Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe
Honey mustard is one of the hugely popular combinations, whether as a dipping sauce or marinade; here this recipe uses the classic honey mustard marinade with a touch of lemon added to brighten up the dish; increase the lemon juice quantity if you want to add more zing to the chicken; don’t forget to try this recipe in this grilling season; especially if you are a fan of honey, mustard and lemon combo; on a side note grill outdoors to keep your kitchen/home cool.
- Servings: 4
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 18 minutes
- 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 5 tablespoons of honey
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred)
- Salt to taste
- ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
Rinse the chicken under running water; dry off excess with paper towels. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the pieces.
In a large bowl mix ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ cup Dijon mustard, 5 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon lemon zest if using. Whisk until all the ingredients combines well into sauce. Taste it and adjust spices and its quantities as required. Divide the sauce into three portions. Reserve the third for basting.
Add seasoned chicken pieces to the first two portions of the sauce; toss to coat well; cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Preheat the grill for medium; lightly coat the grate with oil.
Take the marinated chicken out of the refrigerator; place on the hot grill; for best result grill over indirect heat for first 5 minutes; cook for 15-18 minutes; while grilling flip and baste the pieces thrice after every 5 minutes with reserved sauce until chicken cooks through and juices run clear.
Remove from the grill; arrange them on a serving platter; garnish with thinly sliced fresh lime wedges. Serve hot with roasted potatoes accompanied by a healthy salad.
Notes & Tips:
- You can use other parts of the chicken for this recipe.
- Use skin-on chicken for crispier touch.
- Grilling time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
- Adjust spices and its quantities to your requirements.
- Dijon can be replaced with any other available variety.
- Make sauce with an extra batch of sauce ingredients to accompany the grilled chicken.
- For a variation use turkey instead of chicken.