We made some honey mustard chicken for dinner. It is incredibly easy to do and turned out super delicious. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. (Try to do this before you get everything ready or you’re stuck waiting for the oven to heat up. Because I forgot to do that.)
Get two pounds of chicken in your preferred cut (we used skinless and boneless thighs) and smatter them in salt and pepper. And by “smatter them” I mean “use a light rub on either side.” Now place them gingerly with the care you would use on a baby into a baking dish that comfortably fits all of the delicious chickens.
Next get 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of dijon mustard. Add slightly more or less depending on what taste you want to be stronger. If you’re super gourmet (we are not) add in a teaspoon of dried basil and a teaspoon of paprika. My mom likes to use these spices, but I didn’t have those on me because I’m a cooking baby. Pour half of this golden brown mixture that can only be described as “what must be flowing in the rivers of heaven” all over your chicken. Brush some over to make sure it is completely covered. Toss that soon-to-be succulent chicken into the oven and let it bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes take the chicken out and flip it over in the dish. As you will see your chicken has created its own gravy and your sauce has gotten 33% more delicious. Cover this new side of the chicken with the sauce that it is currently swimming in. Throw that (gently, remember like a baby) back into the oven for about another 10 minutes. Mostly just make sure when it comes out the pink is the middle is gone and the juices are running clear. Dont want to get salmonella…or whatever horrible disease was inside uncooked chicken.
Now is your chance to make some delicious sides to go with your chicken feast! We ate this with the sauce over rice, but honestly we eat everything over rice. We also had some sweat peas and cherries. By the time you’re sides are done (if you’re a timing master. We are not) your chicken should be complete! Take that sucker out and bask in its glory.
Great job! You have successfully made one of the most delicious ways to bake chicken, and it only took 4 minutes to prepare! You didn’t even have to marinate anything! Sit down and enjoy that shit.