4-Ingredient Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Legs

These 4-Ingredient Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Legs are sweet, sticky, and perfectly tangy. Once you try these oven baked chicken legs, you’ll never go back to a regular old baked chicken recipe!

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Honey Mustard Chicken Drumstick Recipe

Honey mustard chicken legs were a huge hit at my house! I didn’t make a big point of stating what the recipe was called because none of my people like mustard really. That being said, they LOVED this recipe. There’s something magical about good quality mustard and honey when it comes together, and it really made these simple chicken drumsticks the star of the show. And with only 5 minutes of prep time on your part (and an hour in the oven), it’s an easy meal that you don’t have to spend much time fussing over.

Tips and Tricks for Making Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Legs

  • If you are new to the world of mustard, high quality mustard is a world of difference over that bright yellow stuff in a squirt bottle. Using both the whole grain and the Dijon makes this chicken complex and wonderful but not too “mustardy.” Don’t sub traditional yellow mustard; it just isn’t the same.
  • If it’s hard to spoon the extra sauce in the bottom of the pan over the chicken, gently tilt the pan so that the sauce pools in one corner. It’s easy to spoon up that way.

Are Drumsticks the Same as Chicken Legs?

Yes, they are essentially the same thing. Technically though, the drumstick is the lower section of the chicken leg and the whole chicken leg would include the chicken thigh connected to the drumstick.

 

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4-ingredient Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Legs


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

These 4-Ingredient Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Legs are sweet, sticky, and perfectly tangy. Once you try these oven baked chicken legs, you’ll never go back to a regular old baked chicken recipe!


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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2.5 pounds chicken legs (about 8)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, Dijon mustard, and whole grain mustard.
  2. Place the chicken legs in a baking dish so that they are mostly all touching, an 11×7 inch pan was perfect for me.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Spoon the honey mustard sauce evenly over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and flip the chicken over and then spoon the sauce over the tops again.
  6. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and flip the chicken over and then spoon the sauce over the tops again.
  7. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
  8. Remove from the oven, and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the tops one additional time before serving.

Notes

  • If you are new to the world of mustard, high quality mustard is a world of difference over that bright yellow stuff in a squirt bottle. Using both the whole grain and the Dijon makes this chicken complex and wonderful but not too “mustardy.” Don’t sub traditional yellow mustard; it just isn’t the same.
  • If it’s hard to spoon the extra sauce in the bottom of the pan over the chicken, gently tilt the pan so that the sauce pools in one corner. It’s easy to spoon up that way.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 5
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352.6 Fat: 9.6g Cholesterol: 206.3mg Sodium: 530.5mg Carbohydrates: 18.6g Sugars: 18.5g Protein: 43.5g Vitamin A: 22.7µg Vitamin C: 1mg

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Thank u!

Can I use boneless breasts for this recipe?

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.