Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Who doesn’t love honey mustard?  It’s sweet, it’s tangy…it’s delicious.  When you bake it with the chicken, it absorbs the flavors and makes for a juicy, succulent dinner!

The great thing about this recipe is you get to make your own honey mustard and it is really almost as simple as just pouring a bottle of pre-made honey mustard onto the chicken.

This is a great weeknight dinner when you want something that’s easy to prepare with not a lot of clean up (a baking dish, a small bowl, and a brush to cover the chicken with the sauce is all you need).

Plus, it’s done in ~40 minutes.  The perfect amount of time when you’re tired from a long day at work or school.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Prep: 15 minutes.  Cook: 45 minutes.  Serves 6.

– 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

– salt and pepper to taste

– 1/2 cup honey

– 1/2 cup prepared mustard

– 1 teaspoon dried basil

– 1 teaspoon paprika

– 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.  In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, basil, paprika, and parsley.  Mix well.  Pour 1/2 of this mixture over the chicken, and brush to cover.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Turn chicken pieces over and brush with remaining 1/2 of the honey mustard mixture.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.  Let cool 10 minutes before serving.