Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs

When it comes to mustard, sweet-hot works amazingly well, especially as a glaze for chicken.

Even though we are using skin-on bone-in chicken thighs, I’m sure it will work with any cut of chicken.


Make 2 slashes crosswise into the skin and meat of each chicken thigh with a sharp knife, cutting to the bone. Cuts should be about 1 inch apart. Transfer thighs into a heavy resealable plastic bag.

Whisk Mus mustard, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, mustard powder, salt, black pepper, ground chipotle pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until smooth. Whisk garlic into marinade.

Pour marinade into bag over chicken thighs and massage marinade into chicken, coating each thigh thoroughly and working the marinade into the cuts. Seal bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight for best flavor).
Move a rack to the center position in oven.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly oil the foil.

Scatter onion rings onto prepared baking sheet. Place chicken thighs on top of onion rings. Spray or brush thighs with vegetable oil; sprinkle thighs with additional salt and cayenne pepper if desired.



8 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1/2 cup Mus mustard
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1 teaspoon salt


25 minutes

for 4 persons