I love easy one-pan dinners and this honey soy mustard chicken tray bake is just that! The potatoes and chicken cook together in one tray, add a salad or some green veggies and your dinner is ready.
How to make a honey soy mustard chicken tray bake
You only need 5 ingredients to create this honey soy mustard chicken tray bake, and wouldn’t you know it, four of them are listed right there in the recipe title. The other final ingredient is potatoes. Essentially you combine all ingredients in a tray and bake, it really is that simple.
For this recipe, you need a good floury roasting style potato. Here in New Zealand my favourite potato to use for this type of recipe is an Agria. But obviously, potato varieties vary from country to country. From what I can tell the potato varieties listed below would also be suitable
Roasting potato varieties suitable for the chicken tray bake
- King Edward
- Maris Piper
Other Tray Bakes and Easy Chicken Recipes
I absolutely love easy recipes where you bang them in the oven, walk away and come back to dinner. They are much easy than stirfrys etc when you have young children in the kitchen with you. I have a few others on my website that are popular with busy mums and could be useful for you too.
- Paprika Chicken Drumsticks– A Super easy and delicious way to cook chicken drumsticks
- Sausage Apple and Sweet Potato Tray Bake – A super easy one pan meal great for picky eaters
- Baked Risotto – A no stir alternative to risotto!
- One Pan Pasta – Tomato sausage and lentil, the pasta and sauce all cook together
Chicken Tray Bake Video
This honey soy mustard chicken and potato tray bake is an easy recipe using drumsticks or chicken pieces
- 6-8 chicken drumsticks or chicken pieces
- 3-4 medium potatoes (roasting variety)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (approx 400 f)
- Prepare a large roasting or baking tray by lining with baking paper
- Pat the chicken drumsticks or pieces dry with paper towel, place in the tray
- Wash the potatoes, I don’t peel them, cut into bite size pieces, add to the tray with the chicken
- Add the oil to the chicken and potatoes and make sure they are evenly covered with oil, I use my hands
- In a small bowl or measuring jug mix together the soy sauce, honey and mustard. If your honey is not liquid you may need to warm it so that it mixes more easily
- Pour the honey soy mix over the chicken and potatoes
- Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, turn the chicken and potatoes and bake for a further 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your chicken pieces.
- At this point, the tray bake should be ready and the source thickened/become a little yummy and sticky, sometimes this is not the case if the chicken has released a lot of liquid during cooking. If your sauce is still runny, remove the chicken and potatoes from the tray and set aside. Increase the heat on the oven a little and continue cooking the sauce for another 5 or so minutes. Once thickened and yummy looking pour this over your chicken and potatoes
- Serve with a salad or steamed green vegetables
- Make sure you use a roasting style potato, ie one with a floury texture. I like Agria. but see above in the recipe post for some other suggestions
- As this recipe contains honey it is not suitable for children under one year of age
- To make this recipe gluten free you will need to select a gluten-free soy sauce such as Tamari
Keywords: Chicken, Traybake, One Pan Meal, drumsticks, easy recipe