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.
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast – the ideal meal for a special occassion
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. You really can’t beat that! So, cuddle up on the sofa and enjoy, you are in for a treat!
Looking for romantic meals for Valentine’s Day?
Why not save this baked honey mustard chicken for Valentine’s Day? It’s the perfect recipe for a romantic meal, it looks posh and healthy too. Plus, trust me, you will get you lots of praises. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like chicken ( well, apart form people who choose a meat-free lifestyle).
I love chicken myself, as you can probably tell from the amount of chicken recipes l post. And even my husband liked the meal, and he’s not really into eating meat of any kind. Other chicken breast recipes that would be fantastic for Valentine’s Day are my Baked Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast or the Chicken Kiev.
How TO make honey mustard chicken
Right, as I promised, this recipe can’t be any simpler. First, make sure the oven is pre-heated. It helps cook the chicken a lot quicker. All you need to make the honey dijon mustard chicken marinade is to mix together the sauce ingredients, and that’s it.
Rub the marinade well on the chicken breasts, place them on an oven-proof dish, and into the oven until the chicken is cooked through.
The sauce is runny, how to fix it?
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.
How long do I cook the honey mustard chicken for?
The chicken is ready in about 30-40 minutes. I usually cook it for longer, just to make sure it’s cooked ok, undercook 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 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The chicken breast will be beautifully moist, melting in your mouth. And that’s it, a super delicious chicken dinner recipe that never fails to impress.
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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast with a touch of lemon, a delicious meal for two. Healthy, low-carb, perfect for Valentine's Day, if you are planning a romantic dinner.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tbsp oil (or butter)
- broccoli spears to serve
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.
- 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.