Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken

Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken – so simple! Only 6 ingredients – chicken, maple, dijon mustard, lemon juice, paprika, and salt. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge and then grill or cook on the stove. We LOVE this easy chicken. The maple mustard sauce is to-die-for delicious! My husband asks me to make this at least once a week – SO good! #marinade #chicken #grilled #glutenfree

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Chicken Marinated in Maple Syrup & Mustard

We grill chicken all the time, so I am always coming up with new ways to prepare the chicken. This recipe is adapted from one of our all-time favorite marinades. The original recipe uses honey. Chicken Legs said we should try the chicken with maple instead of honey. Brilliant idea! OMG! SO good!

If you want to kick this up a notch, throw some cooked bacon and cheese on top of the chicken before you take it off the grill. That is actually Chicken Legs’ preferred way of eating this chicken. He asks me to make this at least once a week! I’m not even joking. He loves this!

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How to Make Maple Mustard Chicken

This chicken is super easy to make. Whisk together maple syrup, dijon mustard, lemon juice, paprika, and salt. Pour 1/4 cup of the marinade into a small bowl and refrigerate. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag and pour the remaining marinade over the chicken. Refrigerate the chicken a few hours up to overnight. We always let the chicken marinate overnight for maximum flavor.

  • Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure the chicken is evenly cooked. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a meat mallet to gently pound out the thicker hump. This eliminates the thinner part of the breast drying out while you are trying to get the thicker end cooked.
  • Use real maple syrup – not pancake syrup.
  • Can use the marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, wings, or legs.
  • Can use bone-in or boneless chicken. Adjust cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • To cook chicken without a grill, pan sear the breasts for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
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What to Served with Grilled Chicken

This Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken is crazy good! Don’t forget to brush the chicken with the reserved maple mustard marinade. It makes the chicken. The sauce is to-die-for delicious. I’ve made a batch of the marinade to use as a dipping sauce for fried chicken tenders. I love it.

We like to serve this chicken with green beans and potatoes. The leftovers are fantastic chopped up on a salad or in a sandwich wrap. Drizzle some of that maple mustard sauce on top – O-M-YUM!

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Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken – so simple! Only 6 ingredients – chicken, maple, dijon mustard, lemon juice, paprika and salt. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge and then grill. We LOVE this chicken. My husband asks me to make this at least once a week!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts , pounded to an even thickness
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Whisk together maple syrup, mustard, lemon juice, paprika and salt. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade to brush on chicken when cooking. Pour remaining marinade over chicken and refrigerate a few hours to overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill 12 to 15 minutes, until juices run clear. Brush chicken on both sides with reserved marinade before removing from grill.

Notes:

Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure the chicken is evenly cooked. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a meat mallet to gently pound out the thicker hump. This eliminates the thinner part of the breast drying out while you are trying to get the thicker end cooked.
Use real maple syrup – not pancake syrup.
Can use the marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, wings, or legs.
Can use bone-in or boneless chicken. Adjust cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
To cook chicken without a grill, pan sear the breasts for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.

Steph

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  1. Now these seam like recipes I can do. Have a ton of Chicken breats in our freezer and I actually have these ingredients! Have to cut it down to 2 persons but even that looks doable.

    Thanks

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