Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs – Pan Fried and Baked

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!

For another chicken recipe be sure to try this Miso Maple Glazed Chicken recipe.

Honey mustard chicken thighs on a white plate

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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 delicious recipe is from my friend Janelle who blogs at A Dish of Daily Life!

I’ve shared Janelle’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 recipe!

Honey mustard chicken thighs in a baking dish


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!!
  • Great for a hearty mid week meal for the family.
  • Delicious for serving guests too.
  • Any cut of chicken can be used in this recipe.
Honey mustard chicken thighs on a white plate and colorful napkin

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 two feline fur babies 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!

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

Honey mustard chicken thighs on a while plate with backing dish in back


If you are looking for more ways to cook chicken then be sure to check out these recipes too;

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs lightly fried and then baked! #chicken #recipe #honey |

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with a hint of sweetness followed with a tangy spicy bite. Easy meal that the whole family will enjoy.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken thighs, honey mustard chicken thighs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 8 chicken thighs with skin
  • flour for dredging
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and lightly dredge in flour.
  • 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.
  • Place partially cooked chicken in a baking dish.
  • In a small bowl whisk together honey, dijon mustard chili powder and apple cider vinegar.
  • Coat chicken with sauce and bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165
  • Serve with chopped bacon.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g


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  1. Finger licking good! This came out great. I decided to leave off the bacon too (feeling lazy), and the chicken still tasted fantastic!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!