Mustard-Balsamic Baked Chicken Thighs


Paired with a simple green salad and some crusty bread, these easy baked chicken thighs make the perfect weeknight meal. Plus:  More Chicken Recipes 

Mustard-Balsamic Baked Chicken Thigh
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs with skin

  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste

  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Chopped Italian parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, spicy brown mustard, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder and garlic. Toss the chicken in the marinade.

  4. Lay the chicken on the lined baking sheet skin side down. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the chicken over and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

  5. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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