Easy baked Honey Mustard Chilli Chicken recipe

This easy, baked chicken thigh recipe is packed full of flavour. Get the recipe and tips for making this family-friendly meal.

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Easy baked Honey Mustard Chilli Chicken

When you combine big flavours with a beloved protein, you create a crowd favourite recipe. This recipe comes together so easily, you'll want to make it a part of your regular rotation.
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 chicken thigh cutlets, skin on
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • ½ cup (125ml) Rosella Organic Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Serve with steamed rice and green beans
  1. Preheat oven 200°C/180°C (fan-forced). Heat oil in an ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches for 4 minutes each side, adding more oil if required. Season to taste and transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in flour.
  3. Add honey and mustards and mix well. Stir in stock and sweet chilli sauce and mix well. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Return chicken to pan and spoon sauce over the top of the chicken. Transfer pan to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve with steamed rice and green beans.
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What chicken is best for this recipe?
Chicken thigh fillets are a good choice because they cook quickly and won't dry out. They only take about 15 minutes. You can substitute thigh fillets with bone-in thigh cutlets, drumsticks or wings which will give extra flavour, but they'll about 30 minutes to cook.
Sear any skin-on chicken pieces until browned all over before adding them to the sauce. There are two reasons: it renders some of the fat from the skin, making for a tastier sauce, and it also looks more appetising. If you prefer to slow cook, brown the skin thoroughly or remove it before adding to the slow cooker. Chicken skin can become soft and flabby in a slow cooker, so some people prefer to remove it completely.
Do you need to use two types of mustard?
Using two types of mustards will give you the best result, but you can substitute one for the other if you only have one type on hand. Wholegrain mustard is milder in flavour but gives the recipe a wonderful texture from the whole mustard seeds. Dijon mustard provides the acidity and flavour needed to cut through the sweetness sauce. If you’re short on either, you can just use one type but follow these tips to balance it out. For wholegrain mustard, add a little white wine vinegar or lemon juice to counteract the sweetness. If using all dijon, add in a tablespoon more sweet chilli to balance the acidity.
Why add sweet chilli to honey mustard chicken?
It provides a good balance of heat and sweetness to the recipe, by enhancing the sweetness from the honey and the saltiness from the stock. It also adds a delicious chilli flavour and heat that's warming rather than overpowering, making it great for the whole family. Rosella Organic Sweet Chilli Sauce also makes for a much saucier, glossy and sticky finish for the final dish. Great for fans of saucier dishes!
What can you use instead of honey?
The sweetness and mild flavours of honey are essential in balancing the flavours of the dish. Honey also helps create great caramelisation for the sauce. You can use any type of honey, but if unavailable, substitute with maple syrup.
What does the flour do in the sauce?
Flour is essential, it not only thickens the sauce but helps bind the liquids and fats together. This will make your sauce more forgiving so it won't split. If you don't want to add flour or want a gluten free option, you can add the same amount of cornflour instead. Mix the cornflour with a small amount of water first before adding to the sauce.
What can I add instead of stock?
Choose between chicken or vegetable stock. If you don't have any, just use water. Adjust the seasoning to taste, you may need to add more salt.
What is good to serve with honey mustard chilli chicken?
Steamed rice and green beans are ideal. This is a very flavourful chicken dish that could also go well with or a combination of the following:
  • Mashed potato
  • Green salad
  • Roast pumpkin
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Pan-fried asparagus
  • Zucchini noodles
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