herbed chicken thighs with honey mustard glaze

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By Garrison Wayne
from La Quinta, CA

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.

serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For herbed chicken thighs with honey mustard glaze

  • 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

How To Make herbed chicken thighs with honey mustard glaze

  • 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.
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