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Honey Baked Chicken

Honey Baked Chicken (The Gingered Whisk) This is a fantastic chicken dish to make for company or for a great meal! Love the sauce and the golden skin!

This Honey Baked Chicken recipe is perfect for dinner parties or an average dinner. Easy and delicious and everyone will love it! 

This is by far my absolute favorite way to eat chicken. This chicken is super moist, and super tasty, the skin is gorgeously browned, and the sauce is amazing.  It’s easy to prepare, too, and it looks as fantastic as it tastes. This baked chicken dish is great whether you have company coming over for a dinner party or you are just cooking for family.


Honey Baked Chicken (The Gingered Whisk) - Awesome chicken!!! Great chicken for a dinner party! So delicious!

Don’t be scared of the mustard and curry powder combination in the sauce. You don’t really taste either addition, but they combine with the honey and melted butter beautifully to create a luxurious sauce for the chicken. Can a baked chicken recipe be luxurious? I’m going with it. Be brave enough to try this chicken and you will become fast friends forever!


Honey Baked Chicken (The Gingered Whisk)

If you need a great veggie side dish that you can cook in the oven along with this chicken, I highly recommend my Garlic Roasted Zucchini! Its as simple as dumping stuff in a pan and letting it cook! You will need to let it cook a few minutes extra if you have both the chicken and the zucchini in the oven together, but it will still turn out to be one fabulous meal!


Honey Baked Chicken

Honey Baked Chicken
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  • Prep Time: 5 Minute
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


1/3 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup honey

2 Tbsp mustard

1 tsp salt

1 tsp curry powder

3 lb chicken (legs, thighs, or any combo of chicken with skin and bone still attached)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, honey, mustard, salt and curry.

Arrange chicken pieces into a baking dish.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and place the pan in the oven.

Bake for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, basting the chicken with the sauce every 15 minutes.


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This Honey Baked Chicken recipe is perfect for dinner parties or an average dinner. Easy and delicious and everyone will love it!

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  • Reply
    October 29, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Excellent recipe. I loved it

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    Amy McKenna
    July 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    I've been told that I'm allowed to make this recipe again. Thanks so much. It was delicious

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      July 18, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      Haha that's awesome. 🙂 Glad it went over well!

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    February 10, 2015 at 3:42 AM

    What kind of mustard did you use?

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      February 10, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      Any kind of mustard you happen to have on hand will work just fine!

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    August 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Do you think this would work well with a whole chicken too??

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    September 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Do you cover the chicken?

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      September 30, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      Nope! Keep it uncovered, that will help you get that gorgeous golden brown skin!

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    Aliff Imran
    November 3, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    What temperature we use when we bake the chicken?

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      November 5, 2015 at 2:07 AM

      Bake the chicken at 350 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 🙂 Enjoy!

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    Jill Diefenderfer
    December 22, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Made this tonight and it was delicious. It wasn't crispy and dark like in the picture but none the less delicious. We did use chicken breast instead of thighs or legs.

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    Julie @ Bunsen Burner Bakery
    March 21, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    Ummm… this sounds AMAZING. I'm not a big chicken fan, but I will absolutely be trying this soon. Only a few more weeks until my little guy can eat honey!

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