Lightly Crispy Mustard Baked Chicken Breast

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
5 — Votes 6 votes

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Nothing like saying “I’m back!” with a brand new recipe like this baked mustard chicken that will just plain and simple knock your socks right off!  It ticks all the boxes on my easy recipe requirements – minimal ingredients, maximum flavor, and ease of preparation.  There’s not a thing missing from this fantastic protein option.

Did you miss me? I missed you!! I’ve been a traveling fool for the past month. I’m so sorry I’ve been away for so long, but I have some great travel stories and awesome restaurant accounts to tell you all about once I can get my suitcase unpacked, and everything all settled.  So be on the lookout for a quick travel recap coming your way!

But first, I need to share my first home-cooked meal back. I wanted something easy, healthy, and summery. And a baked mustard chicken was first on my list. Well, after the awesome vegetable I made to go with it (will reveal later this week).

I had a few excited helpers in the kitchen! My mobile vacuums, Jake and Max, missed my messy cooking habits.  These two little guys are my shadows on kitchen days, and the perfect little sous chefs.

one white and one black miniature schnauzer in the kitchen

Ingredients for Mustard Baked Chicken Breast

This recipe is extremely easy and extremely delicious. Feel free to use any mustard you like. I prefer the horseradish whole-grain mustard. It’s a little spicy, but I haven’t gotten any complaints.  I’ve heard fantastic results with a honey mustard topping that I think sounds lovely!  All in all this baked mustard chicken comes out with a delightful light “crust” from the mustard that leaves you with extra texture and flavor.

I have listed below that ½ a breast is a serving size – this is true for me but feel free to increase the serving size if you need more. I hope you love this baked mustard chicken as much as I do!

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Baked Mustard Chicken

By: Cassy
5 — Votes 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Servings: 4 servings
This baked mustard chicken that will just plain and simple knock your socks right off!  It ticks all the boxes on my easy recipe requirements – minimal ingredients, maximum flavor, and ease of preparation.  There’s not a thing missing from this fantastic protein option.


  • 2 fresh chicken breasts about 8oz each uncooked
  • 4 tbsp horseradish grainy mustard
  • sea salt & cracked pepper for taste


  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Rinse your chicken breasts and then pat dry.
  • Sprinkle with the sea salt and cracked pepper on both sides.
  • Apply 1 Tbl of the horseradish mustard to each side of each chicken breast. Smooth over the chicken with the back of a spoon. Be sure to cover the entire breast.
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 18 minutes.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

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Baked Mustard Chicken
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Julie Smith says

    Julie Smith —  06/05/2012 At 11:55

    Yum! I always look for new things to do with my boring ole chicken!

  2. Brenda Scinto says

    Brenda Scinto —  06/05/2012 At 14:46

    Oh this looks SO yummy I will have to make it this week 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  3. Michelle says

    Michelle —  08/28/2012 At 06:54

    Tried this yesterday and it was so good!

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  08/28/2012 At 09:45

      Awesome! Thanks, Michelle!

  4. Kelly says

    Kelly —  12/03/2013 At 00:33

    Just made this tonight, and it was SO flavorful…and easy! Thanks for posting nutritious recipes that help keep us on track! Truly, much appreciated 🙂

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  12/03/2013 At 10:26

      Hi Kelly! I’m so thrilled that you liked the mustard chicken. It’s one of my staple favorites.

  5. Jenn says

    Jenn —  02/18/2015 At 16:25

    This was so good and really easy. I threw some honey into the mustard for some of them but both versions were great!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  05/23/2015 At 03:02

      The addition of the honey sounds great! Glad you enjoyed it Jenn!!

  6. Tiffany Madison says

    Tiffany Madison —  03/31/2015 At 23:17

    Tried the recipe tonight with thin sliced chicken. Marinated first in solution of water, sea salt, pepper, minced garlic, and 1/2 cup of Horseradish Mustard. Marinated for an hour, removed the chicken and picked up with your recipe. I also (not paleo, I know) crushed up pretzel crisps and sprinkled them lightly before placing in the oven. Baked for 16 minutes. Turned out well, but! I failed to turn them about halfway through. So one side was mustardish and the other baked. Amateur fail. HA! I will be trying this again and with thicker chicken breasts. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  04/05/2015 At 02:13

      So glad you tried the recipe and put your own spin on it! The pretzel must of added a nice crunch. Cooking and baking is all about trial and error 🙂

  7. Kelly says

    Kelly —  06/23/2016 At 00:18

    I had the same problem as Tiffany. The chicken was baked but the mustard/horseradish still wet. Next time I’ll use thicker breasts. Sounds dirty lol

  8. Kelly says

    Kelly —  06/23/2016 At 00:20

    But, it was refreshing to find a recipe that is way healthier than dry rubs, or using sugary marinades. It kept it from being boring. I also tried doing a balsamic vinegar, garlic and Italian dressing marinade. We will see how it turns out!

  9. Ken says

    Ken —  01/07/2022 At 09:36

    5 stars
    Turned out really tender and delicious. The baking instructions were perfect, although I did add on 2 minutes longer. I also added dried oregano, parsley, and thyme.

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  01/10/2022 At 19:32

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am glad that you enjoyed! Melissa

  10. Rich says

    Rich —  01/04/2023 At 21:58

    Thank you