One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies

Delicious savory honey mustard chicken and root vegetables all cooked together on ONE sheet pan!


Hey everyone! I’m Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron to share with you one of my family’s FAVORITE easy dinner recipes. Its one of my favorites because it’s so easy to make, I never get any complaints come dinnertime, and overall it’s so flavorful! It’s a delicious hearty meal that is perfect for back to school time. Which, crazy enough for us, is in a couple of weeks and coming faster than I’m ready for it!

So let’s talk a little bit more about this one pan honey mustard and chicken.

How do you make this easy and healthy one pan dinner?

  • You’ll start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and then lining a very large baking sheet with heavy duty foil, parchment, or a liner.
  • On that pan you’ll put the cut veggies, oil, and seasonings! Those will bake first.
  • Meanwhile you’ll salt and pepper both sides of the chicken thighs and drumsticks.
  • Remove the baking sheet and toss the veggies gently. Arrange the chicken pieces in a single (and not overlapping) layer around the veggies. This goes back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile you’ll prepare the sauce by mixing together the dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, honey, and brown sugar. That gets whisked together and drizzled evenly over the chicken and veggies.
  • Everything bakes once more until the chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender. And before you know you’ve got a delicious chicken and veggie dinner ready to devour! 🙂

Is this One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies healthy?

  • Yes!! Not only is it packed with so many good-for-you veggies, but it’s also sweetened mainly by a natural sweetener (honey). The benefits of honey are most noticed when it is replacing another unhealthier sweetener like white sugar. While there is a little brown sugar in this dish, the amount is very small. You can also use coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar if you’re looking to completely remove refined sugars.

Can I make this One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies ahead of time?

You can prepare parts of this dish ahead of time! The sweet glaze can be made a day a head of time and you can prepare the carrots and red onion a day in advance. Just make sure to store everything in airtight containers until ready to cook!

How can I make clean up of this One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies easy and quick?

  • To make the clean up super quick and easy for this dinner, you can line your sheet pan with heavy duty foil. Make sure to completely coat the tray in the foil and the clean up will be as easy as removing the foil and giving the tray a quick rinse. Since this dish does get a little sticky (honey!) you do want your sheet pan lined with something — parchment paper or a silpat liner. In my experience, two sheets of heavy duty foil really does the trick.

What side dishes go well with this One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies?

  • This Creamy Pea Salad would make an amazing side dish accompaniment to this dinner. It’s light and fresh and perfectly balances the heavier root vegetables of this dinner.
  • This Autumn Chopped Salad is a major reader favorite and would be the perfect fresh side dish to this dinner. There’s a lot of fresh fruit in this salad which helps to balance all the veggies of the dinner!
  • And who doesn’t love Buttery Rolls to go along with a veggie heavy dinner? These rolls are delicious with this meal!

More One Pan Dinner Recipes:

One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage and Veggies

One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

One Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies

Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping Magazine

One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Delicious savory honey mustard chicken and root vegetables all cooked together on ONE sheet pan!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes quartered
  • 1 pound carrots quartered and then cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion cut into 8 large wedges
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 chicken drumsticks

Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard don't use regular mustard!
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Line a very large baking sheet with heavy duty foil, parchment, or a liner. Set aside.
  2. On the prepared pan, add the quartered potatoes, carrot pieces, and red onion wedges. Sprinkle salt and pepper over (to taste, I add about 1/2 teaspoon of each), thyme, and olive oil. Gently toss together. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile salt and pepper both sides of the chicken thighs and drumsticks.
  4. Remove the baking sheet and toss the veggies gently. Arrange the chicken pieces in a single (and not overlapping) layer around the veggies.

  5. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile prepare the sauce by mixing together the dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, honey, and brown sugar. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper and whisk together.
  7. Drizzle this mixture evenly over the chicken and veggies.
  8. Return the pan once again and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (will register 165 degrees F on a thermometer) and serve with veggies.

  9. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 12710IU254%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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  1. What are the green veggies in your dish in the photos? Green beans? Asparagus? I don’t see them listed in the ingredients.

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