Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Honey Mustard Chicken

MustardThis roast chicken dish is something I threw together inspired by other Honey Mustard Chicken dishes. I started off just simply mixing different ingredients together, adding whatever I had in the pantry and remembered that I have a jar of mustard! One ingredient lead to another and I ended up with what seem like a Honey Mustard marinade! The roast chicken turned out awesome and moist! I served my chicken with a simple garlic butter pasta and some sautéed Cremini Mushroom and Broccoli.




  • 2 Chicken Legs, cleaned
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (Sushi Vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp cooking wine


Combine marinade in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Pour marinade in a zip lock bag and add chicken legs. Seal bag and massage chicken legs so that marinade will coat every nook and crannies. Let chicken legs marinade overnight or at least 6-8 hours as this will give you a more flavorful chicken!

Preheat oven @ 375 F. While oven is heating up, melt 1 tbsp of butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Place chicken skin side down on pan and let skin brown and turn it to let the other side brown. Allow about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Place the browned chicken skin side up on a baking dish, baste skin with excess marinade and cover with foil. Bake chicken for about 40-45 minutes. Baste chicken skin generously with the excess marinade about 15-20 minutes into baking time. Cooking time will depend on the size of your chicken legs! Then remove foil, and change oven to broiling mode (high). Let chicken crisp up a little, and this would take about 2-4 minutes. Keep a close eye when broiling the chicken, as you do not want a burnt chicken! This serves two!

To test if chicken is done : Insert a fork in the chicken and It should go in easily. The juices should also run clear. For more chicken doneness test click here.


healthyyums said...

your chicken reminds me of kenny rogers for some reason.

and how before we climbed kinabalu...we ate a whole chicken and a table full of side dishes and two or was it three muffins each.

aaah i love carb loading for heavy exercise. what a great excuse to eat my heart out.

Simply June said...

kakaka.. must be the chicken leg? and maybe the pasta on the side? =P................tht reminded me of the time we ate a large (or two??) pizza at pizzahut..ages ago

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danu said...

He he he .......
Keny Rogers = chicken ???

Simply June said...

Danu: Yes, Kenny Rogers has a restaurant chain specializing in yummy roast chicken!

Btw, the chicken recipe you posted looks yummy!

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