You can make this Honey Baked Chicken Recipe in less than 5 minutes for less than $5 for the entire family! This is our family’s favorite because it is so delicious. It has also been a reader favorite for years! It is so easy to make that it’s perfect for the days when you don’t feel like cooking and want something fast!
This honey baked chicken recipe is perfect when you’re not feeling like cooking and want something fast! This is such a simple recipe but the result is fantastic! It’s been a staple in our house for years and readers and viewers just rave about it!
I like to toss this honey baked chicken in the oven and then serve with rice and an easy vegetable like broccoli or mixed vegetables. For other easy dinner options, you can also serve it with baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, sliced cucumbers or a salad.
To simplify meal planning, I like to keep 5-10 of my favorite recipes for easy family dinners on hand and make these same recipes for most of our family meals. When you know your family loves certain recipes, don’t make it hard on yourself by trying to always make something different. Families love predictability with the meals. Then, when you’re feeling a little more energetic and adventurous, you can try something new and maybe a little more time consuming.
My husband and our kids have always loved this honey baked chicken recipe and none of our picky eaters have ever complained about it! It’s a perfect healthy meal fast, so why complicate things even if you’re not in a hurry?
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Honey Baked Chicken Recipe – Easy And Delicious!
- Yield: 4-6 servings
6 chicken fryer pieces
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Arrange chicken in a baking dish with the skin side up.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients.
- Pour over chicken.
- Bake at for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting every 15 minutes (until chicken is tender and brown).
Serve with rice. Serves 4-6.
If you like this recipe, you might like these other easy chicken dinner recipes:
Easy Beef or Chicken Fajitas – These are so easy and my husband and I love Mexican themed dishes so we make them often!
Oven Fried Chicken Recipe with Biscuits – Even though this recipes calls for cooking the chicken with the biscuits, I often make the chicken without the biscuits. The kids frequently request it because everyone loves it so much!
I want to try this so badly.
Sarah @ SarahTitus.com
This looks like a fun and simple recipe, which I appreciate. I’m a single mom, so I don’t have a lot of time to find a ton of ingredients. The recipe is something I could put together quickly and have a tasty meal. Thank you for sharing on Frugal Friday. :)
I tried this to the T. But the chicken’s cooked after 30min. Am i doing anything wrong? The temp is also correct.
I am not sure Chona because this is one of our most popular recipes and most people don’t have trouble with it. Did you use chicken fryer pieces or something like boneless skinless chicken breasts. That may have made the difference because those are much thinner and take way less time to cook.
Came across this recipe the other evening while looking for a different way to make chicken. It was simple and actually very tasty. I used boneless breasts instead of fryer pieces because that’s what I had on hand. I lightly coated them with plain bread crumbs (dipped chicken in water first to moisten a bit) and also sprayed the baking pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking. I definitely would make this again and I think I will double the sauce mix to have extra.
This chicken was YUMMY!! So simple, very cheap and everyone loved it!!
chicken recipes”Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.”
Love the simple easy to prepare recipes! Now I need to read about organizing the kitchen….
Awesome and pretty easy recipe!A new family favorite!Thanks for sharing! :)
Can this be prepared as a freezer meal?
You probably could but with so few ingredients you would probably spend more time messing with getting it put in a container and making room for it in the freezer than you would just taking the 2 mins. to mix the ingredients together to pour on it.
LoL!!!! now you tell me as it’s in the oven that I am making for a freezer meal. That makes a lot of sense.
Can’t wait to try it once it is out of the oven.
Do you think it would make much of a difference to use prepared honey mustard in place of the regular mustard?
If I just make with chicken wings how long would you bake
You could cut the cooking time by about 15 mins. Once again bake until brown and tender. Recipes often say this because there is so much difference in ovens temperatures, the thickness of the meat and even the pan you cook it in can make a difference.
I was disappointed. I thought it would be more thick than it was . In the pan was alot of liquid. I used chicken breast and doubled the sauce maybe I shouldn’t have
Yes you probably need to stick to the recipe the first time you try it.
This post couldn’t have come at a more opportune time! I just got back from the store where they had a package of 12 chicken thighs on mark down for quick sale for $3.00 (cook or freeze by tomorrow). I do believe I’ll double the sauce ingredients to cover all of the chicken pieces and this will be what we have for supper tonight and will have left-overs in lunch bags tomorrow. Thank you for sharing!
Can I do an entire chicken (8 pieces) instead of six? We prefer thighs. Thank you. ????
Yes, you can.
Just used the honey baked chicken sauce recipe on pork chops..yummy…thanks for such a tasty recipe.
I’ve made couple of times really good chicken. Served with rice and poured honey coating over rice. Very good.
OMG! I made this a couple of weeks ago and should’ve doubled the amount of chicken I used. Everyone ate it up and wanted more. I’m making it again this weekend and doubling the chicken and sauce!! My family loves this chicken:)
It is so delicious!! Thank you for sharing it!! Have you ever made it in your crock pot? If so any changes to recipe ingredients?
You can do this in the crock pot without any difference in the ingredients but it doesn’t get brown like it does in the oven. Since you need to bake it the same time and all you may as well do it in the oven because it uses less electricity by doing it in the oven (many people don’t know that it does take more electricity to do something in a crock pot). So you either put it in the crock pot on high for an hr plus or in the oven at 350 for an hour plus and in the oven you would have it nice and brown with a slightly more roasted flavor too instead of the sort of boiled flavor you can sometimes get in a crock pot
How can this cost $3? 6 pieces of chicken would be at least that much, then adding the other ingredients if you don’t already thave them would cost probably another $8 or $10. Rgardless, this looks like a winner, and I will defintely try it!
Actually I got 8 pieces of chicken the other day for about $2.80. The margarine would be about $.13 and the honey about $.75. Of course these prices depend on where you live, if you get thighs or the breast meat etc. – there is no way we could ever get an exact price for every where in the world – we just give a general price for most people’s average. If you live in New York City prices will be much higher than say in Kansas. We assume most people know that. The main thing is we are giving you tips and ideas on how to save in general and foods that are less expensive
Hi Jill,. Sorry if I was misunderstood. I was adding up the cost of purchasing all the ingredients at one time, not just the portions used for the recipe. But I see your point that it depends on where you live and also what brands you would buy, etc.
Question, do you have ideas about how to use the leftover drippings? I was stumped because of the mustard…thanks!
No problem Angela. I really would much rather talk in person to people that texting or answering comments like this because things do tend to get confused in the “translation” sometimes. As far as the drippings go the main thing I would use them for is to pour over the rice if you serve it with rice and as a sauce on the chicken. Otherwise I am not sure. Maybe some of our readers would have some more ideas for you. Hope this helps a little
Is the calorie count mentioned at the beginning of the recipe the total for all 6 pieces of chicken?
Kathryn we don’t usually do a calorie count and I don’t see one on this recipe
Esther Dawn Whalen
I love this. I have made it for years. Only one thing different. I add curry powder, either 1 or 2 teaspoons. Fantastic taste. Give it a try.
I made this the other night and everyone loved it! An easy and tasty recipe. ?
can any other flavors (sauces) be added or substituted. possibly a fruit possibly.juice? any suggestions sounds real easy right up my alley. oh i use when i can find them easy bke throw away pans that are mado of sort of cardboard and other materil. can this be used i hae had muvh success with this product so sad when i cannot find easy and disposable,plus i don’t care for aluminum
Jean we have a ton of different chicken recipes with sauces and things that you might like. As far as the the pans go I am afraid I have never used them so I can’t say for sure but maybe someone else has. Chicken Recipes
Made this last night. Delish. Next time I may add some additional spices and or herbs, definitely more garlic. ; D Just saw someone mention curry which sounds fabulous.
Thanks for the wonderful recipe. How can I adapt it to an air fryer? I just got one and am curious how to adapt the recipe. Thanks!
I am not sure Hannah because this is not chicken to fry but to bake. I don’t use a air fryer myself but maybe someone else knows
What is the cooking time for the you tube video version of this recipe using cut up boneless chicken?
It depends on the thickness and size of the chicken – anywhere from 20-30 mins. Just check them after 20 mins – when the juices are running clear they are done
I just made this tonight! I only had a small jar of honey I’m saving for medicinal use, so I used my home canned dandelion jelly which has a mild honey flavor and it turned out amazing. The chicken was moist and flavorful. Perfect time for 5 chicken bone -in thighs and 3 legs. Thank you so much for a great budget-friendly recipe! God bless, Robbin
So welcome Robbin – glad you liked it
I’ve been making this recipe for a few years now. It has become one of my daughters favorite and she’s a picky eater.
Thank you Cindy for letting us know you like it. We have picky eaters in our family too so I know what you mean about “if the picky eater eats it – everyone will eat it” LOL