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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Breast

This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken recipe is likely to become your new favorite go-to chicken recipe.  What’s not to love about juicy baked chicken breast smothered in creamy honey mustard sauce, and sprinkled with shredded cheese and bacon bits?  Serve as is for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or dress it up with roasted potatoes and your favorite veggies for a special occasion.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
resting time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 455kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 large Chicken Breast Boneless, skinless
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • cup Sweet Baby Rays Honey Mustard Sause found by the BBQ sauces
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded- Pepperjack Cheese Works great too
  • ½ lb Bacon
  • 3 Tablespoons Green Onions thinly sliced

Instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Use the bottom of a mason jar or sturdy cup to "whack" the chicken breasts a few times on the thickest part of the breast to tenderize the chicken.
  • Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the honey mustard sauce evenly over each chicken breast, then sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the mustard sauce.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees and the juices of the chicken run clear.
  • While the chicken is in the oven, slice bacon into ½" strips.
  • In a saucepan on med-high heat, add the bacon strips and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  • Scoop the bacon bits out of the pan with a slotted spoon or spatula, and drain on a paper towel until cool. Set aside.
  • When the chicken is done baking, remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes to let the juices evenly distribute.
  • Sprinkle the thinly sliced green onions and bacon bits over the chicken, and enjoy!

Notes

FAQ

What is the Best Baking Dish to Bake Chicken Breasts In?

A glass baking dish, such as a Pyrex, works great.  You will want to be sure that your chicken breasts are close together in the baking dish, but not so overly crowded that they are sitting on top of eachother.  It’s also a good idea to brush the bottom of your baking dish lightly with olive oil before you add in your chicken.
Another option is to line a baking tray with foil or parchment paper.  Just be sure to watch those juices as you pull the tray out of the oven.

How Long Should I Bake Chicken Breasts?

This all depends on the size of your chicken breasts, what else you are baking with the chicken, and the type and temperature of your oven.  For a conventional oven, set to 350 degrees, a 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast by itself should take about 25-30 minutes to bake.
Your chicken breasts are done once they reach 165 degrees F at the thickest spot.  Make sure your thermometer is away from any bones in order to get an accurate reading.

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg