Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce (plus a giveaway!)


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This post is sponsored by Maille Dijon Delights. All opinions are my own.

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce is comfort food to the max! It's a weeknight meal that's simple AND delicious! #MyMaille @MailleUS |

Happy Thursday! Woohoo! We have one more day until the weekend, and I am super excited about it. As Zach and I have just returned from our mini vacation, I have been in crazy catch-up mode. I’m sure many of you know how this goes. You work so hard getting ready for your vacation. You then enjoy your vacation, and then you come home and have to recover from your vacation. It’s been all about the easy weeknight meals this week, and this recipe for crispy honey mustard chicken thighs with creamy mustard sauce has graced our dinner table once again.

I made this dish a couple of weeks ago, and it seriously broke records in this house. Zach and I are obsessed with it, and while I vary rarely make any one dish twice, this recipe I’ve made a couple of times (and will continue to make it!). The chicken is so delectably crispy and it is smothered in an addicting rich and mustardy sauce.

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Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce is comfort food to the max! It's a weeknight meal that's simple AND delicious! #MyMaille @MailleUS |

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Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce is comfort food to the max! It's a weeknight meal that's simple AND delicious! #MyMaille @MailleUS |

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr, 5 min


    Creamy Mustard Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Maille Old-Style Whole Grain Mustard, more or less to taste
  • salt and black pepper
  • Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup Maille Honey Dijon Mustard, divided
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Maille Old-Style Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


    Creamy Mustard Sauce
  • Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Gently pour in the white wine, whisking the entire time. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the wine has reduced by about half. Whisk in the half and half, thyme, mustard, and salt and black pepper to taste. Cook for about 10-12 minutes or until thick and creamy. Adjust seasoning to taste. Keep warm on the stove while you prepare your chicken.
  • Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rub 3 tablespoons of the honey dijon mustard on the chicken thighs. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining honey dijon mustard, chicken broth, whole grain mustard, honey, thyme, and salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken, skin side down. Sear for about 4 minutes until brown and then flip the chicken and sear for another 2 minutes. Pour the mustard mixture into the pan, and transfer it to the oven. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through and reached an internal temperature of 175 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with creamy mustard sauce with a side of greens or fresh pasta.
  • Enjoy!

I was compensated for this post by Maille Dijon Delights. All opinions are my own.

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce is comfort food to the max! It's a weeknight meal that's simple AND delicious! #MyMaille @MailleUS |


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  • Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    It’s so CRISPY! And oh my gosh that sauce! Just kill me now. ;) This chicken looks beyond amazing, Justine! Totally putting this one on the dinner menu next week! Pinned.

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Hehe, thanks Sarah. <3

  • Ashley

    Oh I so agree – it’s like a vicious cycle with any sort of trip / vacation!! But it’s worth it for the fun part :)

    This dish looks fantastic! Honey and mustard and just meant to be together!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Ashley! xo

  • Erin Gribben

    Wow. These chicken thighs look delicious. You’ve convinced me that I need these at my dinner table. :)

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much, Erin!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Loving that perfect golden crust on these! So much flavour in that mustard! Pinned :)

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks for the pin, Ashley!

  • Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    I’m not a big mustard fan, but I DO love it on chicken, especially honey mustard! This chicken looks fantastic Justine!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Aw, thank you Stacey! xo

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    Oh this looks perfect, Justine! I love Maille mustard and this would be so great on chicken. Sounds like the perfect summer meal!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Gayle!

  • ami@naivecookcooks

    omg I am drooling over this recipe and I feel the same way about vacations too! We came back last night from a mini vacation and now I am all tired and want another vacation hehe!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Haha, vacation from your vacation right?! Thanks, Ami!

  • Cyndi – My Kitchen Craze

    This recipe looks so good and right up my alley!! Love that crispy crunch! :-) I agree about vacation. You get so excited to leave, then when you get back there is so much to do that you need another vacation. Its a vicious cycle!! ;-) Pinned!!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      That vicious cycle! UGH! Thanks for the pin, Cyndi. ;)

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    Did someone say a “vacation in France?!” That sounds pretty amazing…but I’ll take these crispy chicken thighs as a consolation prize, too! :)

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Haha, thanks girl.

  • Jennifer Edlund (The Swedish P

    I love your food blog! Please check out mine and let’s connect?

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Of course! Thanks Jennifer!

  • abi

    Hi, this sounds amazing! sorry for the silly question but what does half and half mean? half and half of what? Thanks:)

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Hi Abi. Half and half is half cream/half milk. You buy it in a carton like you would milk or heavy cream. If you can’t get half and half, you can always just use half cream/half milk. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Justine@Cooking and Beer

    They are so good, especially with that crispy skin! The best part right?! Thanks Katalina!

  • Justine@Cooking and Beer

    Thanks, Mira! <3

  • Justine@Cooking and Beer

    Haha. I bet you need like 3 months of recovery, Denise! Thank you so much, girl!

  • Justine@Cooking and Beer

    It’s so great right?! Thanks so much, Adina!

  • Justine@Cooking and Beer

    Thanks, Kelly! <3

  • Michelle Marques

    We made this tonight and it was excellent! Thank you, we’ll be adding it to our go-to chicken recipes.

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Michelle! Thanks for your support!