Mustard-Crusted Crispy Chicken Thighs


These super tasty chicken thighs are another easy, breezy meal that can be made in no time at all. Good enough to use as a stand alone dish, in a sandwich, or so many other possibilities! Enjoy with an oaky Chardonnay or a crisp Pinot Grigio!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 thighs


  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • ½ teaspoon light adobo seasoning

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs, or as needed

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place a rack on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Trim any fat off of chicken thighs and season with a light coating of adobo and pepper.

  3. Stir Dijon and melted butter together in a shallow bowl until you have a glossy, buttery mixture. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in another bowl.

  4. Dip chicken thighs in the Dijon mixture until evenly coated, then dredge in the bread crumb mixture. Transfer thighs to the prepared baking sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven without flipping until no longer pink in the centers, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  6. Garnish with parsley to serve.

Cook's Notes:

A salt, garlic powder, and onion powder mixture can be substituted for adobo seasoning.

I do not flip the chicken when cooking to make sure that the top coating stays on and is super crispy.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
22g Fat
32g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 2006mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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