Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast with Lemon - My Gorgeous Recipes (2024)

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast with a touch of lemon, an absolutely delicious, low-carb and healthy meal for two. Serve it with broccoli spears or any other veggies of your choice. There is hardly any preparation needed, and you get some moist chicken breasts cooked in a super tasty honey mustard marinade.

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Planning a romantic dinner or perhaps you want to impress your other half with a lovely cooked dinner? Nothing simpler, no fancy ingredients required, and the taste is out of this world.

January can be a tough month, pockets are kind of empty after all that Christmas shopping, still trying to get around that healthy eating resolution. And, on top of everything, the weather's miserable: short, dark days, and too cold. A night in sounds fantastic,doesn't it? Especially if you want to make it to pay day.I know, long way to go.

But this meal, apart from being insanely delicious, only costs about £6. It's such a tasty alternative to the good old chicken and gravy. You really can't beat that!

If you like the combo honey-mustard, you really need to try my Honey Mustard Salmon , Honey Mustard Gammon or Honey Mustard Pork Chops. So, cuddle up on the sofa and enjoy, you are in for a treat!

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Ingredients needed to make honey mustard chicken breast

  • chicken breasts - the chicken breasts I used were of a medium size
  • dijon mustard - or any other yellow mustard
  • wholegrain mustard
  • honey - I used runny honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika- I used sweet paprika, but hot or smoked paprika are also ok
  • lemon - can be optional, but I find that it works well with the other ingredients
  • oil - or butter

Step-by-step photos and instructions

Chicken is a nice and lean meat that cooks well no matter how. And if you choose to bake it, there is no need to worry about the thickness of the chicken, this shouldn't matter much when it comes to it cooking through, but rather just for the amount of time it needs baking for.

  • preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit)
  • season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and paprika
  • arrange them on an oven-proof dish
  • to make the marinade: mix the wholegrain mustard with the dijon mustard and honey
  • pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure it coats it well
  • bake for 30-35 minutes or until it's cooked through
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Expert tips

This recipe is simplicity in itself, but if you want to make sure it's as good as you can get, follow these simple steps for the ultimate chicken breast recipe.

Note!I found that the best way to keep the marinade from staying on chicken is to sprinkle it with paprika before adding the marinade.

Please see the right-hand size top photo above. It really does the trick, and the sauce is guaranteed to stay where it is supposed to stay rather than ending in the baking dish.

Recipe FAQs

How long do I cook the honey mustard chicken breast for?

The chicken is ready in about 30-40 minutes depending on the size of the chicken breasts. I usually cook it for longer, just to make sure it's cooked ok, undercooked chicken is super bad, so I'd rather be on the safe side.

What temperature do I cook the chicken breast at?

The chicken should be cooked at 200 degree Celsius, or about 390 degrees Fahrenheit. The chicken breast will be beautifully moist, melting in your mouth.

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast with Lemon

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast with a touch of lemon, an absolutely delicious, low-carb and healthy meal for two. Serve it with broccoli spears or any other veggies of your choice. There is hardly any preparation needed, and you get some moist chicken breasts cooked in a super tasty honey mustard marinade.

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: International

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes minutes

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 202kcal

Author: Daniela Apostol

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ tablespoon oil (or butter)
  • broccoli spears to serve

Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Grease an oven-proof dish with the oil or butter and place the chicken in there.

  • Season well with salt, pepper and paprika.

  • In a small bowl, combine the dijon mustard, wholegrain mustard and honey.

  • Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts and bake in the oven for about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken.

  • You may add 1-2 tablespoons of water in the pan if needed to prevent the edges of the dish from browning if there is not much chicken juice released during cooking.

  • Once the chicken is cooked through, squeeze lemon juice over and serve with broccoli spears.

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Notes

  • Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper and paprika before adding the honey mustard marinade. The paprika will help the marinade stick to the chicken.
  • Add a few tablespoons of water to the baking dish half the way through cooking, this will ensure the chicken stays moist and the edges don't dry up.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 418mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. Maggie

    I think the oven temp. is incorrect. Needs to be higher.

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Hi Maggie! Thank you for your comment! I think it really depends on the type of oven and of course the size of the chicken. Too high the temperature might dry the chicken breast out, as there is no fat at all. With my oven l find that the 200 degrees Celsius works well with chicken breast and it keeps nice and moist. 45 minutes is really more than enough for the chicken to cook through at this temperature. I hope this helps.

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    • Linda

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      MAGGIE, The OVEN TEMP IS 400° FAHRENHEIT OR 200° CELSIUS
      READ RECIPE CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU TRY AND CORRECT IT!!!

      Reply

    • Marcu

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      Salutari din Romania !

      Mi-a placut reteta.Cu siguranta ca o voi incerca!

      Reply

      • Daniela Anderson

        Multumesc! Sper sa va placa!

        Reply

  2. Lisa

    200 degrees Celsius is the equivalent of 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you for your comment, Lisa! You are right, probably the confusion was caused because of the difference between F and C. In Europe everything is set in Celsius, going forward l might list the temperature in Fahrenheit too, just to make it easier. Many thanks!

      Reply

  3. Sandi

    I think the confusion is because the oven temp is listed in Celsius and some of us are more used to Fahrenheit. 200 degrees Celsius is equal to 392 degrees Fahrenheit. There is an easily memorable formula for Celsius to Fahrenheit conversions: simply multiply the original figure by 9, divide by 5 and add 32. To convert the other way, just reverse the equation by subtracting 32, multiplying by 5 and dividing by 9.

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Sandi! Very usuful to know how to convert to Fahrenheit, l shall use it from now on to list both of them.

      Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Sarah!

      Reply

  4. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day

    This does look perfect for Valentine's Day! I love cooking with Dijon mustard. It's so flavorful.

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  5. Hanady | Recipe Nomad

    I love a good simple recipe. Especially one that sounds as Decadent as this. And lemon at the end... what a smart idea! Saving this recipe!!

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  6. Byron Thomas

    I love the combination of mustard and chicken. I can't wait to try this particular recipe. I just have a quick question. Your recipe lists whole grain and dijon mustard, along with one tablespoon of honey. Would it be okay to just use three tablespoons of prepared honey mustard instead? I'm a huge fan of honey mustard, but I really don't like the taste of dijon. What are your thoughts?

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you for your comment, Byron. You can use any other type of mustard instead of dijon, l didn't quite like the taste either when l first tried it in England, as back home we mainly use a sweeter kind of mustard. The dijon adds a bit of sharpness to the chicken, but if you use a tad of lemon l think that should be ok anyway, so do use the prepared one, l hope you will like it.

      Reply

  7. Mark, CompassandFork

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    I love the ease of this dish yet full of flavor. I love how the mustard and honey combine so beautifully to deliver such an attractive look. The lemon and broccoli are a nice contrast to the chicken. You are right, this would make a lovely Valentine's Day dish for that special person. Nice job.

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Mark!

      Reply

  8. Jessica (Swanky Recipes)

    I make a very similar recipe to this at least 3 times a month. Our family LOVES the flavor of the honey mustard sauce and chicken. I love to add thyme, rosemary or dill to it for extra flavor. Truly a favorite in our house, yum!

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you!

      Reply

  9. Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

    I love recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients but are packed with a ton of flavor. I can tell just by looking at this it definitely would be flavorful 🙂 And Dijon mustard is a favorite of mine to season with!

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      ? thank you

      Reply

  10. Heather

    Your photos are absolutely stunning!! I love pairing honey mustard with chicken, its one of my favorite salad combinations too. The lemon juice is such a great idea to go with this recipe. I'm going to have to make this for dinner this week!

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Heather! I hope you'll enjoy it!

      Reply

  11. Uma

    Love your plating style, some time it's very tough to get a shot with brown color food. Dijon mustard are very good with protein based food.

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, very nice of you!

      Reply

  12. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    We love honey mustard chicken and have it often for dinner! Your version looks delicious and the photos are beautiful!

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Marlynn!

      Reply

  13. Silvia @ Garden in the Kitchen

    This chicken looks incredibly delicious and beautiful!! I never think of adding mustard to my chicken but definitely should. Love your recipe, touch of lemon.. oh yum!!

    Reply

  14. Anne Murphy

    I like the combination of two kinds of mustard, to get the two textures, I assume, as well as two slightly different flavors. And it certainly does combine well with honey!

    And that looks lovely.

    Reply

  15. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

    Honey mustard is one of my husband's favorite flavors, so I'll have to try this for him. I love how easy the recipe is - nice and hands off for those busy weeknights!

    Reply

  16. Sarah | Away From the Box

    I love love love whole grain mustard, and honey mustard anything really... So this recipe is right up my alley! And you're right - perfect portions for a delicious night in for two. Wonderful recipe!

    Reply

  17. Amy

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    Your photos are just gorgeous! I love honey mustard but I think I have more experience with chicken nuggets being dipped in honey mustard sauce, lol. This sounds much healthier and honestly, way better!

    Reply

  18. Kylee from Kylee Cooks

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    WHOA. I wasn't even hungry when I open this page up - but now I want to lick the screen. The photos are GORGEOUS! which I guess makes sense, given your blog name... er. lol. Putting this on the list to make!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Kylee! ?

      Reply

  19. Manila Spoon

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    They say you eat with your eyes first and my eyes totally feasted on this delicious chicken! Looks so yummy!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you! ?

      Reply

  20. Nicole

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    Nice photos and a nice way to make chicken breast tasty!

    Reply

  21. Brittney

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    Great recipe. But when my timer went off after 35 minutes and my chicken was still raw I was really confused. Then my husband and I realized you have the temp listed in celcicus. I would put a heads up in your article for people who are more used to Fahrenheit!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      I am sorry about that, l will amend the recipe now. I hope you did enjoy the recipe after correcting the temperature.

      Reply

  22. Jenn

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    I used this on tilapia and it was amazing!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      I am glad you liked it ?

      Reply

  23. Christi Fowler

    Made this tonight - hubby and I loved it! So easy to make and delicious.

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you for your comment! I am glad you liked tge chicken, it's one of my favourite recipe.

      Reply

  24. Lidia

    So disappointed!!!! This recipe smells good as it's baking, but my chicken is super dry (even though it released juices in the pan), and none of the mustard sauce marinade stayed on the chicken. Ugh....here's to plan b. Need to fix this somehow so we can eat dinner!!!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      I am sorry that you did not enjoy the recipe. This is by far my post popular recipe whic has been shared over 300k times across all social media channels, and an overwhelming number of people commented that the chicken turned out great. There could be a number of factors why the chicken turned out dry, like the size of the chicken breasts (the ones supermarkets sell in the UK are pretty large), the temperature of the oven, and how long you cooked it for, how much marinade went on the chicken. In my instructions l also mentioned adding water to the pan if needed to keep the edges moist. So perhaps if you could give me more details about all the above mentioned, l could get a better understanding what went wrong.I hope that helps.

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  25. Candy Callas

    Hello - this sounds good but need clarification: "Marinade" to me usually means soaking the chicken in the seasoning/solution for some time before cooking (I've seen it range from an hour to overnight). Do you actually keep the chicken in the seasoning for any time before cooking? Thanks very much, Candy

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Hi Candy,

      Thank you for your comment. I decided to use both honey mustard sauce and marinade as I believe it depends how much time you have to prepare the chicken.If in a rush and need to get the meal ready quickly, just use the sauce straight away, otherwise, coat the chicken breasts with honey and mustard and refrigerate until you need it in the oven. It should keep well overnight. I hope this helps.

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      • Candy Callas

        Yes - Thanks Daniela !

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  26. Keagan

    My husband is not a chicken person so I’m trying it with Ahi Tuna. Hopefully it turns out well!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      I hope he likes it 🙂

      Reply

  27. Nicole

    Can you use something other than paprika?

    Reply

    • Daniela Anderson

      You can omit it if you don’t have it, that should not be a problem.

      Reply

  28. Brian

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    Made this tonight, wonderful! Thanks for sharing

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you for your comment! Glad you liked the recipe!

      Reply

  29. nikki

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    This honey mustard chicken recipe is amazing! I will absolutely be making it again! Can't wait to try the Orange chicken recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. 😊

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    • Daniela Anderson

      I am glad you enjoyed it. Both chicken recipes are a big hit with us.

      Reply

  30. Christine

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    Yum!!! I've made this 3 or 4 times now in the past 2 months. The first time I didn't have any Dijon mustard so I substituted plain old yellow mustard. It's actually not bad! If you want a bit more 'zing' try the yellow mustard. But I make it with Dijon too. Just depends on my mood. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, Christine! That's a good idea, I shall try the yellow mustard too, it sounds delicious. I am glad you've enjoyed my recipe.

      Reply

  31. Michelle Johnston

    We just tried this recipe and are making it again so soon. It is a new family favourite!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Glad you liked it! It's a favourite of ours too.

      Reply

  32. Karen

    Are these bone in breasts?

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    • Daniela Anderson

      No, boneless, but the bone in chicken breasts would work too.

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  33. Lauren

    Do you cover it in the oven?

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    • Daniela Anderson

      There is no need to cover it, it cooks well without.

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  34. Kathryn

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    I couldn’t find plain whole grain mustard in my grocery store, all they had was horseradish & garlic, so I substituted it with coarse ground mustard. It worked wonderfully and is still a very nice looking fish. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Thank you, I am glad you liked the recipe 🙂

      Reply

  35. Richard A DeMar

    How is the broccoli prepared - steamed???????

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Yes, it's steamed. I find that it has the best texture steamed.

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  36. Leslie

    Daniela, I’m about to make this. It came up when I was looking at low cholesterol meals. I’m going to use Chicken breast tenders which are way thinner than what’s shown here. I think I’ll try doing these for maybe 20 mins. I think at 400 degrees for these tenders will burn them. I’ll let you know how this goes. We like the tenders because they are ( lol) as tough as the larger full breasts. Wish me luck!

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    • Daniela Anderson

      Let me know how it goes! They definitely need less time in the oven. And perhaps lower the temperature too?

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  37. Debbie

    Thanks so much for the easy delicious recipe

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  38. William Sawders

    I'm cooking a Cornish Game Hen instead of the chicken breasts. 400 degree for 60 minutes. Do I need to turn the hen over after 30 minutes or leave it on the full 60 minutes one side?

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    • Daniela Apostol

      On one side is fine.

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  39. James

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    I wish more people would try the recipe before commenting. I did and it was really quick, easy and tasted great. Just watch how long you cook depending on the size chicken cutlets/tenders that you use.

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  40. Sue

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    Making this today, and NOT for the first time. It's simple and delicious.

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    • Daniela Apostol

      I am glad you enjoy this recipe!

      Reply

  41. Sarah

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    I made this for my family this week. Everyone loved it. The recipe was easy to follow. I will definitely make this again!

    Reply

    • Daniela Apostol

      Thank you for your feedback, that's great to know!

      Reply

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