Sweet and Tangy Chicken

There are many chicken thigh recipes out there but none are like this honey mustard chicken thigh recipe. There is a perfect balance between the tartness of red wine vinegar and the sweetness of honey.

The spicy brown mustard, instead of the usual Dijon or yellow mustard, adds a nice hint of spiciness without introducing a strong mustard flavor.

Fresh garlic, once cooked, adds rich deep savory flavor to the dish.

I’ve made this dish by smothering chicken thighs with honey mustard sauce and baking immediately, and I’ve also let the chicken marinate in the honey mustard sauce overnight.




  • This is a 4 ingredient dish that will become one of your go-to dishes. You can make ahead first thing in the
  • morning up to the point of baking, place in the refrigerator, then just pop in the oven for a little over an hour,
  • add a side and a tossed green salad. Dinner is served!
  • 8 chicken thighs – You can use a whole chicken or other parts. We love thighs the best. And we wantthem on
  • the bone with the skin.
  • 1 package dry french onion soup mix
  • 1 (8 oz bottle) Russian dressing (I prefer Wishbone Russian dressing)
  • 1 small jar of apricot preserves or about a cupful.



Mix all ingredients, except chicken, in a bowl.
Place chicken pieces in a baking pan. Sprinkle with pepper. No extra salt is needed.

Pour sauce over chicken and make sure it’s coated well.
Roast uncovered at 400 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until

chicken is done. Baste several times during cooking.

This is the way the chicken will look when done.!

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