Want the best-tasting chicken that not only stays juicy, but is also packed with flavor and topped with a delicious sauce? This Honey Mustard Chicken will become your family's new favorite! It's such a versatile dish and so easy to make in the slow cooker!
What's the best way to cook chicken? Chefs whose cooking abilities range from novice to expert have long agreed that the best method for preparing chicken is slow cooking. Chicken turns out juicier, is more tender, and has more flavor when cooked in the slow cooker--especially when you use the LOW setting. And, you don't have to cook it for very long to get these results!
What is honey mustard sauce? This popular sauce was actually invented in the 80s by a popular chicken restaurant chain when they were searching for a dipping sauce to put on their menu. It combined honey and mustard with mayonnaise to make a smooth sauce with a tangy zip that people have enjoyed on their chicken for the past 40+ years. The sauce this recipe uses for Honey Mustard Chicken is so simple that your children can help you make it! Why not turn meal prep into quality time with your kids?
What else can I use honey mustard sauce on? You can put honey mustard sauce on just about anything! Honey Mustard is a versatile sauce that kicks any dish up a few levels. We'll use it in our Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken. But, you can also toss root veggies in it before roasting. Many people use it to dress a green salad or as a dip for fresh veggies.
Do I have to brown the chicken before putting it in the slow cooker? No, you don't have to. However, your Honey Mustard Chicken will have a nicer presentation if you do. The flavor won't suffer much if you don't, but I do recommend browning the chicken first so your Honey Mustard Chicken has a nice look when you plate it.
Can the honey mustard sauce be prepped ahead of time? Yes! You can make the sauce ahead of time to make the the prep for your Honey Mustard Chicken a breeze! Store it for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
What do I serve with Honey Mustard Chicken? As I mentioned before, honey mustard is really versatile! Make this Honey Mustard Chicken a complete meal by serving it with some brown rice or mashed potatoes and your favorite veggie!
Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
- ½ cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- Melt butter in skillet over medium high heat
- Salt and pepper chicken breasts to taste and add to skillet
- Brown for 2-3 minutes on each side
- Transfer to slow cooker
- Pour about ¾ of the sauce over the chicken
- Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 until chicken is cooked through
- Brush with remaining sauce to serve
- Brown the chicken first for better presentation
Sauce can be made ahead of time