Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken – a super simple marinade that packs a ton of great flavors! Only 5 ingredients in the marinade! Honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic. SO easy to make and tastes delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate! We usually double the recipe. Leftovers are delicious on a salad or in a quesadilla!

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Easy Chicken Marinade Recipe

Easy grilled chicken recipes are are go-to recipes during each spring/summer. This Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken is at the top of our list. This is super easy to make and packs a ton of great flavor! There are only 5 ingredients in the marinade and it takes about 5 minutes to mix up. I usually mix up the marinades and let the chicken hang out in the fridge all day or overnight. I love easy make-ahead recipes like this!

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How to Make Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

This marinade is super simple to make. Simply whisk together honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic. Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Refrigerate the chicken a few hours to overnight. When ready to cook the chicken, remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Cook the chicken on the grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, wings, or drumsticks/legs.
    • You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan-sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • My number one tip for grilling chicken at home is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. We put our chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pound out the hump with a meat mallet/pounder. If the chicken is an even thickness, it will cook more evenly. You won’t have one juicy end and one dry end.
  • Another tip is to use a charcoal starter so your chicken doesn’t taste like lighter fluid. Lighter fluid overpowers the flavors in the chicken. You don’t want to spend time marinating chicken and then just end up tasting lighter fluid. Here is our post on how to use a charcoal starter: https://www.plainchicken.com/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter/
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What to Serve with Grilled Chicken

This chicken quick and easy to make. We loved all the flavors! We’ve actually made this several times and have never been disappointed. Sometimes I will double the recipe for leftovers during the week. This chicken is great sliced up on top of a salad or chopped up with some veggies in a quesadilla. Give this a try! I promise it will be a hit!

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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken – a super simple marinade that packs a ton of great flavors! Only 5 ingredients in the marinade! Honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic. SO easy to make and tastes delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate! We usually double the recipe. Leftovers are delicious on a salad or in a quesadilla!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  • Combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic. Pour over chicken. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Prepare grill. Remove chicken from marinade. Place on grill and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until no longer pink and reaches in internal temperature of 165ºF.

Notes:

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, wings, or drumsticks/legs.
    • You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan-sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • My number one tip for grilling chicken at home is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. We put our chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pound out the hump with a meat mallet/pounder. If the chicken is an even thickness, it will cook more evenly. You won’t have one juicy end and one dry end.
  • We use a charcoal grill to cook our chicken. I strongly suggest using a charcoal starter so your chicken doesn’t taste like lighter fluid. Lighter fluid overpowers the flavors in the chicken. You don’t want to spend time marinating chicken and then just end up tasting lighter fluid. Here is our post on how to use a charcoal starter: https://www.plainchicken.com/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter/

Steph

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  1. Wanted to grill my chicken thighs with this marinade but it rained. So baked in oven with carrots under thighs. They tasted absolutely delish. Even the carrots. Can’t wait to try your other recipes.

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