Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken

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Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken

Perspective is a powerful thing.  I’ve said it so many times before.  It’s often incredibly easy for us to stand on the dead, dry grass on our own side of the fence and admire the lush green field on the other side.  We become keenly aware of our current situation and focus on all the negative things that affect us, all the while dreaming of the perfectness of that green field just over the way.  What we don’t realize is that things aren’t often what they seem.  Yes, that grass is beautiful, but maybe it’s beautiful because it’s fertilized with manure.  Or maybe it’s green because it’s artificial turf.  Or maybe it’s beautiful and green because it has been spray painted.  That field fertilized with manure stinks, one good rain and the painted one will be brown again, and that fake grass, though pretty, isn’t very practical.

I say all this because it’s easy to compare ourselves and our lives to others.  Social media makes that even easier.  We see all the expensive vacations, extravagant purchases, and fancy dinners of others, not realizing that we have those moments too.  But we don’t get to see the bad stuff that happens on the other side of the fence.  We know it happens, but we get so caught up in the comparison that we lose sight of the negative over there.  It’s human nature to focus on the bad in our own lives, not seeing what good we do have.

So many times the truth behind the “other side” is that it’s just not nearly as appealing once your over there.  Sometimes rather than focusing on the “other side” we need to focus on our side.  Sure the grass is brown over here, but a little water and some sunshine and it will perk right up.  Sometimes rather than daydreaming about that perfect-looking field over there, we need to be working on maintaining our own.  Think about this…  Whatever it is that you have, someone else out there would die to have it.  It might be steady job, a loving family, or a warm, comforting home.  Remember, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Sometimes we just need to stop comparing and have our own joy.

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Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken

Y’all this Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken is so delicious!  My family just absolutely loved it.  It’s as easy as mixing up the sauce and marinating it, then simply dumping it all in a dutch oven and cooking it.  The longer you can allow it to marinate the more flavor it will have, but if you don’t have time for it to marinate,  it’s perfectly delicious without it, too.  Different barbecue sauces will give it different flavor, so experiment until you find one you just love.  Y’all enjoy!

Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken
 
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Serves: Serves about 4 to 5
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds chicken legs and thighs (skin-on)
  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (I used Kraft Original)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken pieces to a gallon size zip-top bag.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, honey, mustard, vinegar, and garlic powder. Pour the sauce over the chicken and seal the bag. Shake gently to coat the chicken and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator - the longer, the better. I usually allow mine to marinate for about 3 hours, but the marinating time isn't necessary, it just gives the chicken more flavor.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray the inside of a large dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the chicken and sauce into the pot and bake uncovered for about 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through.

 

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  1. Jean Davis says:

    Your recipe for the Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken made me open your email because my taste buds were salivating…but what I didn’t expect were your words of advice about the green grass, manure, fake grass, other side of the fence, yearning…these words, your words were my salvation today. Thank you, thank you, thank you truly from my whole heart….and now to try the chicken! 🙂

  2. Dorothy Dunton says:

    Hi Stacey! I love honey mustard anything! This is on my to do menu. As for your comments, I always think of “is you glass half full or half empty?”. No matter what my circumstances were I always thought my glass was half full! You are an inspiration to all!

  3. Angela LaRochelle says:

    Can this be made in the crockpot? This sounds so good, but i have an electric stove/oven, chicken always comes out dry. No matter what i do, I cant get chicken to come out juicy and moist. Just wondering if there is enough sauce to cook chicken in the crockpot.

    • Absolutely, it should work just fine in a slow cooker. Though, I will tell you, my oven is electric also and these turned out perfect.

      • Angela Larochelle says:

        Thank you! Looking forward to trying it out!!!

      • I’m hoping to try this in my slow cooker, just because my days often get too hectic and I love the smell of the food cooking in the crockpot (I own 3) when I arrive home! I will be sure to keep a close eye on it the first time I cook it. Once I have it mastered the timing, it will probably become a new family favorite.

  4. Can you use other chicken pieces and also can you use apple cider vinegar instead the clear vinegar? Thank you for the many recipes that you had posted.

    • You certainly can use other pieces of chicken, though you’ll need to adjust the cooking time to suit whatever you use. And apple cider vinegar will work perfectly also. Enjoy!

  5. well said on the commentary and this chicken sounds good!

  6. I’ll be trying this Sunday. Thank!

  7. Lisa Riley says:

    Hi Stacey! If my grass is not green enough I think I just need to use some of this honey mustard chicken on it! Sounds SO good. I think I would eat honey mustard on ANYTHING. Yum and thanks.

  8. Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I am looking forward to trying it.

  9. Cannot wait to try. How long in the crock pot should I cook this terrific recipe on low?
    Also, (this may sound like a stupid question) when I use the crock pot, do I use the lid or not.? I know with the oven you said to leave uncovered.
    Thanks!!!!

  10. These look Delish!!! I JUST bought 3 lbs of chicken legs about 30 minutes ago…Will be promptly marinating them overnite and cooking tomorrow, for the hubby & grandson!! Thanks so much!!!

  11. I really like this recipe. I love BBQ chicken so I’m always looking for ways to improve. This recipe is easy to follow and flavorful. I will absolutely make this dish again.

  12. christy bellinger says:

    Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, it’s a new family favorite!!!

    Sincerely, christy

  13. Can you bake this in a glass 9×13 casserole dish? If so how long?
    Thank you!

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