Chicken is a staple in my house. However, it can become mundane and boring if you aren’t constantly using new recipes to mix it up and make it interesting. This classic and EASY honey Dijon chicken is packed full of flavor, yet it’s simple enough that you could teach your kids how to make it.
This recipe is flavorful and high protein. It’s a simple “set it and forget it,” (with a timer) meal.
Total Time: 23 Minutes
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Only 3 Ingredients for this Healthy Baked Honey Chicken Dijon Recipe
2 Chicken Breasts
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper (Optional)
* Make sure you adjust the rack in your oven to place the chicken on the lower middle rack. Then set it to bake at 375 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix the Dijon mustard and honey together. Line a baking sheet with foil then place the 2 chicken breasts on the foil. Using a Spoon poor 4 tablespoons of the honey Dijon mixture on top of the chicken. FITNESS TIP: Don’t allow the spoon to touch the chicken and then dip it back in the honey/dijon mix because you don’t want salmonella in the mix (you will need to use it later). Spread the honey mustard with a separate knife or spoon to coat the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with pepper (optional) then place it in the oven to cook. Place any remaining honey Dijon back in the fridge for later.
Depending upon the size and thickness of your chicken breasts, it could take as long as 25 – 30 minutes. If you want to check them with a cooking thermometer (like me), they should be 165 degrees when cooked. After cooking, let them sit for 5 minutes to cool. Then spread the remaining sauce on the top of the chicken. Serve while hot.
When you’re done, you should have a golden brown chicken breast that’s filled with flavor and a touch of sweetness. You can also double or triple the recipe to use extra chicken in salads for lunches and healthy wraps. Print this recipe above and add it to your fitness arsenal.