Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

This Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is one of the easiest dinners you can make. All you need for a lovely meal is a well-seasoned bird, a hot oven, and about two hours of time. We are using Montreal Chicken Seasoning for the recipe, but you can use your favorite seasoning blend or vinaigrette. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s flexible. Make it your own!

Roasted honey mustard chicken made with a honey mustard marinade and potatoes

Are you hosting a dinner party? Or maybe, you’re just looking for a simple yet impressive dish to serve? This recipe is perfect. It only takes a couple of hours, and most of that time is spent in the oven, giving you time to prepare everything you need for your company. Whether you are an A-list chef or a frozen dinner connoisseur, your guests will be blown away by your cooking.

This is great for entertaining.

The key to a great roasted chicken is a great marinade. It keeps the bird moist and infuses the whole meal with a medley of flavors. Though the marinade may be delicious, keep it out of the pan while baking! The best roast chicken has perfectly crispy skin, and excess liquid will make it harder to get the texture you’re looking for.

For a flavorful and built-in side dish, roast some vegetables with this Honey Mustard Chicken. Firm vegetables are perfect for roasting. We like to use small, whole new potatoes. They don’t get soggy when cooked with the bird, and they stay soft and fluffy on the inside. If you like, you can use potato spears, which are best roasted separately. Carrots, parsnips, and onions are also wonderful additions--really, whatever you fancy!

Roasted chicken made with a honey mustard marinade and lemon for National Mustard Day

How to make Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

First, gather the ingredients together. You'll need:

  • 5-pound whole roasting chicken
  • Eastern Shore Honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • McCormick Spice Montreal Chicken Seasoning divided
  • Fresh garlic
  • 4 lemons
  • Whole baby potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Whole onions
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

First: Make the marinade

Juice 2 lemons. Whisk the lemon juice together with the honey, oil, mustard, seasoning, and minced garlic. The mixture should slightly emulsify.

Second: Prepare the bird

Clean the chicken and pat dry. Pour some marinade into the cavity. Tie the bird. Place the whole chicken into a ziplock bag, and cover with marinade. Seal the bag and gently toss the chicken to incorporate the marinade. Allow the bird to marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator.

Third: Prepare the vegetables

Peel and cut carrots into one-inch pieces. Peel and cut onions in quarters. Leave potatoes whole. Cut lemons into slices. Toss the potatoes, carrots, and onion with olive oil and Montreal Poultry seasoning, then fill the bottom of a rectangular glass baking dish in a single layer. Add lemon slices. Garnish with rosemary.

Fourth: Get cooking

Preheat the oven to 450°F while the chicken is marinating in the fridge.

Remove the chicken from the marinade, and place it on a roasting rack over the veggies in the glass baking dish. Roast the chicken uncovered for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and cook for another 45-50 minutes. Baste as necessary. The chicken is done when the juices run clear, and the internal temperature is at about 165°F. The potatoes should be brown but soft on the inside. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Spice things up!

We always encourage you to play with our recipes and make them your own. This chicken is so easy to adapt! Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Slice whole garlic bulbs in half and slide underneath the skin before roasting.
  • Use spicy mustard for a little kick! One with horseradish would be good.
  • Cover the bird with more lemon slices to make it extra moist.
  • Toss the potatoes in some marinade before roasting them separately.
  • Add sweet potato, parsnips, or turnips into the veggie mix.
  • Serve with some lovely honey-roasted cherry tomatoes.

What to serve with this baked honey mustard chicken

Wondering what honey-inspired sides you can serve with this chicken? Try slicing it and serving on top of our Asian Noodle Salad with honey.

Asian Noodle Salad up close with grilled chicken and orchid

This asparagus carrot stir fry is the perfect vegetable accompaniment.

Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

If you have time in advance, you can make this Chocolate Bark with Pistachio Granola and serve it for dessert.

If you make a special meal with our roasted honey mustard chicken, post a picture and use the hashtag #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!