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Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

Tender, juicy Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken is an easy, inexpensive dinner that’s packed with flavor and can be made ahead of time! 

Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken

Lemon honey mustard chicken topped with slices of lemon

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, one of my biggest challenges is getting up the energy to make something after working, taking care of the kids, running errands, and doing whatever else needed to be done that day.

Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken in a pan with slices of lemon

That’s why I love prep ahead meals like this Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken recipe. It only takes about couple minutes to prep the chicken, and then it just chills until you’re ready to bake it.

So, even though there’s longer baking time, it only takes about 5 minutes of hands-on prep, which is perfect for busy week nights.

Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken surrounded with rosemary

And….most importantly, this baked lemon honey mustard chicken tastes great! It’s tender and juicy and so full of flavor! Using bone-in chicken thighs also makes this dish very inexpensive. So, it’s a total win-win meal!

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Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken
5 from 1 vote

Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

Juicy lemon honey mustard chicken that can be prepped ahead of time

Course Main Course
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 197 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 7-8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons . honey
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • Lemon


  1. Combine 1/3 cup olive oil, fresh lemon juice, rosemary, and salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add chicken thighs, and turn to coat.
  3. Chill for 1-24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  5. Lightly grease an oven-safe skillet.
  6. Add chicken to skillet, skin side down. Discard any remaining marinade.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Turn skin side up, and continue baking for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165 F.
  9. Remove chicken from oven, and brush with marinade.
  10. Slice lemon, and place a slice over each chicken thigh.
  11. Turn oven to broil, and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

*I serve this along with veggies and quinoa or rice and spoon the pan sauce over the quinoa/rice.

**Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 7g
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys (affiliate link).


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  • Reply
    April 24, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Great recipe! The chicken was really good. Thanks!

    • Reply
      April 24, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! =)

  • Reply
    January 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I’m making this for dinner tonight-the chicken is marinading now! I’m wondering about the last broil step. I noticed in your picture the lemons look bright and fresh, but if I place them on the chicken and then broil them, they’ll brown atop the chicken. Is that what is intended? Or should I place the lemon on after the last 2-3 minute broil?

    • Reply
      January 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      You can do it either way. The lemon slices are really just there as garnish, and you can broil them or add them after you’ve broiled the chicken if you want that fresher look.

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    Karen Rideout
    March 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Is there a place where it says the caloric intake of this recipe? I am loosely following Weight Watchers. Thanks!!!!!

    • Reply
      March 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      I don’t have a way to provide nutrition info on my recipes, but here is a link to the nutrition calculator that I use – Good luck with WW!! I have a few recipes that have points values if you’re interested.

  • Reply
    Kati @ Around the Plate
    January 24, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I love that this look delicious and doesn’t require too many ingredients! <3

    • Reply
      January 25, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Thanks so much! =)

  • Reply
    January 14, 2016 at 2:23 am

    I just love chicken recipes. Just google for chicken recipes and got your recipes. Thank you very much for sharing this delicious recipe. Definitely bookmark this page and come back for more recipes like this one

    • Reply
      January 15, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you!

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