Tonight’s Dinner: Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs aren’t usually a popular choice when making chicken. But this sweet and spicy mustard sauce will make thighs a new family favorite.

When it comes to chicken, we’re all used to hearing that white meat is healthier for you than dark meat because the dark meat has more fat. So while chicken thighs are just as flavorful as chicken breasts, we tend to steer clear of the thighs because they’re the fattier choice. But it turns out the fat content in chicken thighs is half what it is in a piece of beef, lamb or pork. So the next time you’re trying to decide between dark meat and light, go for the dark. It won’t ruin your diet and it’ll be a nice change of pace.

Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs


  • 1/4 cup deli mustard
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Whisk together the first four ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of sauce for later.
  2. Heat oil in grill pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken in pan and brush sauce over one side of the chicken. Cook 3-4 minutes. Turn chicken over and brush with the remaining sauce. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until done.
  3. Place chicken on a serving platter and drizzle with reserved 1/4 cup of sauce and serve.


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Garlic Chicken Thighs

Tequila Braised Chicken Thighs


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