Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken is perfect for a summer BBQ. Tender chicken with a flavorful honey dijon sauce.
Since grilling season is upon us, I am sharing some of our favorite chicken marinade recipes. If you haven't tried My Best Chicken Marinade Recipe, you need to put it on the list too!
Honey and mustard go together like peanut butter and jelly. The tanginess of the dijon mustard and natural sweetness of the honey are the perfect marriage. This honey mustard sauce serves as both a marinade and a sauce. The chicken is left to marinate in a portion of the sauce and the remaining sauce is brushed on while grilling. This helps to flavor the chicken from within.
The key is to let the chicken sit in this honey mustard marinade for at least 30 minutes. By poking small holes with a fork in the chicken, it allows the marinade to penetrate the chicken. Once the chicken goes on the grill, have the extra sauce you set aside ready to go. A brush is always handy since it makes brushing the marinade on the chicken, while cooking, a breeze.
What is in the Honey Mustard Marinade?
It all starts with a mix of dijon and traditional mustard, honey, olive oil (may substitute canola or vegetable oil), garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It's made with such simple ingredients.
How long should you cook the chicken on the grill?
It depends on the thickness of the chicken breast. If you prefer to use thinly sliced chicken breasts, they will cook quicker than thick chicken breasts. The rule of thumb is usually 3-5 minutes per side on medium to medium-high heat. The FDA says that chicken is fully-cooked at 165 degrees. Keep in mind that chicken continues to cook slightly once you remove from the grill.
Happy Grilling, my friends!