Easy Honey Mustard Chicken — This honey mustard chicken is ready in 20 minutes and features a homemade honey mustard sauce. A great recipe to have on hand for busy weeknights when you want a no-fuss, healthy dinner!
Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
I love all mustards. Yellow, Dijon, spicy, grainy, you name it and I’m a fan. Add some honey and it’s even better. My daughter also loves honey mustard and this honey mustard chicken recipe hit the spot.
It’s ridiculously easy, ready in 20 minutes, and the honey mustard coats the chicken beautifully and clings perfectly to the nooks and crannies of the little broccoli trees. Broccoli is made for soaking up sauce of any kind.
You can omit the broccoli if you’re not a fan but it’s so good slathered in honey mustard and it stays crisp-tender.
By preparing the chicken with the broccoli, you knock out your protein and vegetable in one skillet in a matter of minutes. A win on all accounts.
What’s in the Honey Mustard Chicken?
To make the honey mustard chicken tenders with broccoli, you’ll need:
- Yellow mustard
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
- Chicken breasts (I used chicken breast tenders)
- Salt and pepper
- Broccoli florets
Can I Use Another Type of Mustard?
Yes! You can use different types of mustard than the recipe calls for. I used a mixture of yellow and Dijon mustards, but a spicy brown or grainy mustard would taste delicious here too.
How to Make Honey Mustard Chicken
The ingredients you’ll need for this easy recipe are: two types of mustard, honey, chicken breasts (I used breast tenders), broccoli florets, salt and pepper, and olive oil.
First, whisk together the honey and mustards until combined. Set this aside for the time being, as you’ll be adding it to the chicken later.
Then, cook chicken tenders in a little olive oil over medium-high heat until cooked through most of the way. Add the broccoli and homemade honey mustard chicken sauce to the pan and cover with the lid.
You’ll need to let the broccoli steam for a few minutes until it’s crisp-tender. This also gives the chicken time to finish cooking, and because you’re steaming the chicken near the end of the cook time it won’t dry out.
You can enjoy the honey mustard chicken and broccoli as is, or pair it with your carb of choice (quinoa, rice, and buttered noodles all pair nicely with this dish).
Tips for the Best Honey Mustard Chicken
My biggest piece of advice is to taste the honey mustard sauce before you add it to the skillet chicken. Your tastes may vary from mine, so feel free to add more honey, mustard, or salt to the sauce as needed. It’s best to adjust the sauce flavors before adding it to the skillet, as it’s easier to incorporate all the ingredients at this stage.
Also note that your chicken may need more or less time to cook than what the recipe states. It all depends on how large your chicken breasts are. If you’re in a rush, I recommend using thinner chicken tenders for this recipe.
If you wind up with leftovers, I recommend reheating them in a skillet over medium-low heat with the lid on. If the chicken seems dry, add a tablespoon of water to the skillet to add some moisture to the pan.
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- 1/2 cup honey, or to taste
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard (grainy or spicy brown mustard may be substituted)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- about 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used breast tenders)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets
- To a medium bowl, add the honey and mustards and whisk to combine. Taste and check for flavor balance, adding more honey or mustard to taste if necessary; set aside.
- To a large skillet, add the oil and chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on the second side. Cooking time will vary on the thickness of the chicken. Chicken should be about 90% cooked through.
- Evenly drizzle the honey mustard over the chicken and flip each piece over a few times to ensure both sides are coated evenly.
- Add the broccoli and stir to combine, making sure the broccoli gets coated with honey mustard. Cover and cook over medium-low heat allowing broccoli to steam for about 3 to 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender and chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1058mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 9gSugar: 38gProtein: 51g
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