Paleo Mustard Glazed Chicken

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

After this weekend I am more and more convinced that Mike and I are “beach people”. We went to Pagosa Springs, Colorado for a long weekend get away to go snowboarding with some friends.

I consider both Mike and I to be pretty athletic people. I mean, Mike played basketball in college and I played volleyball in college. We exercise, eat healthy, and live a fairly active lifestyle. So you would think that we would be good to go when it comes to athletic activities. Right? Well, apparently not.

Here is a pic of our first day snowboarding, super fun and absolutely beautiful!


Here is a pic, post first day of snowboarding.


Yup! Really, you did see that right! Both of us are in slings! Mine was diagnosed as a slight fracture to the radial head (aka elbow) and Mike BROKE his collar bone. So… needless to say. Either God was telling us to rest this vacation and this was the only way He could do that, or we truly are just made for the beach. (We still ended up having a blast, just from inside the ski lodge watching other people wipe out.)

The first thing I had to do after getting back from this amazing trip was fill up our empty pantry and frig. I decided on these Paleo Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs. They are absolutely delicious, and I will enjoy every bite of them while watching the Finale of the Bachelor tonight! 🙂 I hope Lindsay wins!

So, to get started. Preheat oven to 425º. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil (or butter).


Add 3 T. of stone ground (gluten free) mustard, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon dry thyme, 1/2 tsp. dry sage, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, and black pepper. Mix until combined.


Then place 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs on an oven-safe dish or baking sheet. Brush the mustard mixture over each thigh evenly.


Bake for 45 minutes or until thermometer reads 165ºF when inserted into the center of chicken thigh. 


Paleo Mustard Glazed Chicken

Paleo Mustard Glazed Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 45 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 50 mins
  • yield Yield: 8 1x
  • category Category: Paleo, Gluten Free, Poultry & Pork
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


You’ll love this easy paleo recipe for glazed chicken breasts spiced with mustard and sage. With only 5 min of prep time it’s perfect for busy weeknight meals!



  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 3 T. of stone ground mustard (gluten free)
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In small mixing bowl, combine melted coconut oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, salt, thyme and sage.
  3. Place chicken thighs on a oven-safe dish, and brush the mustard mixture evenly over each one.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until temperature of chicken is 165 degrees. (insert thermometer into center of chicken thigh)


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 352 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 51 mg

Keywords: paleo chicken recipe



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8 Responses
    1. Krista

      Hey Brooke, Diane Sanfilippo is awesome! I have her book. The only recipe I have used of hers, which I properly gave her credit for is her Braised Short Ribs. But that you for comparing her to me! What a compliment!

  1. Crystelle Boutique

    LOL! That is so funny that you are both in slings….. And smiling about it too! Good for you for having a great attitude….

    Hope you heal up well, eating yummy chicken…..

    hugs x

    1. Krista

      Yes.. yes… we got quite the laugh when we both walked into the ER. 🙂 It was fun then, but a little harder now with an 11 month old who doesn’t walk yet. Oh, well! 🙂

      Hope you enjoy the yummy chicken! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Cindy Harris

    I’m so sorry for the bad luck. Nothing hurts worse than a broken collar bone. I know, I’ve watched my children suffer thru them. My son played college baseball, one thing you were not allowed to do was to ski or snowboard! Coach could not use injured players! We live in Utah and it was hard for my son to not ski or snowboard–but he loved baseball more!
    Now to the chicken, it looks amazing. I was just thinking about dinner tomorrow, I think this will be on the menu. Get better!

    1. Krista

      Cindy, yeah, it was a major bummer. Just found out today that he has to have surgery. Guess we’re not as young as we think we are. 🙁

      Utah, is beautiful so props to your sons and resisting the temptations to ski or snowboard and be obedient to the coach. Sounds like you raised some good young men! I hope you enjoy the chicken, I know we did!

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