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Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs – A Flavour Explosion

Cuisine ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Total Time: 45 mins
Servings 8
Calories 655
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

I love chicken thighs. In my opinion, they are the best part of the bird. One Tuesday after work, I grabbed up some thighs and a few ingredients. Put them together and this absolutely delicious sweet hot mustard chicken thigh recipe was born. Believe me, the taste was a flavour explosion. As one member said: "This recipe has a flavour that will never leave your taste buds."

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  • 8 medium chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard (I use the original old fashioned.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Lay the chicken breasts out and make two diagonal slices (about 1 1/2 inches apart) down each thigh. 

  2. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.

  3. Place the chicken into a large zip lock bag. Pour the marinate over the top. Seal the bag and message it into the meat. Place it in the fridge for about two hours or over overnight. I often use mine right away though. 

  4. Place the thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush any additional marinate over the top. 

  5. Place in a 450 degree F or 230 C preheated oven for about 30 minutes depending on the size of your thighs.

  6. Serve with your favourite veggies, rice, or mashed and enjoy your sweet hot mustard chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 655kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%
Cholesterol 104.99mg35%
Sodium 764mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 13.8g5%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 7.9g
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


I strongly suggest keeping the ingredients as is in this recipe. The taste is incredible. You can alter the amounts a little. For example, if you want more heat, use a bit more cayenne pepper. 

The use of thighs is essential as they are so juicy. I find breasts dry out too fast. 

Keywords: Chicken Recipe, Baked Chicken, Easy Chicken Recipe, Mustard Chicken
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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