These juicy tender oven Baked Chicken Breasts with an amazingly delicious honey mustard sauce take only 30 minutes to make and come out perfect every time.
- HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE
- Olive oil- 4 tbsp.
- Whole grain mustard (Dijon Old Style mustard )-2 tbsp.
- Mild Dijon mustard -1 tbsp.
- Honey- 3 tbsp.
- Garlic cloves ( finely chopped)- 5
- Fresh lemon juice-2 tbsp. or to taste
- Water- 1/4 cup, it will prevent the sauce from sticking to bottom of the skillet/ dish. It evaporates during baking.
- FOR THE CHICKEN
- Chicken breasts- 1 kg / 2 pounds
- Sweet paprika- 1/2 tsp.
- Coarsely ground black pepper-1/ 2 tsp.
- Salt- as needed to season
- Dried rosemary springs- 1/2 tsp.
- Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)- 1 tbsp., to garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C with the rack in the medium lower position. Lightly grease an oven safe skillet or baking dish.
- In a medium bowl combine olive oil together with lemon juice, mustards,chopped garlic and water. Keep aside.
- Put the chicken breasts into a skillet /baking dish, season with paprika, salt and pepper.Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with rosemary springs.
- Cover the skillet/dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 15 minutes or until cooked through.
- Grill for 2-3 minutes on medium-high to brown the chicken breasts.
- Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let chicken rest for some time (5-10 minutes) before serving.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve chicken breasts along with skillet juices.
If you prefer a thicker sauce, transfer the baked chicken breasts to a large plate. Bring a skillet with juices to a simmer. Dissolve 1 tsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp. of water in a small bowl, add to the skillet and cook until thickened and lumps free.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Chicken breast recipes
- Cuisine: International
- Calories: 444 kcal
- Sugar: 13g
- Sodium: 193mg
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Protein: 48g
- Cholesterol: 145mg
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