baked chicken with a honey


– 4 chicken thighs (or 4 chicken breasts)

– Salt and pepper to taste

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1/4 cup honey

– 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

– 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

– 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)

– 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary)


Prepare the Chicken

– Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).

– Season the chicken thighs or breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.

2. Sear the Chicken

– In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

– Add the chicken, skin side down, and cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

3. Prepare the Glaze

– In a bowl, mix the honey, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, lemon juice, chopped garlic, thyme, and rosemary.

4. Bake the Chicken

– Return the chicken to the skillet, skin side up, or transfer it to a baking dish if your skillet is not ovenproof.

– Generously brush the chicken with the honey mustard glaze.

5. Final Cooking

– Bake the chicken in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked (internal temperature should reach 75°C or 165°F) and the glaze is caramelized.

6. Serve

– Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

– Serve the chicken with roasted vegetables, rice, or a green salad.


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