Crispy Mustard Chicken

Why hello there!

File this recipe under “delicious dinners you can cook while caring for a 5-week-old.crispy mustard roasted chicken

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. Aside from cheatingly prescheduled recipes, that is. It’s been hard to eat since this little guy arrived, let alone cook, photograph and blog!steven

David loves crispy chicken; just spiced and baked or broiled, finished with some hot sauce. I like to mix things up a bit. This recipe, with it’s flavorful and crunchy topping, is the best of both worlds. Plus, it was so delicious, it didn’t even need hot sauce!

crispy mustard roasted chicken

Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken adapted from Ina Garten’s Foolproof. 


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese bread flakes)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • about ½ cup Dijon mustard, such as Grey Poupon
  • 1 (3½- to 4-pound) chicken, cut in eighths
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the garlic, oregano, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until the garlic is finely minced. Add the panko, lemon zest and olive oil and pulse a few times to moisten the bread flakes. Pour the mixture onto a large plate.
  3. Pat the chicken dry and season all over with salt and pepper. Spread mustard on both sides of each chicken piece, and then place skin-side down only into the crumb mixture, pressing gently to make sure the crumbs adhere. Place the chicken on a sheet pan crumb-side up. Press the remaining crumbs on the chicken pieces.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, then raise the heat to 400 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes, until the crumbs are browned and the chicken is cooked through.







  • yummy! so glad you tried this recipe because it’s been bookmarked in my book since i got it.

    • you should make it, too!

  • Five-week-old, what?? Mazal tov!! He’s beautiful!

  • This looks fantastic. My husband would loves this!

    • my husband sure did!

  • Good call on the grey poupon!

    • ina gets all the credit for that!

  • He is adorable!

  • Looks DELICIOUS, and so does the recipe. Lol, what a cutie!

  • What a cutie! The chicken sounds great too. Plus you can pick up a drumstick with one hand while holding the baby with the other and actually get to eat something!

    • haha, my husband has mastered the art of one-handed eating. i’m still working on it.

  • melindakitchentested

    So impressed that you are posting with a 5 week old!!! This chicken looks so good. Printing the recipe and I’m making it this coming weekend 🙂

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Adorable baby -enjoy him! And this recipe looks yummy and easy- thanks for sharing!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    I love how crispy this looks, even though it’s baked. The baby is adorable, much nachat!

  • Alison Barnett

    So adorable!! Great recipe, chicken looks fantastic!

  • Love seeing pics of the baby.

  • LilMissCakes

    Looks delish, and I love how simple it is. Its tough to cook with a baby underfoot.

  • he’s so adorable!
    and i love the recipe…easy and tasty,