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The perfect weeknight chicken dinner – Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe. Ready in 30-40 minutes.

Crispy, juicy, delicious Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe. In a baking dish with gravy from the sauce.

I’ve been into simple, healthier and quick to make dishes, that require minimal prep work and ingredients lately.

These Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are flavorful, juicy, smothered in delicious honey mustard sauce.

Why use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

I have long been a fan of chicken thighs. While I do use breasts often, they are hard to cook and keep moist and flavorful. It seems like 15 seconds too long in the oven and you have dry, tasteless chicken. You don’t run into that problem as easily with chicken thighs. They are very forgiving, aka super easy to cook, and they have so much more flavor. You are adding a few extra calories and fat grams, but it’s all worth it to me! You could definitely sub in chicken breasts if you want, but you won’t get the juicy, flavorful chicken that you would by using thighs.

Weeknights or weekend – these Easy Lime Baked Chicken Thighs just may become your go-to, as well!

Easy Lime Baked Chicken Thighs

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The perfect chicken dinner for those nights when you want to keep it simple, these Easy Lime Baked Chicken Thighs are tender, juicy, and full of flavor.

  • 3 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the chicken thighs in the baking dish. Pour the lime juice evenly over the chicken.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chicken bouillon granules, salt, poultry seasoning, thyme, pepper and paprika. Sprinkle evenly over the chicken. Dot the chicken with the butter.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 165º.

Adapted from Taste of Home

  • Serving Size: 2 chicken thighs
  • Calories: 345
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 567 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 51 g
  • Cholesterol: 232 mg

How to make this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe?

In this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe I used boneless skinless chicken thighs.

They cook quickly and I prefer them to bone in chicken thighs.

They are also a better choice, when you are trying to cook for a small child.

I usually get organic boneless skinless chicken thighs at Costco.

The honey mustard sauce is made with Dijon mustard, honey, salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil.

Then bake for 30-40 minutes at 350F. It is so simple!

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I’ve already shared with you a recipe for One Pan Sumac Chicken Thighs, that everyone seems to love!

Some other popular chicken recipes on my blog are this Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl and this One Pan Chicken And Rice.

The chicken released some juice and in combination with the honey mustard sauce makes delicious gravy.

Juicy quick and easy to make with a few ingredients, Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe. Cut chicken thigjs, to show how juicy it is.

The marinade (sauce) is also perfect for a dipping sauce.

This chicken recipe is perfect for lazy days.

You just have to make the sauce, combine it with the chicken and bake.

Great recipe for year round.

In this Easy Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe you can swap bone in chicken thighs for boneless.

They will require extra 10-15 minutes cooking time.

Double the recipe, if you are cooking for a crowd.

It also reheats easily.

What to serve these honey mustard boneless skinless chicken things with?

Serve it with steamed veggies, potatoes or a salad.

Servings: 4

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  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/16 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano (Cayenne pepper, optional). 

  2. Place chicken in a greased baking dish. Pour the sauce over it. Make sure it is evenly coated.

  3. Bake chicken for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden and the internal temperature of the meat is 165F.

  4. Take out of the oven and serve with rice, vegetables or potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 376, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 215mg, Sodium: 670mg, Potassium: 588mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 44g, Vitamin A: 1.1%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 2.9%, Iron: 12.1%

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