Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs – Pan Fried and Baked

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Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with a hint of sweetness followed with a tangy spicy bite! These chicken thighs are lightly pan fried to lock in the flavor and then baked to perfection!

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs lightly fried and then baked! #chicken #recipe #honey | www.thefoodieaffair.com

It’s time for another Freaky Friday recipe reveal, friends!

This is the eighth or ninth Freaky Friday blog hop that I’ve participated in.  Our last blog hop was a cookie exchange during the holidays!

I get so excited when I get an opportunity to take a close look at my blogging buddies recipes.  First, it feels like I’m snooping around in a private recipe collection even though it’s highly encouraged to do so.  Second, I know I’ll find a recipe that you will absolutely LOVE!  My friends are awesome cooks!

This Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs recipe is from my friend Michelle who blogs at A Dish of Daily Life!

I’ve shared Michelle’s recipes before.  You might remember this Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad and this Healthy Red Enchilada Sauce, which are both fabulous!  Next on my must make list is this Colorado Green Pork Chili and this Roasted Red Pepper Dip recipe!

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs lightly fried and then baked! #chicken #recipe #honey | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Are you always looking for new ways to serve chicken?  I am, so when I saw this honey mustard chicken I knew it would be a great dish for our evening meal AND a great lunch for the rest of the week!

This recipe is delicious and so simple to make!  I messed up though.  You see, Michelle added bacon on top of the chicken and I forgot about it!!

Let me explain in one word —>  CATS.

Our two felines are really, really bad inquisitive girls, and will get into any and ALL food if I leave it unattended.  Even for just a second!  They watch me like hawks and as I turn to pre-heat the oven they’ll snag whatever is on the counter.

I cooked up my bacon like Michelle did with her sticky honey mustard chicken and put it in the refrigerator while I prepared the rest of the meal so my naughty girls wouldn’t steal pieces of bacon.

There the bacon sat though our whole meal (and photos!).  It wasn’t until I was licking my fingers from the delicious sauce from the chicken that I remembered the BACON!  I forgot the bacon!

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs lightly fried and then baked! #chicken #recipe #honey | www.thefoodieaffair.com

I’m certain that you won’t have the same challenge that I did, but just in case…who wants a BLT?

Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs - Pan Fried and Baked
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish - Poultry
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 8 chicken thighs (with skin)
  • flour for dredging
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper and lightly dredge in flour.
  4. Over medium heat cook chicken in batches skin side down in bacon grease until lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Turn chicken and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
  5. Place partially cooked chicken in a baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together honey, dijon mustard chili powder and apple cider vinegar.
  7. Coat chicken with sauce and bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165
  8. Serve with chopped bacon.

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs lightly fried and then baked! #chicken #recipe #honey | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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27 Comments on Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs – Pan Fried and Baked

  1. I love cooking with skin on chicken thighs, they are so juicy and have such great flavor. This sauce sounds absolutely amazing, too!

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      March 5, 2017

      The skin does add a great layer keeping the meat from drying out. The sauce is so tasty!

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    Angela says:
    March 3, 2017

    I am loving the sound of this chicken! What a great weeknight dinner and the glaze sounds amazing!!!!

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      March 5, 2017

      The sauce is really tasty and so flavorful! You’ll love this dish, Angela!

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    March 3, 2017

    Thighs are my husband’s favorite part of the chicken and I’m sure he would be thrilled if these appeared on our table even sans bacon. 😀

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    March 3, 2017

    This recipe is a trifecta of flavors! Chicken, honey and mustard make it almost impossible to go wrong and your beautiful photos and recipe prove that theory quite nicely! Great job with this mouthwatering dish!

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      March 5, 2017

      Oh, I agree! A little savory with sweet is a winning combination!

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    March 3, 2017

    This is Finger-licking delicious! I think my mom will adore this recipe. Honey mustard was always her favorite dressing. This looks great!

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      March 5, 2017

      Thanks, Debi! Be sure to have plenty of napkins available if you make this for your mom.

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    Candi says:
    March 3, 2017

    This looks great! I’m always looking for good chicken recipes!

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      March 5, 2017

      I hope you give this a try Candi. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

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    Debra C. says:
    March 4, 2017

    Hahaha! I have the same problem, there are many hungry (four legged) mouths to feed here at the house and if I forget, they feed themselves! 😀 Seriously though this recipe looks just fantastic, definitely finger-licking good!

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      March 5, 2017

      LOL – it’s a battle and lots of times those furry friends win! The chicken is delicious without the bacon, but next time I won’t get distracted 🙂

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    Michelle says:
    March 5, 2017

    LOL on the cats, because mine do the same thing. They’re just so curious. My husband makes the school lunches and they literally line up on our bar stools looking for a handout while he’s making the lunches. It’s hilarious. If they have the opportunity to steal, they will. Anyway, I love that you chose this recipe…it’s one of my favorites!

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      March 5, 2017

      You totally get it…our dog would do the same if she had longer legs – haha! Great recipe, Michelle as all of your recipes are!

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    Justine says:
    March 5, 2017

    LOVE chicken thighs, great recipe choice!

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      March 5, 2017

      It’s so good, but I wasn’t surprised. Michelle has great recipes!

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    March 5, 2017

    This sounds AMAZING!! great story, too! 😉 Thanks for being a part of our group! <3

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      March 5, 2017

      Love my blogging friends. You all inspire me so much! XO

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    March 5, 2017

    I had to laugh at your cats pilfering the bacon, my kids do that at my house! The chicken looks so flavorful, great job!

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      March 5, 2017

      Oh, I always cook up a few extra slices of bacon for taste testing purposes 😉

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    March 5, 2017

    So funny that you forgot the bacon! I would never forget the bacon but I would forget the chicken!! These look amazing and I know how flavorful they are. Chicken thighs are so tender!

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      March 5, 2017

      Serious brain fart on my part. HaHa. I think chicken thighs have so much more flavor than some of the other cuts.

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    Aunt Bee says:
    March 5, 2017

    Chicken thighs are my favorite and honey mustard is LIFE! So making this!

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      March 5, 2017

      Isn’t is a great combination of flavors. Easy and tasty. Your whole family will love this dish <3

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    March 12, 2017

    Love Michelle’s Recipes too! This looks like the perfect Sunday dinner.

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