Introduction: Elevate your grilling game with the delightful flavors of our Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken. This recipe takes succulent chicken breasts and coats them in a luscious blend of honey and Dijon mustard, resulting in a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. Whether you’re firing up the barbecue or using a grill pan indoors, this dish is a guaranteed hit for a quick and flavorful meal.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Prepare the Marinade:
- In a bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. This combination will create a flavorful and tenderizing marinade.
- Marinate the Chicken:
- Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish.
- Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring that each piece is well-coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes. Marinating too long with this mixture may cause the chicken to become overly tenderized.
- Preheat the Grill:
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.
- Grill the Chicken:
- Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
- Place the chicken on the preheated grill. Cook for approximately 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
- To create beautiful grill marks, you can rotate the chicken breasts about halfway through the cooking time on each side.
- Glaze the Chicken:
- During the last couple of minutes of grilling, brush each side of the chicken with a bit of extra honey mustard sauce from the marinade. This will create a delicious glaze.
- Rest and Serve:
- Once the chicken is cooked through, transfer it to a clean plate.
- Allow the grilled chicken to rest for a few minutes. This resting period helps to seal in the juices and keep the meat tender.
- Plate and Garnish:
- Place the honey mustard grilled chicken on a serving platter.
- For an extra touch, you can drizzle a little more honey mustard sauce on top or serve some on the side.
- Serve and Savor:
- Serve the Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken with your favorite side dishes, such as grilled vegetables, coleslaw, or a fresh garden salad.
Savor the delectable combination of honey, mustard, and perfectly grilled chicken in every mouthwatering bite of this dish. Whether you’re enjoying a sunny outdoor barbecue or creating a delightful indoor dinner, this recipe promises to be a crowd-pleaser that’s as easy to make as it is flavorful to enjoy.