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Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

January 15, 2024

The old standby honey mustard chicken recipe just got more flavorful with the addition of yellow curry powder, cayenne, and apple cider vinegar. We love this version with a side of crusty bread.


honey mustard curry chicken with broccoli in a skillet
Photography by Gayle McLeod

Baked Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

We’ve got another great foolproof chicken recipe coming your way. It’s an easy one pot honey mustard curry chicken that basically cooks itself. Chicken breasts or thighs are baked in a sweet and spicy Dijon mustard sauce with broccoli florets (or other veg of your preference). This is great on its own, or served with crusty Sourdough Bread or fluffy Rice on the side.

chicken, broccoli, whole grain mustard, dijon mustard, honey, curry powder, apple cider vinegar and spices in prep bowls

Ingredients For Easy Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

This recipe requires a brief tour around the pantry. Gather the following for the most delicious sauce chicken has ever met:

  • Cayenne – A great way to add zing, like in this Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Blend.

  • Garlic powder – Different from fresh garlic, garlic powder is made from dehydrated garlic and has a subtle sweetness.

  • Yellow curry powder – The perfect warming spice, which we also use in our Cauliflower Curry recipe.

  • Raw apple cider vinegar – Miracle ingredient, and perfect amount of acid for this sauce.

  • Honey – It’s not honey mustard without it.

  • Mustard – We call for both whole grain (for texture) and Dijon (for that tingly warmth you get from things like wasabi).

broccoli being tossed with olive oil and salt in a large glass bowl
whole grain mustard, Dijon, honey, salt, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, and curry powder in a small bowl
chicken being browned in olive oil in a skillet
honey mustard curry sauce poured over browned chicken in a skillet

How To Make Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

broccoli and chicken with honey mustard curry sauce being cooked in a skillet
honey mustard curry chicken with broccoli in a skillet

How to Store Honey Mustard Curry Chicken + Tips

  • Eat these leftovers within a few days. They’re great on top of a salad, or as part of a sandwich. If you can’t get to them in a timely manner, you can freeze for up to three months in an airtight container.

  • You can leave the broccoli out or swap it with another veggie for variety.

  • This recipe is naturally dairy free and gluten free!

  • Add another pinch of cayenne if you want to kick the heat up a notch.

honey mustard curry chicken with broccoli in a skillet

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Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  10 min
  • Cook Time:  40 min
  • Calories: 510


  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets (about 1 pound)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F with a rack in the center position.

  2. Season the chicken all over with 1¼ teaspoon of the salt.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet or braiser over medium-high. Once the oil is glistening, add the chicken and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the skillet from heat.

  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the whole grain mustard, Dijon, honey, ½ teaspoon of the remaining salt, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, and curry powder.

  5. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the remaining olive oil and remaining salt.

  6. Pour the honey-mustard sauce over the chicken and turn to coat. Add the broccoli to the skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven until the broccoli is tender and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer, 25-30 minutes.

  7. Season with pepper before serving.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories510
  • Protein51 g
  • Carbohydrates26 g
  • Total Fat22 g
  • Dietary Fiber4 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium1733 mg
  • Total Sugars19 g

Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

Questions & Reviews

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  • ashlei

    Do i have to use broccoli or is there anything else you recommend?

    Cauliflower, green beans or asparagus would all be tasty as well. Hope you enjoy Ashlei!

  • Cheryl

    Can regular curry powder be used instead of yellow?>

    Yes, they are the same.

  • Becca

    So delicious!!! Definitely became a new favorite at my house!

    YAY! Thanks Becca, happy it was a hit!

  • Lori

    Made this for a weeknight, after work meal. The whole family loved it and the teen packed the leftovers for his lunch tomorrow. We made some rice to go with and hubby requested some extra sauce to with the rice next time:)

    This is so great to hear, we are so happy your family loved it. Thanks Lori!

  • Tiffany

    Amazing flavors. So easy to throw together and it tasted delicious!

    Thanks Tiffany, we are so happy you love it!

  • A

    This recipe looks so yummy! Definitely gonna try it soon! Thank you for sharing! ☺️

  • Jenn

    My family devoured this! It was very simple to make and we will definitely be having it again!

    Thanks Jenn, so happy everyone enjoyed it!