Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are ideal for a quick dinner since they are healthy, made on one sheet pan, and ready in 25 minutes. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs make the best weeknight dinner with virtually no cleanup since everything is cooked on one sheet pan. Plus the homemade honey mustard sauce made with honey olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, and thyme couldn't be more delicious.

In my opinion, it's hard to beat anything that is covered in honey mustard. The sweet and savory combo is hard to beat and ever since I was a kid, I have loved it. However the traditional version is normally packed with tons of extra sugar and mayonnaise. And although it tastes delicious, it's definitely not the best option when you are trying to eat healthy. Luckily with just a few changes, you can make this delicious updated honey mustard chicken packed with all the same flavors and ready on your table in less than 30 minutes.

Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are ready for the oven and made one one sheet pan.

And to make things incredibly easy, this is a sheet pan dinner. All you have to do is whip together the sauce and add everything to a sheet pan. Cover the chicken and baby carrots in the sauce and into the oven it goes. It couldn't be easier. Then after 20-25 minutes, dinner is ready. Usually I make some steamed rice, baked potatoes, or a large green salad to serve on the side and its a dinner everyone loves.

Getting ready to make these Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs? Here are some tips and tricks:

  • I recommend covering your baking sheet is foil before making this dish since some of the extra honey can burn during cooking. Although this is easy to clean on most baking sheets, there is literally no clean up if you cover your baking sheet in foil first.
  • You can easily switch out the veggies in this recipe depending on what you have on hand. For slow cooking veggies like parsnips, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, or diced sweet potatoes, you can just swap them in for the carrots. For quicker cooking veggies like green beans, zucchini, summer squash, or broccoli, add them with 10-12 minutes left so that they don't overcook.
  • It's easy to switch out the spices in this recipe or leave them out completely if your family isn't a big fan. Rosemary or oregano are both good options if thyme isn't your favorite spice.

Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are out of the oven in just 25 minutes and surrounded by baby carrots for a quick meal

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Here are some of the tools I used to help me prepare this dish.

  • Baking sheet: There are so many options out there but I have been using this brand for years and find they hold up really well.
  • Honey: Since honey is a main flavor is this recipe, the honey you use will make a big difference. Ideally you want a natural honey that hasn't been overly filtered and doesn't have a lot other added sweeteners (unfortunately I am looking at you honey bear). For cooking meats, I tend to reach for orange blossom honey since I love the citrus undertones but any delicious, natural honey will work.
  • Whole grain mustard: Like the honey, the mustard you use will also make big difference in the taste of the recipe. I am a sucker for whole grain mustard and my favorite is this one. Trader Joe's also make a great whole grain Dijon mustard. If you don't have or like whole grain mustard, use a Dijon mustard to add more flavor instead of a basic yellow mustard.
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil: There is nothing I hate more than when I cover a baking sheet in foil for easy clean up only to find out the foil has ripped or leaked during cooking. After trying lots of different foils, I almost always use this heavy duty one and it never leaks on me.

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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  • 1.33 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp thyme (sub rosemary or oregano)
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking spray

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.


Stir together the honey, olive oil, garlic, mustard, and thyme.


Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and cover it in foil for easier clean up. Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Brush with about half the honey mustard mixture.


Spread the baby carrots on the baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining honey mustard and use your hands to mix and coat.


Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Shake the pan once during cooking.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz. and 3/4 cup baby carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 131mg
Sodium 293mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 9g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Molly Lea Maguire
February 20, 2019 - 16:03
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Fabulous recipe for mid-week rush!! I baked 4 chicken thighs and stove topped a veggie. The chicken is super juicy and tender!
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