Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

This past weekend turned from a bleak, cold and snowy one to the best one in 2014! On Saturday, I received the most anticipated and happy news; the newest addition to our family. My eldest nephew and his wife, welcomed their first baby boy! The little guy is the first grandson for my sister and our first great nephew. I am so happy that I am tempted to bake treats and mail them out to all of you! But, I’m also under the weather with a horrible cold, so…that’s not going to happen πŸ™‚

Honey Mustard Chicken

This may not be a big deal to some but I was 13 when I first became an aunt, I have known my nephew longer than a lot of other people. I was my nephew’s baby sitter, care taker, and as we grew up together, sister, friend and confidante. This little baby is not a great nephew but a nephew and grand son rolled into one. Actually, in Indian culture, he really is considered my grand son too, since nephews and nieces are supposed to be like your own children. Now, whether I’m ready for grandma designation; I’m not sure about that!

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I was planning on having a mid life crisis around June when my birthday hits, but looks like I’m going to have to shelf that already because we’re way past that! I’ll just move straight on to buying that Harley, because if I’m going to be Meemaw, then I’m going to be the coolest Meemaw around!

All joking aside though, I really am thrilled to bits and can’t wait to meet the little guy. He will be spoilt; not only by his parents but all his extended grand parents too.

Moving on to today’s recipe, this is the main dish I made for my husband’s coworkers a few weeks ago. It actually started off as a Nigella recipe many moons ago, but since then it’s turned into my version.Β 

Honey Mustard Chicken

If you like honey mustard dressing then you’re going to like this. I love mustard in all form, even the ghastly yellow one. I have made this with whatever mustard I’ve happened to have in the fridge. This particular one was made with a whole grain mustard and some agave for sweetness. You can use a prepared honey Dijon, or any mustard with a little bit of honey or agave added for sweetness. The lemon juice adds a lovely brightness to the heavy mustard.

I make this a one tray bake by adding chunks of red onions, the lemon peels and red or yellow potatoes. Add a salad and some bread to mop up the juices and dinner is done.Β 

I prefer to use bone in chicken pieces for this Honey Mustard Chicken dish. The chicken stays juicer and the dish is more flavourful from the chicken juices. However, for the lunch I used boneless, skinless thighs to make life easy for those eating. Boneless breast would work also, but please note that they will dry out considerably.

Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

Serving size: 6

Calories: 778

Fat: 50g

Baked pieces of juicy chicken with potatoes and red onions in a honey mustard and lemon sauce.
  • 1 whole chicken, skin on or off, in medium pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mustard, whole grain or Dijon
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1 large organic lemon, juiced and rind reserved
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 1 cup/235ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • few sprigs of tarragon, thyme, or rosemary
  • 6-8 red or Yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges if large
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C
  2. Rub the chicken pieces with the garlic, mustard, honey, turmeric and lemon juice.
  3. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes or so.
  4. Cut the reserved lemon rind into wedges.
  5. Mix the olive oil into the chicken, add the potatoes, lemon rind and red onions and toss well.
  6. Add more olive oil if needed, everything should be well covered in oil and mustard.
  7. Add the sprigs of herbs and salt
  8. On a large baking sheet or baking tray, lay out the chicken, potatoes, lemons and red onions.
  9. Place in the oven and bake for 40-60 minutes.
  10. The chicken should be well browned and the potatoes should be cooked, brown and a little crispy.
  11. If more golden brown is desired, broil for a few minutes until the chicken and potatoes are the desired colour.
  12. Check for salt and pepper.
  13. Serve with salad and bread.
Chicken cut up in medium pieces, about 10-12 pieces, cooks faster and is better flavoured. Use boneless chicken thighs if desired, about 10-12 thighs depending on their size. Don't crowd the pan otherwise there will be too much liquid and the pieces won't brown well at all. You can use a prepared honey Dijon mustard but then cut back or eliminate the agave or honey in the recipe. I also like to add a pinch of turmeric to all my chicken dishes because turmeric is an antiseptic, not to mention all the health benefits too.
I baked this in a Wolf range oven on the convection roast setting. Did a great job baking quickly and getting browned. I did flip on the broil for a few minutes to get some charring on the chicken and vegetables. The convection broil is very effective and can quickly brown and char.

Honey Mustard Chicken

I hope everyone is healthy and well. I did not escape the bug that my daughter brought home. She works at a daycare and I swear, she is sick every week with sniffles, cough, something! This time everyone at home got it and I’m still recovering. I have a very strong immune system (hence my whole RA issue) and never get sick, but when I do, ugh, it lingers forever. I hope all of you are well and not in the same predicament as I am.

  1. Congratulations on your upgraded status: Grandma. I became an extended Grandma at the age of 16 … long story πŸ˜€ Lotsa duas and love for the new member of the family.

    About the gold-mine like chicken platter: mind totally blown! Gotta try it ASAP. I need to get rid of my chicken-phobia/inhibition. And your recipe plus pictures, my darling, is an absolute antidote πŸ™‚
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  2. Oh yay! Congratulations Nazneen! A new addition to the family is definitely something to celebrate. Glad that you are finally getting some better weather. The first sunshiny sign of things to come! This chicken dish looks divine… loving the caramelization on the vegetables in particular. Yummmm! Hope that you and the family had a lovely Easter xx
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  4. Congratulations to the new little addition to your extended family. I love it when we get a new bub πŸ™‚
    The meal look so good! I love it when oil takes on the colour and flavour of the spices and looking at your top shot made me salivate.
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  5. Congratulations Nazneen! and on the other hand, sorry you’re down with that darn cold. My boss had it last week and I kept fingers crossed that I wouldn’t be next. Had to chuckle over that “ghastly yellow kind”. I’m with you and love all of them also. I must try this recipe soon. Pinned and thanks for sharing.
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  6. What a lovely blog you have! congrats to the parents and the new addition – I’m sure you’re anxious to give him a cuddle! the honey mustard chicken looks fantastic – great flavors – my daughters are going to love it! – thanks!
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  7. Congratulation Nazneen! What a great news! new additions are always welcome in families! My uncle had a baby at the end of last January, unfortunately I was already in Montreal, you don’t know how I’m excited to go back to Florence at the end of May. I asked my uncle to come and pick me up at the airport with my little cousin the day of my arrival.I’m sure your nephew’ little son will be very spoiled by the whole family… and, of course, he will have always great food from you.
    Now, let’s talk about your chicken…. IS AMAZING! as soon as I saw the first picture I wanted to mark it. I love chicken, I love honey and mustard. And so my husband. In the next weeks some friends will arrive from Italy, I’m thinking to greet them with this amazing recipe, I’m sure they will come back soon! Take care and thanks a lot for the warm message that you’ve left on my blog. Hugs.
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    • Thank you my dear! I am so excited about the new baby πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like this chicken and honored that you will make it soon! I hope you are feeling better and I look forward to chatting with you soon. xx

  8. Congratulations on the new addition to your family…
    This chicken looks delicious, I love all the flavor in it…and the golden roasted potatoes just look amazing…great meal.
    Hope you are enjoying your week Nazneen πŸ˜€
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    • Thank you Juliana! I’m thrilled about the new baby πŸ™‚ Thank you for your sweet comment, hope you’re having a great week too!

    • Oh no! Hope you’re better! If you’re a mustard lover then you’ll enjoy this. I too love mustard. Hmmm, the Harley, I’m very tempted and it doesn’t help that my hubby would readily approve!!

  9. Congratulations Nazneen! We’ve never met but somehow I cannot picture you as a grandmom:-) But it’s awesome news especially with the kind of bond you share with your nephew. I am all about mustard…I’ve grown up eating the dark yellow pungent variety in our traditional dishes and again pairing it with sweet is also the Bengali tradition. Therefore I use the dressing a lot too. How come I never thought about making a chicken dish with that! I bet people would lick their plates. It looks too delicious.
    Get well soon! On my side, I’ve been exhausted beyond words..cooking 5 meals a day for people at home. All I can manage is a cake or two for the blog. I’ll be free in May and really looking forward to that.
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    • Thanks Sonali! Imma be a badass grandma πŸ™‚ I’m too young, at least in my head to be grandma!! I think my love for mustard comes from Indian cooking! We use so many mustard seeds in South Indian cooking, I love them. Hope you’re getting a break from all these cooking duties!

  10. Congratulations on the newest member of your family, that has to be very exciting for everyone. So sorry that you are not feeling well….I hope you are better soon. I’m sure your husband’s coworkers really appreciated the wonderful meal that you prepared for them, your chicken sounds great.
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    • Thank you, Karen! We’re all just thrilled about our new addition. I’m better too, but still have a persistent cough. Thank you for stopping by!

  11. Congrats Nazneen! And blessings to the newly born.
    The chicken sounds amazing. My family never seems to get tired of eating mustard! I prepare fish in mustard paste but never tried chicken (i donno what I was waiting for!). Thanks for sharing this recipe. Its going to be our weekend night meal.
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  12. Nazneen, congratulations on the birth of your great nephew – I just have a feeling you will spoil him rotten whenever you get the chance…sounds absolutely wonderful to me! Now onto this lovely chicken recipe, I think a family recipe like this is hard to beat – the flavor combination in this recipe is one that my family certainly enjoys, you simply cannot go wrong with chicken, honey and some of that lovely terragon.
    Do please take good care of yourself – I hope that you are already feeling better!
    Hugs and kisses,
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    • Thank you dear Andrea! I’m doing better and also very happy about the baby. He lives in Canada so I won’t see him so soon πŸ™ My niece is being very sweet and sending me a photo of him every day. I wait all day for his photo πŸ™‚ There is something really good about this chicken, the mustard the hint of sweetness and the lemon. It goes well together. Thanks Andrea! Have a happy Easter!

  13. Sorry, Nazneen, that you’ve not been well. I hope you’re on the mend. Warm weather is coming and no one wants to be too ill to enjoy its first few days.
    Wonderful news to hear that your family has expanded. Such a happy event for your family! When my grand nephews and nieces were born, I spoke to my nieces and nephews, telling them that, as new aunts and uncles, it was the parents’ job to raise the infant and their job to spoil them. I asked them to remember how I treated them and to use that as their guide. πŸ™‚
    I, too, am a lover of all things mustard and bet this dish is very flavorful. It certainly looks good, as does that salad. What a lovely meal you served! I hope you feel better real soon, Nazneen. Take care of yourself.
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    • Thanks John! I bet you’re a great uncle!! Lucky nieces and nephews πŸ™‚ My uncles were great too but I think the relationship I have with my older nephews is very different. We’re very close and that’s why this baby is so special. You know, the salad was awesome!! Went perfectly with the chicken πŸ™‚

    • You always make me laugh, Nancy! We had nasty take out one evening and then half ass cooked the other, unfortunately, my hubby was sick at the same time and that just doesn’t work well! Kids are pretty useless!!

  14. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. Hopefully you’ll be over it more quickly than you think. Congratulations on your ‘grandson’. What fabulous news. When will you get the chance to see the baby? Do they live nearby? I do miss my nephew very much. My sister sends me lots of photos and videos but it’s not the same as being able to have a cuddle. What a beautiful looking chicken dish. I love the colour of it – all that yellow! It’s beautifully presented, Nazneen xx
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    • Thanks Charlie! I won’t be seeing him too soon. He’s in Canada so I miss him and you are right, photos just don’t have the cuddle factor.

    • Thanks Mary Frances! Yes, I love the red onions in this and they become sweet and delicious!

  15. Congrats! Babies always add so much happiness to families, and I’m so happy to hear that you’re so excited! πŸ™‚
    This chicken looks wonderful! I love one-pot meals; it totally makes dinner a breeze!
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    • Thanks Deepti! Yes, we’re excited about the baby! Only photos at the moment. Can’t wait to meet him πŸ™‚

  16. CONGRATS on the birth of your first great nephew! Yes – I think you should definitely buy that bike and be the coolest meemaw around! πŸ™‚
    There are some temptations you should give into, so when you are better please feel free to “bake treats and mail them out to all of (us)” πŸ˜‰
    I adore honey mustard – specially on chicken, this version with turmeric and tarragon sounds fantastic!
    Hope you are able to shake this cold off soon, Nazneen!
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  17. Congrats my dear for being granny so soon :). In the Middle Eastern culture, nephews and nieces are considered our own too, so it is pretty much the same. Very nice dish, I bet I can make those in the slow cooker too then probably move them to the oven to get a little brownish. Take care of yourself and sanitize your doughter before stepping in the house πŸ™‚
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    • Thanks Amira! I’m sure it will work in the slow cooker, I hardly ever use mine! I love my oven πŸ™‚

  18. Yummy πŸ™‚ I don’t feel like cooking at all those days πŸ™ I wish you could deliver…. πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you, Denise! Yes, the guys were drooling too πŸ™‚ They really enjoyed it, thankfully πŸ™‚

  19. I love honey mustard chicken, but yours is a whole new recipe to me. Yum! I’m so happy about you becoming Dadee Nazneen. That’s really awesome. Congratulations. Hope you get to meet him soon. Sorry about being sick. That’s the worst when the days are starting to finally get nice. Inshallah, soon, you’ll be better. hugs and love!

    • Thank you, Mariyam! You’ll like this chicken, it’s very flavourful! Next dinner party, I’m not doing desi, we’re going to try something new!

  20. Nazneen – this is just beautiful and I can imagine the flavors are amazing. I will know for sure when I make it soon! Congratulations on the arrival of your great nephew/grandson. I was just reading a book (“For the Love of Parvati”) and was noting how cousins referred to one another as cousin-sister, or cousin-brother. It is such a nice way of looking at family! Hope you feel better soon!
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    • Thank you, David! I hope you like it, it’s very flavourful and I love how the potatoes soak up the lemony goodness. I’m so excited about the new baby that I have a grin from ear to ear! My heart is bursting with joy and love for this little boy πŸ™‚ Indian families are very close knit and very respectful in our dealings with people older and younger than us. Everyone has titles and designations that are very respectful. Of course, my children are thrilled to be aunts and uncle to this little bundle.

  21. Oh no! I hope you are feeling better. When I get sick my family seems lost and I’m sure it is the same in your house. πŸ™‚
    What a wonderful chicken dish! I love the presentation too.
    Congratulations on the birth of the new bundle of joy. Enjoy!

    • Hi Francesca! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, they are quite lost but thankfully, since they are older they can manage somewhat. Thank you so much for the well wishes, I’m beyond excited to be a “grandmother” πŸ™‚

  22. I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well. I hope you have a speedy recovery. This dish looks absolutely delicious. I am a mustard lover too. Adding honey is one of my favorite ways to use it. These beautiful photographs are just mouthwatering. Congratulations on your new family addition!
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    • Hi Karen! You know? I’ve been sick since last Wednesday. After I got back from Abbe’s on Tuesday, my son was sick that evening and by the next day, I was down too! It’s getting better, slowly!

  23. What a great dish to bring to the table for a crowd! Your husband and his coworkers are very lucky. It sounds easy to put together but with a big impact and lots of flavorful. More importantly…big congratulations to your nephew and family!! Clearly, he is very loved and his little guy will be adored by many doting family members. I can tell you will be very heavy-handed in spoiling this child. : )
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  24. Congratulation to to the proud new parents. I hope you are feeling better soon so that you can take a visit and spoil the little boy rotten. I love honey mustard chicken and love that you baked it this way. Going to need to try this recipe soon and that last shot with the golden potato is having my fork going right for it.
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    • Thanks Bam! It will be a while till I can get to meet the munchkin, they live in Canada so unfortunately, not a hop and a skip. Hope you try it, I think your boys may like it πŸ™‚