Next to grilling, I like baking chicken the best. It’s a great way to keep it moist and tender, not to mention easy. I like having my main dish baking, since I can get the rest of dinner finished while my main dish is baking. This easy Honey Dijon chicken is fabulous.

The glaze is just enough to give some flavor to the chicken and it helps to keep the juices in the breasts while baking them.

The red pepper flakes are really optional, but add a delicious spice to the chicken. It’s a great main dish to serve with a side of brown rice pilaf filled with vegetables. If you’re not a big fan of spicy foods, just leave the red pepper flakes out, or use less. It’ll still be delicious, but it won’t be spicy.

You can also grill the chicken, just spread the glaze on chicken once it’s been grilled. We’ll sometimes grill extra chicken breast, just to have it on hand (and because grill marks on chicken are pretty to photograph). Then all I have to do is add the glaze and pop it in the oven, covered, until it’s hot through.

It’s a great way to have lean protein on hand that I can just chop up and add to a salad for lunch. This delicious chicken breast is perfect for a weeknight, since it takes less than 30 minutes to have tender, juicy and flavorful chicken ready to eat.

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Honey Dijon Chicken Breast
HONEY DIJON CHICKEN
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This tender and juicy chicken breast is baked with a honey Dijon glaze spiced with red pepper. It’s simple and delicious, and goes well with simple sautéed vegetables.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 175 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch x9-inch
  2. In a small bowl, combine the curry, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Rub half of the spice mixture on the chicken.
  4. Add the mustard, honey and red pepper flakes to the remaining spice mixture.
  5. Spread the mixture over the chicken.
  6. Bake, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 breast

Each serving = 3 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
HONEY DIJON CHICKEN
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 527mg 22%
Potassium 468mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 10.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 8.8g
Protein 24.9g 50%
Calcium 1%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Lori in NC Reply

    This was a big hit at our house. I loved how easy it was to cook, and to clean up! The sauce was delicious, and the chicken was tender and juicy. I served it with roasted acorn squash and peas. Thanks for sharing!

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