Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

Mike tried this recipe on October 3, 2021

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 mins Cook Time 30 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


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



  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

Servings 4

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

Calcium 1 mg
Iron 3 mg

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


  • 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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