I’m always looking for new chicken recipes to try out in my air fryer, and this Honey Mustard Chicken is a winner! The honey and Dijon give the chicken a delicious flavor, and this recipe for mustard fried chicken is so easy to make. Plus, it only requires a few simple ingredients. I know you’ll love this recipe!

crispy honey mustard chicken topped with fresh parsley
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Honey Mustard Chicken

Everyone loves a tasty piece of chicken, especially when it’s well-flavored and extra crispy on the outside! That’s exactly what you’ll get when you make Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken.

This straightforward honey mustard chicken recipe only requires a few ingredients, and most are probably in your refrigerator or pantry!

Once prepped, it cooks in just 15 minutes so you have dinner on the table in a flash — perfect for busy weeknights when you just need to get everyone fed.


Why You’ll Love This Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Simple ingredients
  • Quick dinner idea
  • Can double or triple

Ingredients Needed to Make Mustard Fried Chicken

For complete ingredients and quantities, keep on scrolling until you get to the bottom with a printable recipe card.

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: You can use other parts of the chicken like thighs or drumsticks. However, you may need to adjust the cooking time as different cuts may take longer or shorter to cook.
  • Honey Mustard: Easily make this at home by combining equal parts honey and Dijon mustard. Adjust to taste if necessary.
  • Breadcrumbs: I used plain breadcrumbs for this honey mustard chicken recipe, but you can use panko for extra crunch.
  • Parsley: You can use dried or fresh. Since dried is more potent, you’ll only need about a third of the amount (2 teaspoons).
  • Melted Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken

boneless skinless chicken breasts on cutting board

Step 1: Prep the chicken

Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and remove any visible fat (the white parts).

For thigh meat, you’ll do the same and remove the skin if needed.

large chicken breasts sliced in half

Step 2: Slice into portions

Cut each boneless breast in half, creating 6-inch pieces.

For smaller breasts or if you plan on using thigh meat, you can skip this step.

paper towel covering chicken pieces

Step 3: Pat dry with a paper towel

Be thorough so that all sides of the poultry are dried. This helps the mustard sauce stick better to the surface instead of sliding off.

chicken breasts slathered in honey mustard on paper towel

Step 4: Add the mustard

Spoon some of the honey mustard onto each chicken piece, then spread it evenly over the surface.

melted butter, herbs, and breadcrumbs in a bowl

Step 5: Make the breadcrumb mixture

Combine breadcrumbs, seasonings, and melted butter in a shallow bowl. Mix together with a wooden spoon or your hands so everything is evenly combined.

One at a time, place the chicken pieces into the bowl and flip to coat on all sides. It helps to press the breadcrumb mixture onto the surface to help it stick.

crispy air fryer honey mustard chicken

Step 6: Air fry honey mustard chicken

Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Place the honey mustard chicken in the air fryer basket, then spray the tops with more oil. This helps to get them nice and crispy.

Cook for 15 minutes at 370 degrees F, flipping halfway. Mustard fried chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Pro Tips:

  • Prep ahead of time. Trim and slice your chicken pieces in the morning, then keep them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to cook, all you have to do is slather on the mustard and coat in breadcrumbs!
  • Use one hand when coating the chicken in breadcrumbs. This leaves the other hand free to spray the surface with oil once it’s in the air fryer.
  • Don’t forget to flip! Turn each piece of honey mustard chicken over at the halfway mark to ensure it cooks evenly. If desired, you can spray them again with oil.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to check if your air fryer honey mustard chicken is done. According to the USDA, all poultry is safe to eat when it reaches 165 degrees F.

Storage and Reheating

Leftover honey mustard chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

To reheat, place honey mustard chicken in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until heated through. It’s just as quick as the microwave, but it helps to restore that deliciously crispy texture.

Serving Suggestions

The sweet and tangy flavor of honey mustard chicken pairs well with so many of your favorite side dishes. Here are a few of my favorites:

Can I Marinate The Chicken In Honey Mustard Sauce?

Absolutely! Marinating the chicken for a few hours or overnight will only enhance the flavor. Just be sure to set aside some of the sauce before adding the chicken (or make extra!) if you want to use it for dipping as well.

How Long Does It Take To Cook Chicken In An Air Fryer?

Generally, boneless chicken breasts take about 10-15 minutes at 375°F in an air fryer. However, the exact time can depend on the size of the chicken pieces and the specific air fryer model.

Can I Double This Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe?

Of course! You can honestly use it as a reference to make as much or as little as you need.

Keep in mind that you may need to cook larger amounts in batches. It’s important not to overcrowd the air fryer basket or your air fryer honey mustard chicken won’t crisp up right. Overcrowding also leads to uneven cooking, with some parts more done than others.

How Do I Know When Chicken Is Done?

All poultry is done when it’s no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken should read 165 degrees F.

Can I Cook Mustard Fried Chicken From Frozen?

Yes, you can, but the cooking time will be longer. It’s generally best to thaw the chicken first for more even cooking.

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Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken


Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken


Honey Mustard Chicken in the Air Fryer

4.62 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Make crispy Honey Mustard Chicken in the air fryer for a simple weeknight meal. Tangy and sweet, it goes with all your favorite sides!


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup honey mustard
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley, diced
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil spray.
  • Start by cleaning off the chicken, removing all of the visible fat.
  • Spread the honey mustard generously over the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Then dip the coated (with the honey mustard) chicken into the breadcrumb mixture. As you coat them, place the chicken breasts in your air fryer basket.
  • After you finish breading all of the chicken, spray REALLY GENEROUSLY the chicken with olive oil spray
  • Set the temperature to 370 degrees F for 15 minutes, flipping halfway
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken, which should read at least 165 degrees F.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


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Serving: 1gCalories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 16gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 1165mgPotassium: 295mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 189IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg

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