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You only need 5 minutes and 5 ingredients for this healthy dinner: Dump-and-Bake Honey Mustard Chicken! It’s a clean eating dinner for the whole family!

A close up of honey mustard chicken in a dish with a spoon pouring over some sauce

At a time of year when we’re already feeling stressed by social obligations and holiday to-do lists, the last thing that we need to worry about is what to serve for dinner. This easy 30-minute meal is like a yoga pose for your meal plan: flexible, nourishing, and simple.

Feeding our families does not have to be complicated, difficult, time consuming, or painful. At the end of the day, the goal is to bring everyone together around the table, take a time-out from our chaotic schedules, enjoy some good food, and connect with each other.

Fortunately, this Dump-and-Bake Honey Mustard Chicken only requires 5 minutes of prep and 5 ingredients for a healthy dinner that the entire family can enjoy…making it the perfect example of less is more.

A close up of honey mustard chicken in a white dish

How To Make Honey Mustard Chicken

This is simple, one dish dinner and like I mentioned before it requires only 5 minutes of prep work.

The Marinade

  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Curry Powder
  • Soy Sauce

Mix all the marinade ingredients together in the baking dish them add the chicken, coat to combine and leave to marinade in the fridge.

For best results, marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours to overnight. You can toss it together before you go to work or the night before and it’ll be ready to cook at dinner time. This will really help the flavors develop and become extra delicious!

Serving Suggestions

You can slice the meat and serve it on sandwiches; you can spoon the chicken and sauce over rice or pasta; or you can just plate the meat with a veggie and soak up the mustard sauce with a crusty hunk of bread. Here are some other side options you could try;

  • Mashed or Roast Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Sauerkraut or Cabbage
  • Mashed or Baked Sweet Potato

An overhead shot of honey mustard chicken in a white dish

In this season of excess and indulgence, I hope that you will consider the less-is-more approach to not only your cooking, but also to other aspects of your life.

Do what feels good to your body and your mind; choose soothing and calm over stressful and loud; and just be kind to yourself. A wholesome and delicious honey mustard chicken dinner, a warm fire with a mug of tea, and a cozy blanket are really all that we need, right?

Top Tip: If you’re using larger cuts of meat, you will want to sliced the breasts in half so that they cook in a short amount of time OR you can increase the baking time to at least 30-45 minutes.

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Dump-and-Bake Honey Mustard Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 284 kcal
Using only 5 ingredients and with only 5 minutes prep this dump and bake honey mustard chicken will be ready in no time. It's hearty, healthy and delicious!


  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¾ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 24 ounces total)


  • In a 11 x 7-inch casserole dish, whisk together honey, mustard, curry powder, and soy sauce. Add chicken to the dish, toss to coat, and cover dish with foil.
  • If time allows, marinate in the refrigerator for at least a few hours (or overnight). If you don’t have time to marinate the meat, that’s fine too. It will still taste great!
  • Preheat oven to 425F (200C)
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F.* Be sure to spoon plenty of the delicious pan sauce over the chicken before serving!


*If you’re using larger cuts of meat, you will want to sliced the breasts in half so that they cook in a short amount of time OR you can increase the baking time to at least 30-45 minutes.


Calories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 26gFat: 4gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 822mgPotassium: 507mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword: Easy Chicken Recipe, Honey Mustard Chicken
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Your workout class sounds like a great way to start your mornings! I need to get back into my workout routine, and soon! This dump and bake chicken is just what I need for busy weeknights. I love the honey mustard flavor and the fact that this is so easy!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Gayle! I’m a big believer in listening to my body, and my body tells me that yoga is a VERY good thing right now! 🙂

  2. Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says:

    When I was younger, I always ordered chicken fingers with honey mustard at restaurants, no ketchup for me! Anyways, this chicken bake is something that I would love to make for dinner, especially since it requires little effort and probably tastes delish!

    1. Blair says:

      Me too, Bethany! I’ve always loved honey mustard, and normally picked that sauce over ketchup for my chicken fingers, fries, salads, etc. It’s so darn good!

  3. Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats says:

    Blair I love this recipe! So quick and easy!! I will definitely have to try it ? And I agree that taking time to workout everyday is important to keeping our zen this holiday season. I do group classes at the gym too and it’s so nice to have fun while getting your butt kicked!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Kelly!!!

  4. Debra says:

    If I am using chicken tenders should I half the sauce? I love your recipes but never buy chicken breasts.

    Happy Holidays!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi Debra! The tenders should work great! I would use the same amount of sauce, but just watch the cooking time. The tenders might cook a bit faster than my original recipe states, although I was using small breasts so they cooked pretty quickly. It shouldn’t be too different at all! Enjoy!?

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law says:

    This looks delicious! What an interesting idea adding curry powder to the mix too! That would give it so much flavour and richness!

    1. Blair says:

      I love curry powder, so I sneak it into a lot of different recipes! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Kristy!

  6. Terri Schantz says:

    Anyone try this in a crockpot? With a busy family I try to use my crockpot so the main dish is hot and ready then supplement with easy sides.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Terri! I haven’t tried it in the slow cooker, but I think it would work really well! Let me know if you give it a try!

  7. Meredith says:

    This was SOOO delicious and easy! The sauce was wonderful. I served it with white rice and broccoli. My 14-month-old gobbled it up. Thanks for a great dinner!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Meredith! Yay! I’m so glad that the meal was a hit with the entire family. Thank you for letting me know! 🙂

  8. Emily says:

    5 stars
    This sounds so delicious, I’d love this with a big pile of mashed potatoes and a glass of wine yum!

  9. Norma says:

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and it was excellent! We prefer thighs so I used four bone-in, skin on thighs and cooked the dish in an iron skillet. The sauce did not get greasy at all (was debating about removing the skin) and had such great flavor. The skin browned very nicely so made for a very appetizing appearance (and smell!). This went together so easily and quickly and the ingredients are all pantry staples. Thanks, Blair, for another winner!

    1. Blair says:

      Excellent! Love an easy chicken dinner. 🙂 I’m glad that you enjoyed it with the thighs. We’ll have to try that next time!

  10. Eliza says:

    I’d love to make this! At the beginning of the article, where the bulletpoint ingredients are first listed, I see garlic but no mustard mentioned, but near the end where the complete recipe is shared, I see no garlic mentioned. Garlic seems like it would be tasty in this. Did you intend to include it? Thanks!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Eliza! We love this meal. I hope you’ll give it a try!

      The Dijon mustard is listed as the second bullet point at the top of the article (just below the chicken), and the garlic is listed in the 5th bullet point. In the complete recipe at the bottom, both the garlic and mustard are also included. I’m not sure if maybe you just missed them in each place? Anyway, just to be sure, I copied and pasted the ingredient list here so that you can see the specific measurements:

      4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts or thighs
      2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
      2 tablespoons honey
      1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary (or ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary)
      ½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic
      ½ teaspoon salt
      ⅛ teaspoon pepper
      Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley and rosemary