Take-out Tuesday, Honey Mustard Maple Chicken

The other night I was in charge of dinner

I knew I wanted to make Crazy Good Broccoli Salad

Hmmm…what I could make for a main dish to go with it?

I looked through my recipe archives

and found an old favorite that I decided would be perfect,

Mustard Maple Chicken Thighs

I changed the recipe just a little,

and used mayonnaise, regular maple syrup

and my favorite Honey Cup Mustard

For best results,

use quality full fat mayonnaise and real maple syrup

Not only is this super easy,

This chicken is insanely good!

Put the chicken in a foil

or parchment lined baking dish for easy clean up

Spread the thighs with a generous coating of mayonnaise,

and season with salt & pepper

After dinner there just one little thigh was left!

I discovered a secret for very tender chicken~

Cover it with mayonnaise like the chicken tenders below

[For the sake of demonstration

I borrowed a photo from another recipe

so pretend they’re chicken thighs]

With the back of a large spoon,

spread the mayonnaise in a thick even layer

all over the top and sides of chicken

Mix the honey mustard and maple syrup and pour it over the chicken

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes,

then reduce temperature to 350

and continue baking for 20 minutes

Spoon sauce over chicken to serve

This is so easy and so good,

you will be making this again and again!

Honey Mustard Maple Chicken

This swoonworthy recipe preps in minutes, bakes in under an hour for a delicious main dish you will be making over and over again.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 baking dish pick a size that will keep chicken pieces close together


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs*
  • quality full fat mayonnaise Duke's, Hellman's
  • 1/2 cup Honey Cup mustard**
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup


  • Spray or line baking dish with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up
  • Place chicken pieces close together in dish
  • Spread with a generous even layer of mayonnaise over the tops and sides of chicken
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Mix Honey Cup mustard with maple syrup and pour over chicken
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for 20 minutes***
  • Pour pan sauce over chicken and serve


*you can substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts but the thighs have much more flavor
**I highly recommend this mustard, however you can substitute Dijon mustard and add a little bit of honey
***cooking time can vary depending on your oven and size of chicken pieces
Keyword baked chicken, BBQ chicken, pasta, do ahead, easy meal, one dish, chicken thighs, easy dinner, honey mustard chicken, mustard maple chicken, mustard maple sauce


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30 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Honey Mustard Maple Chicken”
  1. The chicken looks very juicy and flavourful!

  2. Pam says:

    The chicken sounds delicious and served with broccoli salad makes for a perfect summer meal. Happy Tuesday, Jenna!

  3. Bernadette says:

    This looks fabulous. Broccoli salad is a favorite of mine.

  4. You are always cooking up interesting new recipes.

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! This chicken recipe sounds delicious! I also adore broccoli salad and can see how this chicken dish would be the perfect accompaniment. You always share the best recipes! Happy Tuesday!

    • Thank you Shannon, the chicken could not be easier, and it’s so tender and delicious! I love the broccoli salad too, I always make a big batch because it holds well for several days.

  6. Easy, and I’m sure delicious!

  7. I’ve been thinking about broccoli salad for a few weeks now. What a great dinner idea – thanks as always for the tasty idea.

  8. Kitty says:

    Oh my word, another Jenna meal that I want to make! I LOVE broccoli salad, and paired with your easy fabulous sounding chicken will be on my menu soon. Thank you!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Your archive is a great place to go looking for good recipes.

  10. Ricki Treleaven says:

    OMGOODNESS this looks so good! I’m pinning it!!!

  11. Sounds like a great dinner, love the foil clean-up too:@)

  12. Mary says:

    Sounds so tasty Jenna! My MIL made that broccoli salad all the time for potlucks and family gatherings, so good! ♥

  13. A lovely salad to enjoy on these hot summer days. The honey mustard maple chicken sounds wonderful. You are always so creative in the kitchen.

  14. Maple syrup, honey mustard and chicken – simply mouthwatering!

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