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!
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.
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/