Wanna hear something weird? I love mustard. Really love mustard.

I love it so much that I just showed you a bowl full of mustard. The things we do for love…


And I know I’ve kind of worn out chicken’s welcome this week. I don’t know what got in to me.

With Mr. How Sweet still recuperating, I think I was trying to cheer him up with multiple chicken dishes. Because honestly, he has driven me insane the last 14 days from his prison on the couch. In a loving way… of course.


Thank goodness he is back up and running.

Do you know the secret to perfectly golden chicken? You just need to make sure it is dry! It’s that easy. It’s so simple that I’m practically embarrassed to share.


You can really do anything you want with this too. Serve it with mashed potatoes, put it on skewers, eat it with your hands like Mr. How Sweet. Or throw it in a wrap like I did. Because everything is better in a wrap. Especially when cheese is involved.

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Caramelized Honey Dijon Chicken

makes 4 chicken breasts

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup dijon mustard

1-2 tablespoons spicy mustard (I used Trader Joe’s Sweet + Hot)

salt & pepper

Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add olive oil. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel so it is very, very dry. Season with salt and pepper generously. Add chicken to skillet and brown on both sides, about 6-8 minutes each, depending on the thickness.

In a bowl, combine honey and both mustards. Whisk well.

Remove chicken and while it is still hot, brush on mustard.  Serve!

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Now that I’ve provided you with a plethora of dinner recipes in the last 7 days, get ready for a week full of bacon and chocolate only. I think. Maybe? I didn’t think about that until I just wrote it out. I wonder if I could do it? Obviously. Like I even need to question that. I might. We’ll see. But maybe not.

I’ll stop now. It was nice having this chat.

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122 Responses to “Caramelized Honey Dijon Chicken.”

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    Natalia - a side of simple — February 4, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    You just sealed the deal on our relationship with that whole mustard confession. The whole “caramelized honey dijon” thing might have done the trick, too ;)

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

      Sweet!

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    Sam — February 4, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    My roommate and I LOVE mustard.. We are obsessed with it. Well, maybe that’s somewhat strong, but we do think it is DELICIOUS. That chicken wrap looks so good. And i like how you put your recipe in a little box!

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

      Thanks!

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    Jeanette — February 4, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    My kids love honey mustard, looks like a healthy quick meal!

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    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun — February 4, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I’m a mustard lover too. I have chicken we need to use up from the freezer. Pretty sure you just gave me our next way of eating it.

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul — February 4, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    I’ve finally found my condiment soul mate! :P I love mustard so much that no one will ever let me put the condiments on their burgers/sandwiches! My selfish mustard crazy self will slather it with mustard and all i hear is “WHO made this burger?!” your recipes have such few ingredients I love them.

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

      Hahahah! Sounds like me.

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    Nicole, RD — February 4, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Ingredients I always have on-hand. I like it! :)

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    Megan (Braise The Roof) — February 4, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    It’s funny that you say chicken has outstayed its welcome, because I love your chicken dishes! They are always the perfect combination of simple and genius. I won’t complain if you post more. :)

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

      No worries. I’m sure I’ll back out and post more next week.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — February 4, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    I love mustard. Really love mustard = ME TOO!
    Just posted the other day that I swear i have about 10 jars open at any one time :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 4, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Great dinner recipe, Jessica! This looks mouthwateringly GOOD!

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    annie — February 4, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    mustard is definitely an acquired taste! i can only take in small dosage but that chicken looks divine!

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

      Mixing it with honey helps!

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking — February 4, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Ohh this looks delicious! I’m going to use the recipe the next time we have chicken – my suitemate is a mustard fanatic! She will LOVE this :)

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    EatLiveRun — February 4, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    I love honey mustard! Adam will love this, too!

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    Helen — February 4, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    I love mustard and bacon! One of my favorites is brown sugar bacon, so I am thinking you could so pull of bacon and chocolate. I know a lot of people that would love you if you do!!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — February 4, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    i LOVE mustard!!!! I think you told me you got the aoili mustard from TJ’s btu if you didnt you MUST its delicious! i eat it straight out of the jar!

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    • Jessica — February 4th, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

      Yes! Love that. Now you must go get the sweet and hot!

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    Christina — February 4, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    I put honey/dijon mustard on everything. Love.

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    Mike — February 5, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    Oh yummy! I love chicken, mustard and honey, why not put them all together!! lol :)

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    Dishes of Mrs. Fish — February 5, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    Yum! I might just have to make this tomorrow!

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    Shannon — February 5, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    I had no idea the secret to golden chicken was to pat it dry! Now I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Kat @ Cupcake Kat — February 5, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    This looks so delicious. I also love mustard! It is the most amazing condiment

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    ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska — February 5, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    Chicken and mustard? Count me in! I have been eating chicken breasts all week and needed something fun to do with them!

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    Kristina — February 5, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Wow-enough said!

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    Sara — February 5, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    YUM! I am so making this next week.

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    Andrea — February 5, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    I love mustard too! And this chickenrecipe?…..yum.

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    Rach — February 6, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    I made something really similar to this just this past week! Great minds think alike. :)

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    megan — February 6, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    Thanks for all the delicious dinner ideas! It was nice chatting with ya! :)

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    Jennifer — February 8, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! I added a bit of mayo to the honey dijon mixture…..because……you know. Just because. Mayo is good :)

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    • Jessica — February 8th, 2011 @ 3:27 am

      Awesome!

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    Heather — February 16, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Just made this. HUGE hit with the boy! Chopped up an apple and layered this on a croissant….. sweet and savory goodness! Thank you!!!!

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    Erin — March 1, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    Mmm thank you for this recipe. I made it in a wrap last night and I loved the sauce, esepcially as it covered the rest of the ingredients wrapped up inside.

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    Curt — March 1, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    I LOVE MUSTARD! Glad you do, too! Go Mustard-Girl!

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    Kelli H — March 6, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    I made this for dinner a few weeks ago but I BBQed the chicken. Definitely the best wraps I’ve ever had! I loved that it made enough for lunch the next day too. I’m going to keep making this one for a long time.

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    Gaylyn — March 7, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I thought I owned every mustard until, when dining at one of the nicer restaurants in town, we had a honey creole salmon that was scrumptious!
    My husband is friends with the owner/chef and that’s when he told me it was glazes with honey and CREOLE mustard, then seared.
    So you can cook with it on and it gives this crispy coating that also reduces the mustard bite enough for people like my hubby. Of course now I use that mustard all the time…on salads, as a dip, etc.
    Great photos/recipe-yum! Dry all meat for golden crisp, beef, salmon. Man, I’m getting hungry!

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    Madison M. — April 16, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    I just found this recipe on Pinterest and tried it tonight. It was so delicious! The honey mustard was sooooo good and I think I might use this recipe for salad dressing too. And thank you so much for telling how to get a perfect golden chicken. I seriously never knew to pat it dry! It worked like magic!

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    Nickole — May 22, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    I found this on Pinterest! Super yummy! We grilled our chicken and when it was about done spread it all over it! Thanks!

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    Sarah* — May 31, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    I LOVE mustard… I even dip my fries in mustard.

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    davidsreedley — June 19, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I tried it the other night and my family LOVED it. I will definitely be making it again! I also posted about it on my blog because it’s too good not to share.

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    jill — July 5, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    Made this tonight for my family and they loved it! Used dijon and Ingelhoffers sweet and hot mustard..yum Thanks for another winner winner chicken dinner :)

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    Lexy — August 24, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    May I ask what kind of pan you cook it in? I’m thinking maybe castiron??? We always put olive oil on everything so it doesn’t stick to the pan…..I’m anxious to try your method. Sounds great.

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    Lexy — August 24, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    PS…….I notice the recipe says “heat a skillet”…..the picture looks like it’s on a cookie sheet…..was that put in the oven?

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    Stefanie — August 24, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    oh. my. goodness! just finished this dinner! SOOO good!! thanks for this recipe!

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    Shanna — August 29, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Lexy, I noticed that too…the picture definitely shows the chicken in a cookie sheet that looks recently used even though the recipe says to cook on the stovetop.

    IMHO, I would maybe brown on the stovetop, place the chicken on the cookie sheet, coat with the honey mustard and bake until done.

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    Darren — November 1, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    I tried to make this sauce/glaze today but it didn’t come out well. I’ve realised why, because my ingredients aren’t right. Basically when I read hot mustard I assumed you meant a traditional English Mustard (which is blisteringly hot). But now that I look at “Trader Joe’s Sweet + Hot Mustard” I can see its far from English mustard.

    My problem is I can’t get that brand here in the UK. Can someone tell me exactly what Trader Joe’s Sweet + Hot Mustard is so I can try to find something similar here?

    Thanks

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    Nora — March 10, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    I was wondering,wouldnt it be better if chicken was marinade in that mixture for a while then cook?

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