Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken

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A quick and easy 30 minute meal that is packed with amazing honey dijon garlic flavor! The chicken is so juicy and tender and the sauce is sweet and tangy… you are going to love it! 

Chicken in frying pan with garlic and onion.

I have been all about the quick and easy meals lately. I just hate eating out and Little Caesar’s is getting to know us on a first name basis. I love to cook but its just so dang busy around here. I made a goal for this month that we would only go out to dinner on Friday’s and I would cook the rest of the week. No matter how busy it was. This meal had all of the things that I loved packed inside and was ready in just 30 minutes.

Quick. Easy. Minimal Ingredients. Full of delicious flavor. Can’t get enough of it… this is my kind of meal!

Chicken in frying pan with garlic and onion.

Let me just break down all of the delicious ingredients for you. The honey dijon mustard combo was incredible. Not too sweet. And not to tangy. It was the perfect amount of both. But then you add garlic to it and it completes it perfectly. All of the flavors combine to bring you a meal that you won’t be able to get enough of. I love using a stone ground dijon mustard because it is more grainy and coarse. Of course you can use the traditional dijon mustard if you would like. But the flavor of this chicken was so excellent that you won’t want to change a thing!

This chicken turned out perfectly and I was seriously blown away by the flavor! The chicken was so tender and juicy and the flavor of this dish is phenomenal! As soon as you try it I think that you will agree! 🙂

Chicken on plate with garlic and onion.

 Chicken in a frying pan with garlic and onion.

Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken

5 from 4 votes
A quick and easy 30 minute meal that is packed with amazing honey dijon garlic flavor! The chicken is so juicy and tender and the sauce is sweet and tangy... you are going to love it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless, chicken thighs (You can also use chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves divided (3 minced, 3 whole) *
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons stone ground dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions or fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a medium sized skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 3 whole garlic cloves. Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and cook each side until the temperature reads 165 degrees. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 3 garlic cloves minced. Cook until tender and whisk in honey and mustard. Add the chicken back to the pan and heat for a couple of minutes more. Garnish with green onions or fresh parsley.


Sautéing the whole garlic cloves is completely optional, just adds a little more garlic flavor to the dish.


Serves: 4

Calories365kcal (18%)Carbohydrates20g (7%)Protein39g (78%)Fat14g (22%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol107mg (36%)Sodium213mg (9%)Potassium681mg (19%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar18g (20%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium23mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have been making this dish for years and it is amazing! I make a little extra sauce to put on mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice. I also used avocado oil instead of olive oil and I actually like that a lot better.

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my all-time favourite chicken recipes. It’s so easy, quick, and comes out perfectly every time. I love to serve it with mashed potatoes or baked potato wedges and a side of steamed veg.

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  3. I made this tonight for the first time and my husband said it was the best honey mustard chicken I have ever made

  4. The honey mustard garlic chicken was amazing. Served it over rice. My family said it is a keeper. Even my five year old grandson loved it. I did wipe off some of the sauce off of his.

  5. Dear Alissa, I made this recipe as written and had the following happen: Duringthe cooking, people from around th neighborhood came by asking what smelled so good cooking, the local stray cats and dogs gathered at our doorstep. Random strangers walked by and stared.. by the time I served this dish, not more than a few hundred people assembled around the property demanding a taste. After battering the aggressive with my dinner apron, I came to an agreement with the remaining onlookers that they get a bite IF they left a gift for someone in need. We served the dish to the satisfaction of all involved and raised more than $20 for the needy. Thank you!

  6. This was amazing!!! A hit!!! Husband loved it! Followed the recipe to a T! Will make over and over again!!!

  7. The garlic really separates this typical honey-mustard recipe from the rest, the flavor is so much better. Fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing!

  8. I just made this recipe for my family and they loved it. I actually kept the skin for that extra crispness and the flavor was fantastic! This is definitely and easy meal that I’ll be making more often!

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