Monday, September 16, 2013

Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken and Rice

This is a sponsored post, written by me for Just BARE Chicken®.

Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken and Rice

As I mentioned last week, we have been utterly terrible about sitting down together at our dinner table, to a meal that was prepared in our kitchen.  And after reading your comments, it sounds like a lot of you have this same kind of dynamic going on.

Whether fall sports schedules are cramming your calendar, you work a lot, your kids are involved in a lot of activities, or you just have a busy social life, I think we all can relate to the need for quick, easy, family-friendly weeknight dinners, especially now that school is back in session.

Just BARE Chicken Family Packs

And that’s where this one – Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken & Rice – steps onto the stage.  First, let me tell you about the Family Packs that my friends at Just BARE Chicken® have brilliantly developed.  They are packaged with the same chicken as any other Just BARE package you would pick up, only they are much larger in size and they are made for busy families who still love to eat healthy meals at home.

I decided on honey mustard chicken because most kids love honey mustard.  The sauce is super simple, full of flavor and the whole dish takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  I think most of us (even me!) can manage that!  My secret ingredient is a package of onion soup mix – I don’t usually use many mixes like this but onion soup mix just can’t be beat for quick flavor that makes your dish taste like it was cooking all day long.   I used only half of one Family Pack for this recipe so stay tuned next week to see what happened to the second half!

Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken and Rice

I grew up on chicken and rice…ask my mom, she will tell you that it was one of my favorites.  But I always remember it having to bake FOREVER.  Not this one – the chicken is cooked on the stovetop, a simple sauce is added, it thickens, the rice is added, and dinner is served!

By the way, I traced the chickenI used for this recipe using Just BARE’s package search code with their online locator and it came from Minnesota!  I love getting to know that fact about my food!

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Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken and Rice

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 30 min

Stovetop chicken and rice with a big kid-friendly twist: honey mustard! Quick, simpler and super flavorful!


1 cup jasmine rice
1 1/2 - 2 cups chicken broth (to cook the rice, optional)
14 ounces Just BARE boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets (about 1/2 a Family Pack)
2 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 (1.25 ounce) package onion soup mix
3 Tbs. honey mustard
2 Tbs. cornstarch
2 tsp. dried parsley


Cook the rice according to package directions using the chicken broth in place of water (optional) – get it started before the chicken. When done, stir well and set aside.

While the rice starts cooking, cube the chicken. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken in an even layer. Cook until no pink remains in the chunks, about 6 minutes, flipping once half-way though. Try not to move it so the pieces brown a bit. Add the salt and pepper and stir to combine.

While the chicken cooks, whisk together the chicken broth, onion soup mix, honey mustard and cornstarch and whisk until well-combined. Add the broth mixture to the cooked chicken and stir well. Allow the mixture to start to bubble and cook for about 10 minutes, until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in the parsley.

Serve with the cooked rice – or stir in the cooked rice and stir until coated.

Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken and Rice

I have an ongoing partnership with Just BARE Chicken®.  This is a sponsored post in partnership with Just BARE.  As always, all text and opinions are 100% my own.


49 Responses to “Stovetop Honey Mustard Chicken and Rice”

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    Rachel Cooks — September 16, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    This looks wonderful, Cassie! Great photos, too — I know this probably wasn’t an easy dish to make look pretty!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — September 16, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    Chicken and rice is one of my favorite meals ever! especially when it has onion soup mix. Love this! and I bet my kids would too.

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — September 16, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    This looks absolutely perfect for a cozy meal on a cold day! Saving it for future use for sure!

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    Vicki Bensinger — September 16, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    I rarely use onion soup mix but agree with you that when I do it tastes great and makes tossing meals together a snap. I love anything with honey mustard so this sounds delicious! Everyone should have a package of onion soup in their kitchen. Which brand do you prefer? I use Knorr.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — September 16, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    I had no idea you could trace your chicken with JustBARE. They are my brand of choice, yet somehow I missed that awesome fact. Thanks for sharing Cassie! We are definite chicken, rice, and honey mustard lovers here, so this recipe was made for our table 🙂

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    Tieghan — September 16, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    So perfect for a cozy fall day! I love this, Cassie!

  7. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — September 16, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    This recipe sounds amazing! I love honey mustard chicken!

  8. #
    Julia — September 16, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    You know when you see a recipe and you think, “I need that. For dinner. TONIGHT!” Ya, that!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 16, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Great recipe, Cassie! Looks, cozy, comforting, and delicious!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 16, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    I love a good dinner recipe and THIS is it! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  11. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — September 16, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    I’m crushing on everything going on in this dish — most especially that it can get in my belly in 30 minutes’ time. YES.

  12. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — September 16, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    I love this chicken and rice recipe. Best of all I love this Just Bare Chicken Brand.

  13. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — September 16, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    I am admittedly not a huge chicken fan, but this looks so wonderful, Cassie!!! The honey mustard is a huge plus 🙂 xo

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    Julia — September 16, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    LOVE me some chicken and this recipe looks so healthful and perfect for any night of the week! I’ve never heard of BARE chicken before and am all using good quality meat so I’ll give ’em a looksy! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 16, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    I have such a weeknight dinner block right now!! I seriously need to make this!!

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    carrie@bakeaholicmama — September 16, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    This is the second creamy mustard/chicken recipe I’ve seen this AM and this is all I want now for dinner! I think we might have to make it…

  17. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 16, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    This is totally happening in my kitchen soon. Love it!

  18. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — September 16, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Mustard and chicken go together so well and the addition of honey makes it sweet enough that children like it. A great family weeknight go-to dinner recipe, Cassie!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — September 16, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I think it’s starting to become the norm of not sitting down at the dinner table…although when Logan starts eating solids next month we are going to try to make it a better habit for us and get away from the TV. I’d love to sit down together with this meal!! YUM!

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    Ashley — September 16, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    I love honey mustard with my chicken – this sounds like such a great weeknight meal. I also really love that it’s all on the stove – so simple. Especially as we get closer and closer to the holiday season … when things seem to get even more hectic!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 16, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    I always need easy weekday meal ideas like this! Pinning!

  22. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 16, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Loooove this, Cassie! Quick and easy is a must, and that sauce is killer!

  23. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — September 16, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    Always looking for easy and delicious chicken recipes – and a honey/mustard combo is always a winner! Yum.

  24. #
    Des — September 16, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    It looks like we both had honey mustard chicken on the brain today! This looks wonderful. I just love chicken and rice!

  25. #
    saly @ sallys baking addiction — September 16, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Considering honey mustard is my jam (!!!) I would go nuts over this meal, Cassie! Saving it along with the other 109358304 dinner saved from your website. Love all the recipes!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — September 16, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Adults love honey mustard too! At least the adults in this house. 🙂 I absolutely LOVE that you can track where the chicken came from with this! We’re trying to be more conscious of where our food comes from, so this seems like a great start!

  27. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — September 16, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    The sauce sounds too amazing! I need more quick meals for week nights and this is perfect!!

  28. #
    vanillasugarblog — September 16, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    This is what you eat when it’s 20 degrees and snowing and raining outside.

  29. #
    Tracey — September 16, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    This looks like the best kind of comfort food, Cassie! I love having quick and easy meals in my arsenal, and I know this one would be a winner here.

  30. #
    Christine (Cook the Story) — September 16, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    I love honey mustard. But I don’t think my kids have ever tried it (they’re pretty young still). I’m going to give this a try and see what they think! Great idea!

  31. #
    Jess — September 16, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    What a great weeknight dinner, Cassie – we don’t really have much excuse, but somehow life has been getting in the way of our dinner routine too. Trying to get back in the groove, but easy, great dinners are key. Yum!

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    Gaby — September 16, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    Love that you can track the package back to the source. This dish looks so great with the honey mustard sauce!

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    Joanne — September 16, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    We’ve had some crazy weeknights around here also and you’re almost making me wish I ate chicken just so I could have this quick and easy meal in my repertoire!

  34. #
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — September 16, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    So hey, I want this. Even though I had roasted chicken for dinner, I now want it this way. Slurp.

  35. #
    Sues — September 16, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    I don’t eat honey mustard nearly enough, but suddenly I’m craving it! And I never crave chicken!

  36. #
    Tamara Coleman — September 17, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    Hello new chicken recipe that I must try! Sounds easy and incredible!

  37. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 17, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    I’ve been looking for ways to mix up our usual chicken dishes! Love this sauce!

  38. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — September 17, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Such a perfect weeknight dinner!

  39. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 17, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    I love chicken with honey mustard, perfect week night meal!

  40. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 18, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    Oh YES. Total comfort food! I love this, Cassie!

  41. #
    Shashi — September 19, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Honey mustard stove top chicken – genius! This looks so good for a cold evening!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 30, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    I loved chicken and rice as a kid too! I don’t make nearly enough of it anymore 🙁 My favorite involved cream of mushroom soup and lots of poultry seasoning. Now you have me craving serious comfort food from childhood!

  43. #
    Jessica — March 21, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    Chicken Broth is listed twice in the ingredient (1 1/2 cup & 2 cups) Which is it or is it a total of 3 1/2 cups?

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    Linda — May 2, 2014 @ 10:18 pm

    Delish! Added chopped cauliflower after browning the chicken, sauteed a couple of minutes before adding the sauce. Easy way to add veggies into the dish.

  45. #
    Dylan — October 18, 2015 @ 7:46 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic! The sauce is amazing, much better than I imagined it would be. It will be a go-to recipe from now on. Thanks so much for sharing.


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