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Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Creamy Mustard Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 of a medium yellow onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Maille Old-Style Whole Grain Mustard more or less to taste
  • salt and black pepper

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Instructions

Creamy Mustard Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Gently pour in the white wine, whisking the entire time. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the wine has reduced by about half. Whisk in the half and half, thyme, mustard, and salt and black pepper to taste. Cook for about 10-12 minutes or until thick and creamy. Adjust seasoning to taste. Keep warm on the stove while you prepare your chicken.

Crispy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rub 3 tablespoons of the honey dijon mustard on the chicken thighs. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining honey dijon mustard, chicken broth, whole grain mustard, honey, thyme, and salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken, skin side down. Sear for about 4 minutes until brown and then flip the chicken and sear for another 2 minutes. Pour the mustard mixture into the pan, and transfer it to the oven. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through and reached an internal temperature of 175 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with creamy mustard sauce with a side of greens or fresh pasta.
  • Enjoy!