Crock-Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

Sweet, slightly tangy, buttery and addicting, with one taste this crock-pot honey mustard chicken will be your new favorite dinner ever. This slow cooked chicken is sure to rock your socks.

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I don’t have a ton of time today because I am prepping for my daughter’s 6th {gasp!} birthday which is this weekend! Holy smokes, that’s nuts to think about. Even crazier is the amount of stuff on my to-do list. Being a full-time-single-working-from-home-parent is rough sometimes…but the look on her face when she sees the GLORY that is her birthday will be worth it. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. I can sleep when I’m dead. Also, something I keep telling myself.

On Sunday, I’m going to have a six year old. A six year old. A SIX year old.

Balls, I’m old.

So, yeah, I guess you can gather from the above sentences is that I’m crazy and old. That’s apparently all you need to know.

ANYWAYS.

Here comes another freezer crock-pot meal: Honey Mustard Chicken. It’s incredible. I never knew honey mustard could be this appealing. I liked the idea of it all, but never came around to it until I adapted the recipe to be lots o’honey {with a little mustard} buttery chicken. Doesn’t that sound much more appealing? I thought so. Anyways, the recipe is below…you should try it, snarf it down and bask in the majesty that is: a full stomach.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Crock-Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

Sweet, slightly tangy, buttery and addicting, with one taste this crock-pot honey mustard chicken will be your new favorite dinner ever. This slow cooked chicken is sure to rock your socks.

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts {about 1 lb.}
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives {for garnish; optional}

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into plastic freezer bag. Seal and freeze.
  2. To make, defrost bag, place contents into crockpot and cook covered 3-4 hours on high or until chicken is fully cooked. Discard rosemary sprig. Remove chicken, shred and place back into sauce. Stir in a few chives for color if desired. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  3. Serve over rice.

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  1. I read some of your post to John and he said, “Dang she’s a good writer.” We laughed. BTW, I’m planning on trying all your crock pot recipes this month. The chicken soup, SW style is tomorrow. Got my ingredients marinating in the fridge.

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  2. YEUP. This right here is dinner. I am obsessed with anything crockpot and anything honey mustard…so then you put the two together and made one winner of a chicken dinner! Pinned!

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  3. I have given up on birthday parties the past few years. One of these days…

    This chicken!! Yum. Going on the dinner list 🙂

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  4. Looks yummy! Is it 3-4 hours on high?

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  5. Does this cook on high or low for the four hours? Sounds great!!

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      • Thank you!! Can’t wait to fix it!

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      • 3-4 hours on high…. 7-8 hours on low?? I am gone for the day and no auto shut-off on my crock!!!

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  6. Great looking recipe. I will try it! I am not a huge honey mustard fan, but my parents are and I make Sunday dinner for them and me and my son.

    Tell Brooke Happy Birthday! I have only 1 kid, and when I had him I thought about what ages I would be when he is 10, 18, 21, etc…I thought oh I will be 37 when he turns 10 and that was soooo many years away. Ha, that’s this year! I feel ya on the I have a 6 year old! Hope her party is awesome, which I know it will be, because you are fabulous, and yes, all of the planning is worth it. We’re having a Minecraft party since he is going to be a, gulp, pre-teen. Have a great weekend! Enjoy those cute kids!

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  7. Thank you Thank you Thank you for doing these slow cooker meals. I thought my life was busy back in the city , but NEVER did I not get dinner on the table until 8:00 pm. (Yes, down here on our farm that has happened more times than I would like to mention) Slow cookers help so much. It can just be hard to find something different and good. This looks like it will be great.

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  8. This looks delicious! What do you serve as sides when you make this?

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    • I served this over rice and had steamed green beans and salad on the side.

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  9. #1 – You are NOT old!
    #2 – This chicken looks amazing! I foresee honey mustard chicken sandwiches in my near future =) Thanks for all the freezer crockpot recipes, I love it!

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  10. Dumb question-do you have to freeze it before you cook it?

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    • I was wondering the same thing. I don’t think I will have the patience to freeze it. 🙂 Is freezing it like marinating it or is there another reason why it needs to be frozen.

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      • No need to freeze! I just added that direction in there to show it was a freezer meal.

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  11. Lauren you should try being me if you feel old my little girl is also turning 6 but next month my son will be 18 :'( my baby boy isn’t a boy anymore. Where does the time go? Thanks for all the recipes not just this delectable one xxx

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  12. Just put this chicken in the crockpot for tonight’s dinner. I am a honey mustard anything fan. Will let yau’ll know the results.

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  13. Another question…. Bone in or boneless? If bone in, single side (split) or whole breast? It looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try it!!! Love these freezer crock pot recipes!

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  14. I took a chance and didnt freeze it first. Its cooking now. Jeanette i think boneless may be easier for when you shred it

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  15. I love your blog and recipes. Thank you!

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  16. Lauren do u have to freeze before u put it in the crockpot?

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    • No! I just added those directions in to show that this can be frozen. By all means, throw this into your crockpot immediately and forgo the freezing!

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  17. Just made this tonight and thankfully I made a double batch because it is delish! Soooooo good over some Jasmati rice with green beans. Definitely a new favorite. Thanks Lauren!

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    • I’m thinking of making a double batch for my family as well. Did you have to cook it longer? Thanks!

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  18. Love cooking in my crockpot

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  19. Why are you freezing it first? ?

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    • You don’t have to freeze it first, I just wrote it in to show that it was an option. By all means, throw everything into the crockpot immediately and skip the freezing!

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  20. Does it need to be marinated or can I just put In the crock pot?

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    • You can just throw it all in!

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  21. This sounds delicious!! I like your suggestions for freezing it. I need to try out some freezer cooking!

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  22. I cooked this last night, and it was incredible, best meal I’ve had in weeks! And it was so easy…..I just threw leftover chicken breast in the crockpot and let it cook on high for a few hours. I owe you, Lauren–my family and I loved it!

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  23. This was delicious. I made it last night and doubled the recipe. Used fresh rosemary from my garden. Even my super picky eater gave it an 8/10 (and that is a high honor!) Thanks.

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  24. Does the rosemary make or break this? I want to make this TODAY, but don’t have the rosemary 🙁

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  25. 1. Does it need to be defrosted or can you just put it in frozen?
    2. Can you sub oil for butter (dairy allergy)?
    3. Can you do thighs instead of breasts?

    Thanks in advance!!!!!

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    • It does need to be mostly defrosted to cook evenly. Yes you can substitute oil for the butter, although I think that would give it more of a greasy feel. Of course you can use chicken thighs!

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  26. can you add some minced onion or something instead of 1/2 C diced onion? not a huge fan of lots of onion or cutting onion! 😉

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    • I don’t enjoy cutting onion either so I buy frozen diced onions. They’re really handy and this way I always have onion available…….without any of the tears!

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  27. Can you make this with regular mustard or honey mustard? I want to make it but don’t have Dijon mustard :/

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  28. can I use a Dutch oven? How long? What temp?

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  29. Do you use Bone in or boneless chicken ?
    Thank You

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  30. Is this bone-in or boneless chicken breasts? Looks delicious gonna make it for my boys!

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  31. Will it still taste right without the spring of rosemary?

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    • It’ll taste different without it, but I don’t think in a bad way. The rosemary isn’t a strong flavor in this dish though…don’t be afraid of it!

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      • Can you use bottled/dried rosemary? I hate to buy a thing of fresh rosemary for one sprig in one recipe.

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  32. Made this tonight!! Super Yummy!! Added a splash of white wine when I put in it. Cooked on high about 3 hours Toasted up some buns and made chicken sandwiches. OH SO GOOD! Thank you for the recipe!

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  33. This sounds delicious. I don’t have a slow cooker. How can I cook it without a slow cooker?

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  34. How would this be on a bun? Do you think it would be good with pork? It looks delicious!

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  35. I would so love to try threes as sliders on kings Hawaiian Rolls with a Apple Cider Vinegar cabbage slaw!!! I will surely try it over rice as well, looks delicious!!!

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  36. I just threw my ingredients together. I bought fresh rosemary and picked it of the sprig. So i can’t remove the sprig at the end and the rosemary stays in. I hope thats okay.

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  37. If i double this, should I increase the cooking time?

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  38. This is delicious!! My favorite crock pot recipe by far.

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  39. Sounds fantastic! Can it be cooked on low for 7-8 hours? Otherwise, this would be a weekend meal..
    Thanks!
    Susan

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  40. Just made this tonight for dinner and it was a hit! Thank you!

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  41. Can this be made in an oven!? Could u kindly tell me the time and and the temp?

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  42. Hi quick question, I don’t have any fresh rosemary on hand, is it okay to use dried? If not I can run to the store or have hubby pick some up. Thanks!

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  43. Do you have to freeze it first? Or can I just put bag in fridge for next day? Looks amazing. Can’t wait to try this.

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  44. I’m a bit worried as I want to make this for an office potluck to be served in Hawaiin rolls and a side of tangy coleslaw

    BUT

    I want to double the recipe so should I double the amounts of honey and mustard and the other ingredients?

    Thanks much

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    • If you’re doubling the recipe, be sure to double every ingredient in the recipe for best results!!

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  45. Made this tonight for dinner. To be honest, I am not a huge honey mustard fan but my son is. It was fantastic! We all loved it. I will definitely be making this again soon. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  46. Please help!

    Can you explain why my chicken and sauce is a blackened mess? Followed the recipe correctly, did I cook too high? What temperature is it supposed to be cooked at?

    🙁

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  47. Can I make it in a Le Creuset pot as well?

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