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Whole30 Chicken Thighs in Date Mustard Sauce (One Pan Meal)

Make these delectable one-pan Whole30 chicken thighs with sweet date mustard sauce for a juicy and flavorful meal.
Recipe by: What Great Grandma Ate


  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp ghee or your favorite oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb potatoes cut into chunks
  • 3 carrots cut into chunks
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • For the Date Mustard Sauce:
  • 4 Natural Delights Medjool Dates pitted
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a blender, add all ingredients for the date mustard and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Heat ghee in a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken skin side down for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 minute. Remove from the pan and set aside, leaving the juices in the pan.
  4. Add minced garlic to the pan and stir for 1 minute until fragrant. Pour in the date mustard sauce and stir scraping the bottom of the pan until it starts bubbling.
  5. Add potatoes and carrots and stir to coat in the sauce.
  6. Remove from heat and add the chicken thighs back in skin side up, nestling them in the vegetables.
  7. Place in the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F and the vegetables are tender.
  8. Garnish with parsley, spoon the sauce over the chicken, and serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Whole30 Chicken Thighs in Date Mustard Sauce - Nutrition Label


*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.