Honey Dijon Chicken is a honey dijon based chicken that is juicy and loaded with flavor. A quick and easy weeknight dinner that is great for serving your family or a crowd.
I don’t mind eating plain chicken with no sauce, marinade or rub, but I’m not sure my family would agree. It’s much more fun to dress up your chicken with your favourite flavours.
Honey Dijon Chicken
I think of chicken like my art canvas. I can be daring and bold with ingredients or choose ones that I know work well together.
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For the month of June, the theme is #NoNakedChicken! Chicken Farmers of Canada always has such creative campaigns and this is one of my favoruites. The goal here is to cover your chicken up with sauces, marinades, rubs and more. Get it – no naked chicken?
Baked Honey Dijon Chicken
I’d be here all day listing out ways to dress up your chicken. Chicken Farmers of Canada has loads of recipes on their site if you need a little inspiration. I found one that I wanted to try – Honey Dijon Drumsticks. Instead of using drumsticks, I used chicken breasts because that’s what I had on hand. They tasted divine!
Marinade For Dijon Chicken
The marinade is flavourful combination of honey, Dijon mustard, oil and paprika. They are savoury with a hint of sweetness from the honey. I love the mouthwatering colour the spices add to the dish.
Serve it with your favourite sides. I paired mine with some wilted spinach cooked in a little olive oil with salt and pepper. Healthy and tasty!
Searching for More Chicken Recipes
I went on the hunt for other chicken recipes that I posted that fit the #NoNakedChicken theme. Check out my Chicken Posole, Easy Mustard Chicken, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Honey Garlic Chicken and Grilled Herb Chicken.
You can also find more recipes on the Chicken Farmers of Canada shopping app! It will also help you with meal planning and grocery shopping. Plus, it’s FREE.
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How to Know When Chicken is Done
You will know when your chicken is done when the juices run clear, you use a meat thermometer and the chicken is 165 degrees internal temperature.
Just make sure when you use a meat thermometer you stick in the largest piece of the chicken and you don’t touch a bone if you use bone-in chicken.
How to Make Honey Dijon Chicken
Start by preheating your oven. Then you will want to lay out aluminum foil on your baking sheet. This helps a lot with cleanup.
Now place your chicken breasts on the baking sheet. Grab a bowl and mix up the ingredients for your honey dijon glaze. Brush over the chicken on both sides.
Toss in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. The full recipe is in the printable recipe card below.
Could I Use Bone-In Chicken
Yes, you absolutely could. The one thing to remember is bone-in chicken will cook differently so that you will need to adjust the cooking time. Also, make sure to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.
Drumsticks, chicken thighs, all would be great. Depending on the thickness of the chicken will vary on the cooking time.
What to Serve with Chicken
- Smothered Potatoes | These potatoes are loaded with creamy flavor in every single bite. A quick and easy side dish you could toss in and cook the same time the chicken is cooking.
- Roast Asparagus | Here is a fantastic asparagus recipe that walks you through how to make the perfect asparagus each and every time.
- Southern Style Green Beans | A fantastic green bean recipe that will win over a crowd. Whip these up for any night of the week.
- Pasta Salads | Or you might find that you have a salad or two from this list that might be a perfect fit to pair along with the chicken.
How Long Can You Store Cooked Chicken
You can store your cooked chicken in the fridge for up to three days. Anything after that you will want to then use your best judgment.
With the leftovers you can reheat in the microwave or cover with aluminum foil and warm in the oven. I have also just sliced up the chicken cold, and then topped a salad with it and it is fantastic that way as well.
Can You Freeze Honey Dijon Chicken
I have not tried freezing this chicken but I would assume it would freeze just fine. Place in an airtight container, freezer bag or vacuum sealed container. Then freeze for up to three months.
Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to heat it up. You could then choose to reheat in microwave or oven, or eat cold.
You also should try this Honey Garlic Chicken.
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Honey Dijon Chicken
No dry chicken here! Take your juicy baked chicken breasts from basic to amazing with this sweet and savory marinade. Chicken breasts smothered in honey, Dijon mustard and spices and then baked to perfection!
- 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place chicken breasts on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix together Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, curry powder and paprika. Brush mixture over both sides of chicken breasts.
- Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, or until chicken breasts are cooked to proper internal temperature of 165 F.
- Serve hot with side dishes of your choice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 38g
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
This sounds heavenly and it looks so good. I’m not a fan of spinach so I’d have to substitute there, perhaps with asparagus. 🙂
Terri Tan says
I love how simple the recipe is. The chicken looked delicious!
Nataile Brown says
I’m always looking for new and tasty ways to make chicken breasts and this looks & sounds delicious! I love the mixture of the honey and the mustard too. Thank-you for the easy recipe. 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Fantastic! I love the curry and paprika added to it! Yummo!
Ok I gotta try this!