Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

Mike tried this recipe on October 3, 2021
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Looking for a tasty meal the whole family will like that cooks in 30 minutes? Give this a try – chicken seasoned with lemon pepper and baked in a honey and Dijon mustard sauce spiced with paprika for a bit of heat, then topped with bacon and cheese. And, it cooks in one pan so there’s minimal cleanup. What could be better for a busy weeknight?

Adapted from Plain Chicken

Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 45 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Chicken baked in a tangy sauce with honey, Dijon mustard, and paprika, topped with bacon and cheese... 30 minutes from oven to table.

Adapted from Plain Chicken

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with lemon pepper, then place in the casserole dish.

  3. In a medium bowl combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, and paprika, and mix until well blended. Pour mixture over chicken, coating all pieces evenly.

  4. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 F. 

  5. Remove dish from oven. Top each chicken breast with 1 tablespoon of bacon and 1/4 cup of cheese. Return to oven and cook until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown (about 10 minutes). Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 chicken breast

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1025mg43%
Potassium 121mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 53g18%
Sugars 52g
Protein 41.5g83%

Calcium 1%
Iron 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes

  • Chicken thighs may be substituted for the breasts. Adjust time accordingly to ensure the thighs are cooked completely.
  • Suggested side dishes:
    • Steamed vegetables
    • Rice
    • Mashed potatoes
Keywords: chicken, honey, Dijon mustard, paprika, bacon, Mozzarella cheese, baked
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