Herbed Chicken Thighs with Honey Mustard Glaze

Garrison Wayne

By
@TheOrganizedChef

Glazing meats is a two step process. First the meat is seasoned and essentially cooked through. Second, the meat is basted with a glaze and heated quickly, just before serving. This Herbed Chicken with Honey Mustard has a wonderful balance of flavors and is not too sweet. The use of the two mustards adds depth of flavor as well as an attractive look from the whole grain mustard. I would serve this dish for my finest occasions as I think it rivals Duck, Cornish Hen, or any other Poultry Dish......with a lot less effort. I love these Chicken Thighs.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

7 Tbsp
butter, unsalted (divided)
1 1/2 tsp
poultry seasoning
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
4-5 lb
chicken thighs (12)
3 Tbsp
dijon mustard
3 Tbsp
mustard, whole grain
3 Tbsp
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Measure 5 1/2 Tbsp of the unsalted butter (softened). Reserve the other 1 1/2 Tbsps for later. Add all the seasonings to the 5 1/2 Tbsps butter and mix well to for a compound butter.
2
Place the chicken thighs in a large baking dish in a single layer.
3
Pull back the skin and place a bit of the herbed butter on each piece, using all the butter. Replace skin to cover.
4
Slather the reserved butter over the tops of the chicken thighs.
5
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Turn oven temperature up to 425 degrees. Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking tray that is lined with non-stick foil.
6
While oven is increasing in temperature, make a glaze by mixing the Dijon and the whole grain mustard with the honey in a small bowl. Brush the glaze on top of the chicken pieces, using all of the glaze.
7
Bake the glazed chicken in the 425 degree oven on the top rack for 15 minutes.
8
Serve with a simple potato and vegetable.