Baked Honey Mustard Chicken in baking dish.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

The best recipe for baked chicken breast with honey mustard sauce. Seasoning chicken and searing it before baking creates the incredibly rich flavor in this dish.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword honey mustard chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt I used sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1.5 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, paprika, salt and Italian seasoning.
  3. Coat each chicken breast with seasoning mixture.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat up olive oil. Sear each chicken breast, 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  5. Remove from skillet and place in 2qt baking dish. (see notes for searing and baking in cast iron skillet).
  6. In another small bowl, whisk honey, vinegar and both mustards.
  7. Add 1/4 cup of chicken stock to the pan and deglaze it, by scraping any baked-on bits from searing the chicken. You don't want to skip this step, as there is a lot of flavor in the pan.
  8. Add honey mustard sauce to the pan and whisk together. Pour the mixture over chicken.
  9. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes.
  10. Check the internal temperature of each chicken breast. If it reads at least 165 degrees F, the chicken is done.
  11. Remove dish from oven and let it stand 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you want to use a cast iron skillet, sear the chicken and remove onto a plate. Deglaze the pan and add the sauce. Return chicken to pan and turn over in the sauce, to coat. Cover and bake per instructions above.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 704mg31%
Potassium 866mg25%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.