey mustard sauce is made with Dijon mustard, honey, salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil.
Then bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes at 350F. It is so simple!
I’ve already shared with you a recipe for One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs, that everyone seems to love!
Some other popular chicken recipes on my blog are this Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl and this One Pan Chicken And Rice. My latest obsession are these low-carb and Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken thighs, that are basically boneless skinless chicken thighs wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven.
The chicken released some juice and in combination with the honey mustard sauce makes delicious gravy.
The marinade (sauce) is also perfect for a dipping sauce.
This chicken recipe is perfect for lazy days.
You just have to make the sauce, combine it with the chicken and bake.
Great recipe for year round.
Can I use bone in chicken thighs in this oven baked chicken thighs recipe?
In this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe you can swap bone in chicken thighs for boneless.
They will require extra 10-15 minutes cooking time.
Double the recipe, if you are cooking for a crowd.
It also reheats easily.
Is it possible to use skin on chicken thighs in this recipe?
Absolutely! I encourage you to use skin on chicken thighs. I can rarely find these at my local grocery store, this is why I use Costco organic boneless skinless chicken thighs and they are pretty good.
If you use skin on chicken thighs, you may need to increase the cooking time with 5-10 minutes. What if the thighs used are both with the skin on and bone in, just cook for 10-15 minutes more than the suggested time.
For skin on chicken thighs, to achieve a crispy, golden brown skin, you can broil for 1-2 minutes at the end, keeping a close eye on the thighs.
Will this recipe work with yellow mustard, instead of Dijon mustard?
I’ve been getting some questions about the type of mustard used in this baked chicken thigh recipe.
While I used and prefer using Dijon mustard, because of its amazing flavor, but I understand that some people can not handle the spiciness. For that reason, you can use yellow mustard.
I have not tested the recipe with yellow mustard, but two of my readers have reported great results using it.
Can you omit the oregano in this recipe?
Since I posted this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe almost a year ago, I have been getting some great feedback.
Most of my readers seem to find it easy and delicious and make it on a regular basis, but others have been having issues with the oregano listed in the ingredients.
If you don’t like oregano and feel that the flavor is overpowering, you can definitely leave it out. You can just substitute with dried parsley.
I can not have honey. Can I still make this Easy Juicy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe?
You can still make the recipe and use maple syrup or agave nectar in it. Keep in mind that flavor will be different.
How to refrigerate baked boneless skinless chicken thighs?
Make sure the cooked chicken thighs are cooled to room temperature. Refrigerate with the sauce on an air tight container for up tp 3 days. Reheat in the oven, on the stove top or in the microwave.
How to freeze baked chicken thighs?
Cooked chicken thighs could be frozen for up to one month with the sauce. This way you have a great freezer meal. Make sure they are in a freezer safe container or zip lock bag.
Defrost in the fridge and reheat on the stove top or try reheating frozen in the microwave.
These oven baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are budget friendly, too.
What to serve these honey mustard boneless skinless chicken things with?
Serve it with steamed veggies, rice, potatoes or a salad. Perfect for picky eaters.
Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe
- 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/16 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano (Cayenne pepper, optional).
Place chicken in a greased baking dish. Pour the sauce over it. Make sure it is evenly coated.
Bake chicken uncovered for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden and the internal temperature of the meat is 165F.
Take out of the oven and serve with rice, vegetables or potatoes.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 376, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 215mg, Sodium: 670mg, Potassium: 588mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 44g, Vitamin A: 1.1%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 2.9%, Iron: 12.1%
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