Vanessa's Recipes

Smoky Honey Mustard Chicken

I picked up one of those 5 lb packages of chicken thighs on sale.  Already on hand was a big jug of honey – the economy size from Walmart.  It never goes bad! 

After I washed and patted the thighs dry, I put them in a 9×13 glass baking dish.  In a medium bowl I mixed about  1/3 to 1/2 cup of honey, roughly a 1/4 cup of mustard, and approximately half a cup of soft butter spread.  I use Country Crock because it’s pretty soft and still has a decent buttery flavor.  And it doesn’t burn as quickly as real butter.  Things are already dicey with the honey, right? 

So I mixed those things up in a bowl, and then I added about a tablespoon of cumin.  The mix looked almost like yellow curdled milk.  I poured that over the chicken, making sure each piece was covered.  I baked it at 325 for about 90 min, but if you’re not sure with the honey in there, you could probably bake it at 300 for 2 hours. 

The chicken was tender, and there was a nice smoky and sweet flavor to it and the mustard added some depth, but no heat.  Even my son, the super picky one, liked it.  🙂

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