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Honey Butter Baked Chicken is a rich and flavorful dinner that has tender baked chicken made with only four ingredients! The blend of honey and butter is the perfect combination for a flavorful chicken dinner.

Chicken is always a favorite protein for dinner in our home. Some of our favorite chicken recipes recently is this Chicken Margherita, Skillet French Onion Chicken and using my Absolutely Perfect Chicken Marinade to make the BEST chicken every time.
Honey butter baked chicken in a pan ready to be baked.

Honey Butter Baked Chicken

This is one of those recipes that is good to bring out of the archive every once in a while to change it up. It is super easy to put together and has a really good honey flavor to it. Honey butter chicken is the perfect combination of sweet and savory chicken that bakes it perfectly. Every bite is tender and juicy packed with so much flavor.
Baked chicken is always a favorite of mine during the busy week. It is simple to whisk together all the ingredients, pour over top of the chicken and bake while I am able to help with other things around the house. My girls love how easy this chicken recipe is and knows just how to help me in the kitchen to make it. Add a couple side dishes and make this baked chicken dinner a complete meal.

Honey Butter Chicken Ingredients:

Seriously, only four ingredients to make this simple baked chicken recipe! It comes together so quickly and easily, even you will be amazing at the flavors and tenderness this chicken dinner has to offer.

  • Chicken Breasts: Fresh, thawed chicken ready to be baked.
  • Honey: Thickens the sauce and adds a hint of sweetness!
  • Margarine or Butter: Melted and stirred in for a buttery flavor blend.
  • Mustard: Adds a tangy mustard taste to the chicken while cooking.
  • Salt: Just a pinch!

How to Bake Chicken:

Simply add all the ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Bake it for one hour and dinner is made! It is perfect for a busy weeknight or a simple dinner your family can help with in the kitchen.

  1. Prepare oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk Together: Combine honey, butter, mustard and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Chicken: Arrange chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan laying flat. Pour whisked ingredients over chicken evenly.
  4. Bake: Bake for 1 hour, basting the chicken every 15 minutes.
A glass bowl of ingredients being whisked together.

What to Serve with Honey Butter Chicken:

Adding side dishes with this baked chicken is a great idea to make this a complete meal. Bread, salad and a vegetable or fruit is always a great balance for dinner time. I love to serve this chicken recipe with a various of side dishes that are quick and easy to make while the chicken is baking for one hour.

Chicken breasts in a pan being glazed with the whisked ingredients.

Storing Baked Chicken:

Baked chicken is easy to make with the perfect blend of honey, butter and mustard. It is simple to bake and clean up is even easier. Let the chicken completely cool before adding it to the bag or airtight containers. This dinner will reheat easily and quickly when ready!

  • Refrigerator: Add the left over chicken to a ziplock bag or airtight container and place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days long.
  • Freezer: Place the chicken in a ziplock bag releasing all the air. Laying the chicken flat, place the chicken on in the freezer for about a month long. When ready to reheat, move the chicken into the refrigerator over night and let it thaw completely before warming up.
  • Warming Up: Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or place in the microwave flipping it every minute until it is warmed through. Add a side salad or some potatoes and you have a delicious meal all over again!
Baked honey butter chicken cut up on a white plate with a fork stabbing a piece of chicken.

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Honey Baked Chicken

5 from 3 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Honey Butter Baked Chicken is a rich and flavorful dinner that has tender baked chicken made with only four ingredients! The blend of honey and butter is the perfect combination for a flavorful chicken dinner. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine honey, butter, mustard and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Arrange chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan laying flat. Pour whisked ingredients over chicken evenly.
  • Bake for 1 hour, basting the chicken every 15 minutes.



Updated on August 15, 2020
Originally Posted on June 4, 2012


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 410mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 677IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. what type of mustard should be used?
    Can I use regular yellow mustard mixed with some dijon?
    I would like it to be tasty but not too musturdy. Do you know what I mean?
    Thank You!

  2. 5 stars

    My fiance and I have made this recipe a handful of times and everytime it is PERFECT! We like to add red pepper flakes and some other seasonings, we also use dijon mustard and ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and it’s amazing. Super simple for us to throw together. We make it with jasmine rice. We make extra for lunches during the week. We honestly can’t get enough of it.
    Thank you so much!!

  3. Will the chicken be too dry for one hour baking? Which mode of baking should I choose? Fan or up and bottom heat?
    If I bake turkey meat in pieces, is the baking time the same? Thanks.

    1. Hello! This recipe is for chicken, not for turkey. You mention both in your comment so I’m not sure which one you are planning to use for this! The chicken shouldn’t be dry if you follow the recipe exactly and baste it every 15 minutes. I set my oven to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let me know how it turns out for you!

      1. I basted every 15 minutes on the dot and it still came out dry. I followed the recipe card to a tee.

      1. Do you need to season the chicken first before you put that stuff on there? If so what seasonings do you need to do for the chicken first?

    1. Made this last night. It was so good and will make it again. Can I save the mixture after cooking the chicken? I poured some over my rice. Thanks for the recipe I am always looking for new recipes to try.

  4. I’m making this tonight ☺️ I’ve added onions mushrooms peas sweetcorn and peppers to it. Serving with baby boiled potatoes 😋

  5. 5 stars
    honey baked chicken is too delicious. The recipe you shared is easy to cook. Butter adds more quality to the chicken.

    1. I like to use a yellow mustard but you are welcome to use dijon as well. Dry would not do well with this recipe.

  6. Thank you for this amazing recipe. All of them turn out perfect and delicious. I’m trying this one for dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    Mercer Lynda

    1. You do not need to cover this chicken but basting it is a must. If you feel that it is becoming dry or cooking too quickly, simply cover the baked chicken dish.

      1. Very tasty but the bake time is too long leaving the chicken dry. 45 mins max.
        Will reduce bake time next time but an easy and tasty recipe.