These 5-ingredient honey mustard chicken thighs are so flavorful and easy to make, they will be one of those recipes that will be your new healthy basics. Just mix the ingredients together and bake them on a sheet pan and you have dinner ready just like that! 

overhead of white platter with six honey mustard chicken thighs on it

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I originally shared this post on Jan 6th, 2015. I have updated the images and some of the text today. 

Why We Love This Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipe

No matter what life throws at us, I wanted to make sure you knew I got your back when it comes to getting dinner on the table. So amidst all the noise and chaos, if you’re struggling with “what’s for dinner?” I am here to say: This healthy chicken thigh recipe is what’s for dinner!

I know some of you tell me that you make the same five recipes every week. It makes meal planning and shopping so much easier, and when you know the recipes, you can be sure what the whole family will like. I totally get that!

But the same five recipes can get pretty boring. Right? Right.

So I am guessing you are pretty psyched to see a 5-ingredient recipe showing its pretty face around here today. You may even be thinking it could be a contender. Maybe, just maybe it will become one of those family-pleasing dinner staples. I hope so.

I loved the fact that this honey mustard chicken thigh recipe makes 6 thighs, enough for the four of us for dinner, plus two thighs left over for our lunches too. Jase and I eat a salad with protein for lunch a lot, so these honey mustard chicken thighs were perfect for that.

How to Make Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

One of the best parts about this easy chicken recipe (besides the fact that it uses just 5 simple ingredients) is that you don’t have to let the chicken thighs marinate for a long time to get that amazing honey mustard flavor. Just whisk together the marinade, coat the chicken in it, and bake! Here’s exactly how I made these honey mustard chicken thighs:

Make the honey mustard sauce

mustard, honey, thyme and salt in a large bowl

The healthy honey mustard marinade is a simple combination of mustard, honey, fresh thyme, and salt. I used brown deli mustard to really amp up the mustard flavor, but feel free to use whatever is in your pantry.

Coat the chicken

chicken thighs in a bowl coated in honey mustard

Fully coat the chicken thighs in the honey mustard sauce, making sure to get it into all the crevices (you may need to use your hands to really work it in!).

How Long To Roast Boneless Chicken Thighs at 375

  • After the chicken thighs are fully coated in the honey mustard, arrange them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (the parchment paper makes for easier cleanup).
  • Roast the honey mustard chicken thighs for 30 to 40 minutes. I use a digital instant-read thermometer to check that they’ve reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
  • To make sure they stay juicy once they come out of the oven, let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
Chicken thighs on a plate from the side with a black faux bone handled knife in the foreground

Can You Make This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe Ahead?

  • Yes! You have two options. You can mix the chicken with the honey mustard mixture up to 1 day ahead and then bake them.
  • Or they reheat really well. You can do so in the microwave, until they are steaming hot. Or you can set them in a pyrex baking dish and cover them with foil. Then just bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until they are steaming hot. 

What To Serve With Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

a closeup of the chicken thighs on a white plate

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5-Ingredient Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 thighs 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These 5-ingredient honey mustard chicken thighs are so flavorful and easy to make, they will be one of those recipes that will be your new healthy basics. Just mix the ingredients together and bake them on a sheet pan and you have dinner ready just like that!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons brown deli mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2 pounds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Whisk honey, mustard, thyme and salt in a medium bowl. Add chicken thighs and turn to coat. Arrange chicken on the parchment-lined baking sheet, tucking them into neat thigh shapes.
  3. Roast chicken until cooked through and browned in spots, 30 to 40 minutes *See note. Let rest 4 to 6 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • I use a digital instant read thermometer to check that they’ve reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.

To Make Ahead

  • You can mix the chicken with the honey mustard mixture up to 1 day ahead and then bake them.
  • Or they reheat really well. You can do so in the microwave, until they are steaming hot. Or you can set them in a pyrex baking dish and cover them with foil. Then just bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until they are steaming hot.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 thigh
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 685 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 30 g
overhead of chicken on a platter with knife and fork with text overlay