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There’s nothing better on a warm Spring or Summer day than firing up the grill and eating perfectly grilled chicken.  Even though it’s hotter than Hades in Arizona in the summer, dinners coming from the grill are still the best way to celebrate the season of swimming.  It’s a great alternative to heating the house that we are so desperately trying to keep cool (hello, $400 air conditioning bill)  plus truth be told – everything tastes better cooked on a grill.

Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

This Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken is so juicy and full of intense flavor. It’s perfect for the ultimate summer BBQ.

Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled ChickenThis Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken recipe is a foolproof marinade that is made with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, dijon mustard, fresh garlic, red pepper flakes, fresh parsley, and a bit of honey to give it a touch of sweetness. It’s so good that you will be licking your fingers AND the plate.

Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

It’s all about the marinade! It’s the marinade that gives grilled chicken the out-of-this-world flavor, plus it seals in the juices.  We don’t want to end up with dry chicken that tastes like cardboard. No, thank you! Rather, we want juicy chicken that bursts with flavor and keeps you coming back for more.

Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

It is a snap to make and can be made ahead of time.  It needs to marinate for at least 2 hours – or if time is on your hands, marinating it overnight really locks in the flavors because like most things in life, it only gets better with time.  To ensure even cooking on the grill, use thinly sliced chicken breasts as they work brilliantly (you can find them in the store already cut for you which is way more convenient than trying to butterfly a chicken breast yourself).

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Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
This tangy marinade will elevate your grilled chicken and will keep it moist and bursting with flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Breast thinly sliced preferred
  • 3 Lemons 2 squeezed, 1 for Garnish
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil or canola oil
  • 2/3 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt


  • In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey, parsley, red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt. Set aside 1/4 cup of marinade to drizzle over grilled chicken. Place chicken breast is large resealable bag or on baking sheet and slather with remaining marinade.
  • Let marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat. Place chicken on the grill and cook about 5-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chicken until it is no longer pink inside.
  • Remove the chicken from heat and drizzle on remaining marinade and garnish with sliced lemons and lemon zest, if desired.


Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 998mg, Potassium: 572mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 285IU, Vitamin C: 32.7mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 298
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Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

This will be the last chicken marinade you will ever need because it’s foolproof every single time. Happy Grilling! Pin the image down below on Pinterest and don’t forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM at modern_honey.

Lemon Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

I am an Award-Winning Recipe Creator. Cover of Food Network Magazine. Two-Time Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. I am passionate about sharing the best recipes so you have success in the kitchen!

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  1. 5 stars
    Just found this marinade recipe a few hours before dinner. Even with just 2 hours in the marinade, the chicken was really delish. I used a mixture of dijon and stone ground mustards, only one large lemon (all I had) and Mike’s Hot Honey. This was GOOD! Thanks for the recipe! My whole family loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so tasty!! I used 3/4 cup Dijon and added a pinch of dried dill – perfection! Probably the most tender chicken my husband as every grilled. Reserving 1/4 cup to drizzle over the grilled chicken was genius – thank you for the recipe!

  3. This sounds excellent! Have you ever made the chicken in a skillet or baked? I live in an NYC apartment building so grilling isn’t an option. Thanks!