Carolina Mustard Chicken

Hi friends!
I have yet another delicious chicken thigh recipe for you, but first, I have a few things to share with you.
If you’ve looked around my blog, you may have noticed the photo of me riding a gorgeous chestnut horse on my about me page. Today I want to share with you a little something about myself – I love horses. I don’t own one, but I absolutely love riding any time I get the chance. It’s been a few months now since my last ride, which leaves me terribly sad every time I think about it. But a few weeks ago, on one of the pages I follow on Facebook, someone was trying to sell a horse that they bought off a kill lot (where they keep horses waiting to be shipped off to slaughter houses). That got me thinking – and I decided I want to save those horses too. My goal is to build this blog up so that I can use the proceeds toward reaching the goal of saving my first horse from slaughter. Every time you hit share or tell someone about my blog, YOU are helping me reach that goal. So a big thank you to everyone who reads this – you’re helping me achieve a lifelong goal and dream, not to mention helping save an innocent animal’s life. As I make progress I’ll be sure and update. For now – here’s a few facts about horses that are bound for slaughter:

  • More than 130,000 horses are sent to slaughter from the US every year
  • The USDA documented that 92.3 percent of horses sent to slaughter are in good condition and are able to live out a productive life.
  • Horses are bought by kill buyers at auction and then sent to Mexico, Canada or Japan to be slaughtered for their meat
  • Often, these horses would be bought by normal owners, but the kill buyers outbid them, knowing they will bring a good profit at the slaughter houses
  • More than 10,000 of these horses are off track Thoroughbreds, former race horses that didn’t win in the races

I hope this information will move you to share my blog with others so that together we can make a difference in these horses’ lives, they deserve so much better than this.


Here is your delicious Carolina Mustard Chicken recipe, we loved it and hope you do too! Let me know what you think, if you make the recipe and use Instagram, hashtag the recipe name so I can see how it turned out for you! 🙂




  • Chicken Thighs or Breasts (for as many as you want to serve)
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of Caribbean Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1 cup of yellow Carolina BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup of whole grain mustard




  • Place all spices in a small bowl and mix together
  • Drizzle the chicken with a little bit of olive oil, rub the spices all over chicken, top and bottoms
  • Place a rack over a pan, place the chicken on the rack and bake in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix together the bbq sauce and whole grain mustard in a bowl
  • After fifteen minutes, remove the chicken and brush both sides with the bbq mixture
  • Bake another 20 minutes, then remove and brush with more sauce
  • Bake another 15 minutes, remove when chicken has reached 165 degrees and enjoy!



“A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal,
But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.”

  • Proverbs 12:10

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