This recipe for Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken is one of my most popular recipes. A simple marinade/sauce of mustard, lemon juice, garlic and spices dresses up regular chicken breasts for a mouthwateringly delicious dinner.

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I have made this recipe a couple dozen times. And whether it’s grilled outdoors, on a grill pan indoors or even baked in the oven, this honey mustard chicken turns out amazing every single time. With such simple ingredients, you may wonder how it could possibly be so ridiculously good?

Two words: honey and mustard. Those two simple ingredients really make this recipe special. I always try to buy good quality honey and mustard, but especially when making this recipe. Have you ever had bland honey before? Because believe be I’ve picked up honey at the dollar store once out of desperation and it was almost clear in color and it hardly tasted like honey at all.

For the mustard in this recipe, try to find stone ground, whole grain natural mustard because not only is the flavor incredible, but the texture is delicious too. Then combine those with some spices and lemon juice and you have my no fail, always-a-hit-and-guaranteed-to-turn-out-delicious-every-time chicken recipe!

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Having company over? How about grilled honey mustard chicken for dinner. Want a quick dinner? Whip up this honey mustard chicken. Not sure what to make for dinner? This is it.

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To start, make the marinade/sauce. For this you will need 1/2 cup of honey, 1/2 cup of whole grain mustard (hot beer mustard, if you can find it, is really good too),  2 cloves peeled fresh garlic, juice of half a lemon, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/4 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and red chili flakes. garlic,  and the juice of half a lemon.

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First add a half cup of the stone ground mustard to a small bowl.

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Then add a 1/2 teaspoon of both kosher salt and paprika and 1/4 teaspoon of both cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. And don’t be worried about the spices, this chicken is NOT spicy. It just gives it great flavor!

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Next pour in a 1/2 cup of honey.

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Then squeeze two cloves of garlic through a garlic press or finely grate on a microplane.

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Next squeeze in the juice from half a juicy lemon.

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Lastly, whisk until everything is combined. Go ahead and give it a taste, you should taste the honey and mustard equally.

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Next measure and reserve about 1/4 cup of the honey-mustard mixture because you will want 1 tablespoon for each chicken breast. Set this off to the side until you’re ready to serve.

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Then pour the remaining marinade over the chicken that I pounded thin with the flat side of my meat tenderizer. This helps to ensure the chicken cooks evenly.

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Next, combine and cover with plastic wrap. Leave the chicken on the counter (at room temp) for about and 30 to 45 minutes. You never ever put cold chicken, or any meat for that matter, on a hot grill.

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Now, preheat your grill to medium to medium-high heat. Once hot, grill the chicken for about 6 to 8 minutes per side or until fully cooked. You will know the chicken is ready to turn if it easily releases itself from the grates.

Now would you check out those grill marks!

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Finally, allow the chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Doing so allows the juices can redistribute resulting in moist and delicious chicken. Right before serving, pour a tablespoon of the reserved sauce over the top of each piece.

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And there you have it, the most delicious grilled honey mustard chicken.

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And most importantly, with the perfect amount of sauce! Because sweet, tangy, saucy with lots of good flavor is almost too good to be true. This is my family’s favorite chicken off of the grill. I serve this next to grilled corn and a garden salad for a quick, easy and delicious meal. Or slice and serve on top of a salad. The options are endless.

For more chicken recipes check out my growing list here!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe for Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken is one of my most popular recipes. A simple marinade/sauce of mustard, lemon juice, garlic and spices dresses up regular chicken breasts for a mouthwateringly delicious dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of any stone ground mustard (I use Inglehoffer Original)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or squeezed through a garlic press
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon

Instructions

  1. Working with one at a time, place a chicken breast into a re-sealable bag. Don't zip it up all of the way so air will be able to escape.
  2. Using the flat side of a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken breast to about a 1/2-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  3. Next whisk the mustard, salt, paprika, cayenne and red pepper flakes, honey, garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of the honey mustard mixture to use later on.
  4. Place the chicken breasts into a large bowl, pour the remaining honey mustard mixture over top. Toss and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 30 minutes at room temp.
  5. Preheat the grill on medium- medium high heat, grill chicken for about 6 to 8 minutes per side or until chicken is done.
  6. Transfer the grilled chicken to a platter to rest for 5 minutes. Pour the reserved 4 tablespoons of honey-mustard sauce over chicken before serving.

TO BAKE IN THE OVEN:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the mustard, salt, paprika, cayenne, pepper flakes, honey, garlic and lemon juice. Reserve 1/4 cup of the honey mustard mixture to use later on.
  3. Toss chicken in the remaining sauce to coat and place in your prepared dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn chicken over and bake another 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Lastly, drizzle with desired amount of the remaining sauce before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 395mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 44g Protein: 44g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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