Baked chicken with sauce is a classic dish that I think everyone should know how to make. It can be prepared in several ways but today I will be showing you how to bake it on top of a pan with sauce. I hope you enjoy
If you want an easy dish that is delicious to serve for special occasions, then Baked Chicken With Sauce recipe is just perfect.
baked chicken breasts with honey mustard sauce
tender and juicy baked chicken breasts with a delicious honey mustard sauce takes only minutes to make!
Baked Chicken Breasts couldn’t be any easier to prepare for a quick and easy dinner idea! Smothered in a Honey Mustard Sauce with a kick of garlic and lemon juice, this will become your new favourite chicken breast recipe!
juicy baked chicken breasts
Complicated steps? Out the window with this one. This recipe is just a throw-it-all-in-a-baking-dish recipe and let the oven do it’s thing, using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
The acidity in the mustard and lemon juice help keep this chicken extra juicy and tender while baking. The sauce provides a delicious even covering around each breast, sealing all of those crucial juices in. No dry chicken breast over here!
how long do you bake chicken breast?
With this recipe, you are going to bake them first until they are just done (about 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your breasts), then broil them for the last 3-4 minutes to get that beautiful, golden browned colour with crisp and caramelised edges!
The best part about this recipe? No marinating, PLUS no need to make a separate sauce to serve them with. While the chicken bakes, the juices in the pan mix together with the honey mustard sauce creating EXTRA sauce.
what goes with chicken as a side dish?
For a complete meal, throw some veggies in the same dish in the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time. Veggies like asparagus spears, halved brussels sprouts, broccoli florets, green beans or cauliflower florets.
You could also steam them separately, or roast them on a separate pan!
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cauliflower rice
- Zucchini noodles
EASY BAKED CHICKEN BREAST
Tender and juicy Baked Chicken Breasts with a delicious honey mustard sauce takes only minutes to make! Baked Chicken couldn’t be any easier to prepare for a quick and easy dinner idea. Smothered in a Honey Mustard Sauce with a kick of lemon juice, this will become your new favourite chicken breast recipe!
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon smooth and mild Dijon mustard
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, adjust to taste
- 2 pounds (1 kg) boneless skinless chicken breasts, (4 large chicken breasts)
- Salt and cracked black pepper, to season
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
- Combine the oil, honey, mustards, garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl to combine well.
- Place the chicken into prepared baking dish. Season generously with salt, pepper and paprika. Spoon 3/4 of the honey mustard mixture evenly over the chicken and spread evenly all over each breast. Arrange rosemary between each piece.
- Cover and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Spoon remaining sauce over each breast and bake uncovered for a further 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and juices are no longer pink.
- Broil/grill for 2 minutes on medium-high to brown the chicken and caramelise the edges.
- Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to recirculate before serving. Garnish with parsley and serve warm with pan drippings.
To include roasted veggies, arrange them into the same baking dish around the chicken in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Rotate them in the pan juices or pan sauce and season with salt and pepper.
FOR A THICKER SAUCE: Transfer juices to a small pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Mix together 1 teaspoon cornstarch with 2 teaspoons water to create a slurry. Whisk slurry into the drippings, stirring sauce until thickened. Repeat with an additional teaspoon of cornstarch if needed. (Start small and build from there to avoid thickening it too much as it can turn gluggy).
Chicken Baked in Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
One-pan creamy chicken thighs baked in garlic parmesan cream sauce are tender and juicy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. This delicious dish makes a perfect dinner in under 45 minutes with minimum prep and clean-up!
Winner winner chicken dinner. This is what dinner is all about. Roasted chicken in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce. Yes, please!
Now, this is not one of my fitness recipes, but it’s only 451 calories per serving so this recipe is great for cheat night and I promise it’s worth every bite!
This chicken baked in garlic parmesan cream sauce is the ultimate baked chicken dinner. It’s an easy and very tasty way to perk up your mid-week menu. Very creamy and a sure win for garlic lovers. It can be made with thighs or breasts for the white meat lovers.
Because this dish is a “one skillet” meal, it’s very easy to prepare and cook. It all begins with browning your favorite cut of chicken in a few tablespoons of butter until golden brown.
Then the chicken is removed from the pan and more butter is added along with a ton of garlic then some flour, chicken broth, parmesan, and heavy cream and thus the garlic parmesan cream sauce is born <3
Everything is then mixed together until bubbly which gives you the most fragrant, most delicious garlic cream sauce ever. At this point, the chicken is tossed baked into this yummy sauce, and baked to perfection.
Baked Tuscan Chicken Breasts
PREP TIME10 MINS
TOTAL TIME30 MINS
This Baked Tuscan Chicken Breast is an easy meal ready in 30 minutes or less! With a creamy sauce that’s perfect over pasta.
See the step by step recipe video down in the recipe card.
This Tuscan Chicken Breast has been a long time coming!
We’ve always loved the creamy Italian-inspired flavors of these Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts, this Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes and this Instant Pot Italian Chicken Pasta.
But I’ve never done any creamy delicious like this in the oven or stove top.
Since this month is all about these perfect Baked Chicken Breasts, I wanted to share a few different ways that we can take a classic roast chicken breast and jazz it up without adding much prep time.
In the end, we’ll have multiple easy, toss-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it chicken dinners that just need a simple salad or pot of pasta to make it an instant hit with the family.
For the first one, I definitely wanted something creamy and comforting. It’s still on the chilly side here, and we are game for a creamy baked chicken dinner full of garlic, Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach any day of the year!
It looks impressive, and yet it is so easy to make!
Perfect for guests when you don’t want to slave over the stove 😉
How to make Baked Tuscan Chicken:
- Flatten your chicken breasts so they are roughly the same size: this will ensure they cook evenly and that one side doesn’t end up completely dried out! Simply cover in plastic wrap and use a rolling pin or a small frying pan to flatten the thick end slightly.
- Dry with paper towel: we want our chicken to roast and be golden and flavorful, so we don’t want any of the excess water that might be on it. Drying it before seasoning will give the best results!
- Rub with oil and season well: we are keeping the seasoning simple again, but the sauce adds a ton of flavor!
- High heat for a short time: what I love most about this recipe is that almost all of the sauce ingredients are added right to the pan, and everything cooks at once. There’s no simmering on the stove or extra hassle! Just toss and go — the only thing we add after is the spinach.
- Cover and let rest: at least 10 minutes! You can even let it rest for 20 and I promise it will be so juicy and hot. This keeps the juices inside the meat and gives the spinach a chance to wilt down in the sauce without becoming overcooked and slimy.
Variations and substitutions:
- Boneless chicken thighs: you can absolutely swap for boneless chicken thighs without changing the rest of the recipe! You will likely want to use twice as many thighs as the breasts called for.
- Cream: I know it’s tempting to swap the heavy cream for a lighter variety, but be careful because lower fat dairy cannot be cooked at a high temperature without curdling. You may be able to swap for evaporated milk if you are a looking for a lower calorie option, but it may not thicken like heavy cream does and your sauce may be thinner.
- Sun-dried tomatoes: I know these can be hard to come by at times, but I just love the subtle flavor they add! A couple other options would be fresh cherry tomatoes or jarred roasted red peppers — they’ll both add a nice pop of flavor!
- Seasoning: you can absolutely play with the seasoning, as long as you choose herbs and spices that pair well with the sauce.
- Spinach: you can leave it out if you want. I love that it adds a pop of color and a boost in the nutritional value. You can swap for other vegetables if you prefer: green beans or mushrooms could be added at the beginning of the cook time for a new twist!
How to store leftover Tuscan Chicken:
This Tuscan Chicken Breast is a great option for prepping ahead because it stores easily and is delicious reheated!
You can store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days provided all of your ingredients were fresh.
If you stuck to the recipe and used heavy cream (low fat dairy cannot be frozen) you can also store in an airtight freezer container or zip-top bag for up to 3 months, maybe it a great freezer meal!
What to serve with Tuscan Chicken Breasts:
We love this with plain, simple pasta, but you can also serve over these Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes for a touch of indulgence, or these Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes for a make ahead option.
This Instant Pot Brown Rice is also a great complement for a healthier, gluten-free option.
Also, these Breadsticks do a great job of soaking up all that creamy sauce 😉
Note that the chicken is as saucy as it is in these photos — it is enough sauce for us to serve with pasta, but the pasta is not drowning in sauce. If you want a lot of sauce, I would multiply the sauce recipe by 1.5 (so instead of 1 cup cream, use 1.5 cups, etc.)