Baked Chicken with Honey-Whole Grain Mustard Glaze

Honey Glazed Chicken

This recipe was created by Lucinda’s son Calder. and he added a very important note: make sure to save the “lemony, chickeny juices” from the bottom of the pan. They can be used to enhance the flavors of the other dishes in your meal. From the book “Mad Hungry,” by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books). Source: Mad Hungry, October 2010


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (maybe more)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Some fresh herbs (if you have them)
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard (Calder also used maple mustard and a little Dijon)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Marinate chicken in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs, for at least 1 hour and up to a day in advance. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub big baking pan with olive oil or butter, place thighs skin side down.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and turn skin side up. Bake for 10 more minutes. To make the glaze, add mustard, honey, and oil in a bowl in that order, whisk, add salt and pepper, whisk some more. Apply glaze with brush or spoon and broil for 5 minutes.

Take out and let rest for a second, and make sure you save all those delicious, lemony, chickeny juices that collected in the pan.

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