Honey Mustard Chicken is one of my top ten ways to make chicken breasts.  It only takes a minute to make your own honey mustard dressing – marinade, and the preparation for this recipe from start to finish is just a few minutes!  The oven does the rest of the work for me!  This recipe yields moist and juicy, flavorful chicken breasts that go with so many side dishes.  Sometimes I serve them with a heaping side of roasted vegetables or even steamed snappy green beans, but they also go really well with starches such as rice or pasta.  It makes fabulous leftovers for lunch too – just slice up your chicken and add it to a beautiful salad! 

Don’t waste your money buying special honey mustard at the grocery store.  All you need is a good quality, plain mustard (I use Organicville‘s stone ground mustard) and some plain honey.  It does not matter if you use raw honey or traditional honey, but since you’re going to be popping it in the oven, it makes more sense to use the traditional kind.  I like the lighter shades of honey for making a honey mustard (light amber), but you can use a clover honey or darker form if that suits your palate.  Basically, just mix a 1/4 cup of mustard with a tsp of honey in a small bowl, using a spoon.  Maintain that ratio when you are increasing how much you’ll need.  By the way, it also makes a great salad dressing and it can be used to marinate or flavor everything from beef to seafood.  

I apologize that this picture is a little different looking than I had originally planned.  The photo I took of this recipe for honey mustard chicken came out poorly and since we ate it all before I could take another picture, I had to use the next best thing.  I was not able to make the recipe this week, so I downloaded this picture from a free-image website that allows sharing.  It is similar, but not the exact same thing, so my apologies!   

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