Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken

I read Supermarket Healthy cookbook and found my favorite recipe in the book to be Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken and most of the others weren't ones that I really loved but then I decided to try it.  Check it out on their website here.

I had some chicken that I got at Wegman's out for dinner and I didn't know what I was going to make so I decided to pull together some of the ingredients and make this recipe.

I mixed the ingredients to make the dredge for the chicken.  It looked a little gross for me but then I stirred.

It mixed up and looked like normal mustard and I only used the spatula because I knew that any lumps would bake out when it was in the oven.

I used a mix of crushed whole wheat Ritz and Panko breadcrumbs.  I didn't know anything about Panko breadcrumbs until I got a coupon for them and I love them now!  They make things extra crispy which is super useful when you are baking instead of frying so it makes it crispy but healthier.

I dipped the chicken into the mustard mixture and then pressed them into the bread crumb mixture.  I like a lot of bread crumbs so I pressed them in all over.  Then, my son decided that he wanted to help so he sprayed both sides of the chicken (I got to flip them).

I put them in the oven to bake.  I love the pizza pan because the holes in the pan mean that you don't have to flip things which is perfect for me because I am horrible at remembering to do those things and then everything goes badly.

I baked this a little long but I got a great chicken breast cutlet which I served with chicken rice for a great meal.  I am sure that I will make it again!!

I put my own twist on the recipe because that is what I do but I think that it turned out great.  My husband thought it was a little too sweet which was why I liked it so much.  I might add a little more hot sauce next time but since I didn't measure, I guess we will see how that turns out!!  I think that they would be perfect on their own or with dipping sauces too.  I look forward to trying to make them into buffalo chicken baked into buffalo sauce next time.  I think that will win my husband over next time!!

Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken


For the Honey Mustard:

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise (optional)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Frank's or Sriracha)

For the Chicken:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large chicken breasts) or 4 4-ounce chicken cutlets
Whole wheat cracker crumbs
Panko bread crumbs
Nonstick pan spray


To make the honey mustard: 
Whisk the mustard, honey, mayonnaise, and hot sauce together in a medium bowl.

To make the chicken: 
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut chicken into strips or pound until thin.  Add the chicken to the bowl with the mustard mixture and turn to coat. In a second medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs. Coat chicken with bread crumb mixture.  Spray each piece of chicken on both sides and set it on the pizza pan with holes. Bake the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. Looks great! I'll have to try these for hubby & kidlets! Thanks!!

    1. Super tasty and there are many ways to change it to meet dietary restrictions :) Much healthier and I loved the crispiness without having to fry.

  2. That sounds delicious, actually and you did a good job not burning them! I didn't know that about using a pizza pan with a raised bottom... I usually just pan-fry mine but then I have to use a little more oil so it's not as healthy. Still, I'll have to try the recipe at some point. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. The pizza pan just has little holes in the bottom and it was cheap one from Target that was about $10 and we use it so much that I got three of them!!! I have a great oven "fried" zucchini that you should check out because I know that you are probably growing tons of them. The pan is an essential kitchen tool for me because I am too lazy to flip the food and I never remember so the pan saves the trouble and cooks on both sides and doesn't stick!! YUM!

    2. Sigh, I have to admit that I'm one of those gardeners who's never succeeded in growing ONE zucchini, much less tons of them. It makes me feel very inadequate because it's supposed to be the easiest thing to grow! I do have some very healthy squash plants growing in my pole bean bed right now so maybe it's a zucchini plant. One can only hope! Anyhoo I'll have to put one of those pizza pans on my thrift store wishlist and try your method! Thanks for the idea.


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