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. Love this! Have made it several times, one of my family’s faves! I think the whole garlic cloves really add to the flavor! I don’t even measure precisely. This recipe is so easy & delish! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Just made this last night and it is delicious! I used chicken breast bc that’s what I had on hand. Definitely will add to the rotation!

  3. Just made this and it was AMAZING! I made some sweet potato fries and steamed broccoli to go along with the chicken and ended up using the extra glaze from the pan as a dipping sauce for my sides, which was so so good! This will definitely become a regular staple for me! It was so easy to make and the flavor is bomb.com! Thanks, Alyssa!

  4. This is my kind of recipe.
    Easy peasy and DELICIOUS.
    I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, minced garlic in a jar, and Trader Joe’s stone ground mustard. I cut the chicken up into bite size pieces to toss in a salad. So good!

  5. Did someone really die because of this? You have too much mustard. BE CAREFUL pinterest friends. Cook with care. God bless.

  6. I’m sorry you didn’t like it. This meal is AWESOME. And I just got a comment saying that “this meal was so delicious that we licked our plates clean.” SO I know that others are loving it just as much as we did and didn’t have to bury a child. Did you use yellow mustard? Or dijon or stone ground? That could have made the difference.

  7. The recipe says “6 garlic cloves divided 3 whole, 3 minced”. The instructions say (#1) ” 4 whole garlic cloves” and (#2) “3 garlic cloves, minced”. Is this just a typo in ingredients or instructions? Thanks.

      1. 5 stars
        Great recipe!

        I’d like to suggest reducing the amount of salt and adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of soy sauce.

  8. I think his recipe could use a little tweaking. Step 2 isn’t has a couple typos and maybe you should indicate that the garlic needs to be finely minced. Just had to strain mine out of the sauce and lost a good bit of it that way.

  9. Just made this and it’s out-of-this-world delicious. So simple and quick to make. Hubby said it was like a gourmet meal. I served it with baked potatoes and corn but any side dish would be great with it. Thanks for sharing )

  10. May I know what to substitute for stone ground Dijon mustard? We only have the regular Dijon mustard here. Thanks.

  11. About how long does it take to get the chicken to 165 degrees over medium heat and do you use an instant read thermometer.

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