Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

You can have this Baked Honey Mustard Chicken on the table in less than an hour, and it requires just 15 minutes of hands on prep work! Serve it with rice, buttered noodles or steamed veggies for an easy, balanced meal.  

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Mustard Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Jaclyn


  • 2 lbs - 2 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 - 6 medium chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 cup whole grain , coarse mustard
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp olive oil , divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 small sprigs rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together coarse mustard, dijon mustard, yellow mustard, honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Spray a large baking dish with non-stick cooking spray (large enough to fit chicken without over crowding).

  2. In a small skillet, heat remaining 1 tsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute 3 minutes, then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides, then set chicken over onion layer in baking dish.

  3. Pour mustard mixture evenly over chicken, working to cover each chicken breast entirely. Lay sprigs of rosemary between chicken breasts, then cover dish with foil. 

  4. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, then uncover and bake until chicken has cooked through, about 15 - 25 minutes longer. Serve warm, spoon more sauce over chicken as desired.

Recipe Notes

Recipe source: adapted from Good Life Eats

Note that the cook time will vary based on the thickness of chicken breasts, so just keep an eye on it. It should register 165 degrees F in the thickest part of breast on an instant read thermometer. It could be less or more time than what's listed.