In this lemon Dijon grilled chicken recipe you only need 6 ingredients and 15 minutes. What’s not to love about this scrumptious marinade?

Who doesn’t like a six ingredient, 15 minute marinade recipe?

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Who also doesn’t love it when they go out to grill only to find that their propane tank is e-m-p-t-y? Like all that I could hear was the click-click-click of the igniter and then nada, zip, zilch happened. I didn’t really want to believe I ran out of gas, secretly I was hoping my grill was broken because between you and me… I don’t love it. It’s just too small for my grilling tastes. I want a beast of a grill that can cook a huge meal over it and well, this one isn’t big, like at all.But yeah, it was just out of propane. Drat.

Luckily I have a cast iron grill pan to fill in for the job. But it did double my “grilling” time since I could only grill two pieces of chicken instead of all four at once. But oh-wells, at least my grill isn’t broken. Note the sarcasm.

15-minute chicken marinade ingredients

This lemon Dijon grilled chicken marinade is pretty dang scrumptious. I know there are a lot of Dijon-lovers out there just like me and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. It literally takes 5 minutes to whisk together, pour it over the chicken and then an additional 15 minutes while the chicken comes up to room temperature. Easy-peasy.

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Start by measuring and adding in a quarter cup of your favorite Dijon mustard.

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Squeeze the juice from one good-sized lemon.

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Do your best and avoid adding in the seeds.

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Add in a tablespoon of olive oil. I like to use extra light when grilling or roasting, but you use what you have.

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Next add in two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce… for some savory goodness. Try my homemade-from-scratch Worcestershire sauce recipe!

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A half teaspoon of marjoram. Italian seasoning would work well too.

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Lastly add in a quarter teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper.

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Get a whisk…

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And blend until smooth.

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When grilling chicken I like to do one of two things. I either slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally so they are thinner OR I bust out my meat tenderizer, slip the chicken breasts between plastic wrap {or in this case a re-sealable bag zipped halfway} and pound the thicker part to match the thinner side. I base the decision to-pound-or-not-to-pound by my level of laziness.

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So there it is, a flat…

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…and super thin chicken breast.

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I place the four pounded breasts into a bowl and poured the lemony Dijon marinade over top.

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Now it just gets to chillax while you preheat your grill or grill pan. Whether you’re grilling in or outdoors, preheat to medium/medium high and cook for about 6 minutes a side. I adjust the temp as I go so I get good grill marks and not over cook the chicken. It’s a fine line, but I walk it daily.

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That’s it. I grilled up four monstrous breasts, two I diced up and added to a chopped salad. The other two Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken breasts, I have other plans for –that may or may not have something to do with enchiladas. To be continued. Ps. the extra charred one in front is MINE.

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

Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken

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Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken : a 15-Minute Marinade
Yield: 4 breasts

Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken : a 15-Minute Marinade

This Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken is perfect as is or for topping a salad. Six ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin


  1. In a measuring cup combine mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire, marjoram and black pepper.
  2. Place the thin chicken breasts into a bowl, pour the marinade over prepared chicken and toss to coat. Leave the chicken on the counter for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium/medium-high and grill for 6 to 8 minutes a side. Adjust the heat accordingly.
  4. Remove to a cutting board, tent with foil and allow the chicken to rest for 5-8 minutes before serving.

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