Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken

Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken Recipe – chicken marinated in fresh orange juice, brown sugar, dijon mustard, garlic, and apple cider vinegar – fantastic flavor combination! Great gluten-free marinade. This chicken is SO versatile! It is delicious on its own or in quesadillas, tacos, or on top of a salad. Give this a try the next time you fire up the grill. You won’t be disappointed!

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Labor Day is next weekend. I don’t know about you, but we will be firing up the grill and overdosing on College Football! This Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken is perfect for our weekend grill-fest. The flavor combination is great! Fresh orange juice, brown sugar, dijon mustard, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. This chicken is so versatile. It is great on its own or in quesadillas, tacos, or even on top of a salad. This chicken will definitely be going in our regular dinner rotation.

How to Make Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken

This chicken is very easy to make. Whisk together orange juice, brown sugar, dijon mustard, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

  • 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 suggest pounding the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • 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.
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What to Serve with Grilled Chicken

This chicken is a family favorite. I always have the ingredients on hand to make this at a moment’s notice. We like to serve this chicken with some asparagus and a salad. It is also great with a yummy potato casserole and broccoli. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this chicken:

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Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken Recipe – chicken marinated in fresh orange juice, brown sugar, dijon mustard, garlic, and apple cider vinegar – fantastic flavor combination! Great gluten-free marinade. This chicken is SO versatile! It is delicious on its own or in quesadillas, tacos, or on top of a salad. Give this a try the next time you fire up the grill. You won't be disappointed!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 orange juiced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  • Whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, dijon mustard, garlic and salt. Pour over chicken and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill for approximately 15 minutes.

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 suggest pounding the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • 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.

Steph

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  1. Thanks for this recipe! Everything is “chilling” in the frig right now, so I’m waiting patiently to grill it tonight for supper. The corn is early here, but super sweet, so we are grilling corn, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, and onion with it and probably a pilaf to make my son happy, too. Summer has finally made an appearance, so this citrus infused recipe sounds refreshing after enjoying this much needed weather. Thanks again!

  2. My husband and I have been searching for renal friendly recipes. We made this with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and we replaced one of the tbls of mustard with a no salt added stone ground mustard (next time my husband will reduce the Dijon a little more and go up on the no salt … just so he can eat more of it). We felt this was one of the best tasting, renal friendly recipes we have found to date. Thank you!

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