6 Ingredient Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer

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Air Fried Honey Mustard Chicken

Our family loves air fryer chicken breasts. They are such a quick and easy dinner idea. When you make chicken in the air fryer, dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Today, we are sharing one of our family favorites and go-to air fryer meals. Air fryer honey mustard chicken is sweet, tangy, and the perfect busy evening meal! With only 6 ingredients, you can make this air fryer chicken in no time!

Can you put raw chicken in the air fryer?

I love to cook raw chicken breasts in the air fryer because it is so simple and easy. While you can cook regular, raw chicken in the air fryer, this honey mustard chicken really steps up the game!

Air Fryer Pro Tip for Cooking Air Fried Chicken Breasts

It is so easy to make air fried chicken. The most important thing you can do to make evenly cooked chicken in the air fryer is to pound down the chicken with a meat pounder. Do this to make sure the chicken has an even thickness, about 1″ thick. The chicken will then cook evenly in the air fryer.

Get more helpful tips for cooking perfect chicken in the air fryer.

The Best 6 Ingredient Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts

This recipe is incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. You only need 6 ingredients to make this simple and easy air fryer honey mustard chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

How to Make the Best Honey Mustard Sauce

This honey mustard recipe is one of the best and fastest! All you have to do is melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. If you melt the butter in the microwave, do it on a low heat so the butter doesn’t get everywhere.

Next, whisk in the honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and lemon juice. Then, season it with a little salt and pepper to your taste. And, there you have it!

Transfer honey mustard glaze into two separate bowls, with half in each bowl. With one bowl of the honey mustard sauce, brush the glaze on one side of the chicken. I love to use this baster brush. Flip the chicken over and brush the other side with the honey mustard glaze.

What temperature and how long should you cook chicken in the air fryer?

Place the chicken breasts in a lightly sprayed air fryer basket or tray and cook the chicken in the air fryer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius for 11-12 minutes. Halfway through cooking, flip the chicken so that the other side cooks. It is so easy!

I love to use an avocado cooking spray to spray my air fryer basket. This Mistifi oil sprayer is my favorite.

What is the internal temperature of chicken breasts?

Chicken breasts are fully cooked once the thickness part of the chicken reaches 165°F/74°C. But to get juicy and tender chicken breasts, check on the internal temperature of the chicken every 3-4 minutes and adjust the time as needed.

Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F/71°C and tent the chicken in tinfoil to finish cooking.

Important Air Fryer Cooking Tip

All air fryers are different. As such, it is so important to keep a careful eye on your chicken as it cooks. Use an instant read thermometer to know the doneness of your chicken. The cooking time and temperature is approximate and may vary depending on the make and model of your air fryer.

Learn more about air fryer mistakes that you don’t want to make.

Easy Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Breast

With a simple 15 minute prep time and a 12 minute cooking time, the total time of this recipe makes a wonderful 28 minutes. Now, that’s what I call putting dinner on the table fast!

Top the chicken with remaining glaze and enjoy with fresh veggies like broccoli or carrots. Or serve this recipe with an easy air fryer baked potato. Share with us your serving suggestions in the comments below!

More Honey Mustard Recipes and Dinner Ideas

If you like this blend, then you should also try this amazing honey mustard salmon in the air fryer.

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6 Ingredient Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer

This sweet and tangy air fryer honey mustard chicken is the best dinner idea for a busy night. With only 6 ingredients, you can whip up this recipe in no time!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6




  • Melt butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Stir in the honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer about half of the honey mustard mixture to a separate bowl for later.
  • Pound down the chicken for a more even thickness, about 1 inch thick. Brush both sides of the chicken with honey mustard glaze and then place it inside a lightly sprayed air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 380°F/193°C for 11-12 minutes, flipping at the halfway point.
  • For the best results: All air fryers are different, as well as the size of your chicken, because of this check on the chicken every 3-4 minutes of cooking and adjust as needed. Pull the chicken out once it reaches about 160°F/71°C and tent it in tinfoil to finish cooking and reach an internal temp of 165°F/74°C.
  • Top with remaining glaze and enjoy!


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g
Ingredients: Butter, Chicken, Dijon Mustard, Honey, Honey Mustard, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Easter, Spring, Summer, Winter, Egg Free
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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