Grilled Chicken With Mustard


Grilled chicken with mustard is an enjoyable barbeque recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s also easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, so you can always have it on hand if you need it. White wine and rosemary are a classic pair for chicken, so imagine how good grilled mustard rosemary chicken would taste! I really think you’re going to like this dish.

Grilled honey mustard chicken tenders is a main dish that provided an opportunity to celebrate two of my most favorite flavors: honey and mustard. Juicy chicken tenders combined with the sweet flavor of mustard and balanced with a mellow and comforting honey were the perfect platform for this versatile marinade. There are numerous health benefits of eating chicken, such as high protein and is an excellent source of minerals (like iron) and vitamins (such as vitamin B complexes).

Grilled Chicken with Mustard

A five-ingredient barbecue rub and a three-ingredient basting sauce are all you need to take chicken from routine to off-the-charts good. 


Recipe Summary

Prep: 40 mins

Total: 40 mins

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)


Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 8 (6-ounce) skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
  • Cooking spray


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Combine ketchup and next 3 ingredients (through mustard) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
  • Step 2 Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Rub spice mixture evenly over chicken thighs. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 12 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush with half of ketchup mixture; cook 12 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush with remaining ketchup mixture; cook 2 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.
  • Step 3 Grilled summer squash: Cut 2 zucchini and 1 yellow squash lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until tender.


This honey mustard grilled chicken and broccoli is a delicious weeknight meal. The perfect honey dijon marinade plus charred, smoky broccoli makes this super delicious and simple.

Grilled honey mustard chicken is sure to become a staple at your house. 

grilled honey mustard chicken

Throw this honey mustard chicken on the menu this week because it’s incredibly flavorful, filled with charred, smoky flavor from the grill. The broccoli is just as good and together, you can have dinner done in a few minutes. 

Sounds good to me! 

broccoli on a grill pan

Plus, I love a meal that can be made entirely on the grill.

chicken marinating in honey mustard

Honey mustard is my love language. I mean, I’ve talked about my obsession with mustards for years but honey mustard is one of the first sauces/dressings I ever really fell in love with. I’ve adored it since I was a young kid and the feeling has never left. 

I’d eat just about anything slathered in honey mustard. 

grilled broccoli

To make this chicken, I marinate it in my own dijon mustard and honey combo. I also baste it with some honey mustard while on the grill, so it gets all saucy. It’s basically like BBQ sauce, but honey mustard sauce. Which I prefer, thank you very much. 

It’s so freaking good!

grilled honey mustard chicken

I like to sprinkle the chicken with a handful of fresh chopped chives for some brightness and refreshing flavor. After that, I can basically slice this and eat it as it. Super juicy, tender and the perfect contrast of savory and sweet.

grilled honey mustard chicken

The broccoli is simple as can be.

Olive oil, salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder if you love it. The best part about the broccoli is that it gets so charred and golden and delish. SO good. We love it just as much as roasted broccoli, but this also has the smoky flavor from the grill which you just can’t beat. There is no real “recipe” here for the broccoli – when it comes to vegetables on the grill, I grill them until they are dark and golden and charred. You pull it off when it’s done to your liking.

grilled honey mustard chicken with broccoli

Sometimes I’ll throw extra broccoli on so we have it for the week and then I’ll use it in all the things. If you find yourself with leftovers, you can also make this grilled broccoli crunch salad! It’s delish. 

grilled honey mustard chicken with broccoli and rice

Okay and if you want to add something else in to this meal, like maybe a potato or rice? Go for it. 

This is the perfect recipe for crispy smashed potatoes. They can roast in the oven while you grill. If it’s too hot for that, do my grilled gorgonzola potatoes, which is another fab option because the gorgonzola and honey mustard work so well together. Then the entire meal is done on the grill, clean up is minimal and everything is DELICIOUS. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

226 calories; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 27.7g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 115mg; iron 1.9mg; sodium 651mg; calcium 28mg.


The most juicy, tender chicken with the easiest marinade. Dijon, honey, olive oil, rosemary, lemon. THE BEST EVER.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders - The most juicy, tender chicken with the easiest marinade. Dijon, honey, olive oil, rosemary, lemon. THE BEST EVER.

So I kind of wore a down jacket today. I know. It was 67 degrees F. That’s cold.

Except it’s going to be 89 tomorrow! Midwest weather is crazy, guys. At least in Los Angeles, it was consistently 75-80 degrees for 75% of the year.

Anyway, I bring up the weather because I am going to grill the heck out of these chicken tenders before it gets to Chiberia time!

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders - The most juicy, tender chicken with the easiest marinade. Dijon, honey, olive oil, rosemary, lemon. THE BEST EVER.

With just a simple honey mustard marinade, this should only take 10 minutes to prep. And you’ll be so surprised as to how epic these chicken tenders are. They get marinated for 2-8 hours, then thrown on the grill, then finished off with the rest of the glaze, yielding that perfectly sticky glaze.

It’s so wonderfully sticky-sweet and savory. Aka, the best flavor combo ever.

Serve with a salad, crusty bread, and all the wine before winter hits. It’s going to come fast!

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders - The most juicy, tender chicken with the easiest marinade. Dijon, honey, olive oil, rosemary, lemon. THE BEST EVER.


yield: 4-6 SERVINGS

prep time: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS 25 MINUTES

The most juicy, tender chicken with the easiest marinade. Dijon, honey, olive oil, rosemary, lemon. THE BEST EVER.


  • 1/4 cup coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together Dijon, shallot, honey, olive oil, rosemary, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside 1/2 of the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and Dijon mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, up to 8 hours, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Brush chicken with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 8 minutes.
  5. Brush with reserved Dijon mixture, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

Grilled Mustard-Rosemary Chicken

Servings: 8

This quick and delicious chicken is a great ingredient base for salads (simply scale the recipe up or down as needed) and is just as tasty cold. You can add other chopped fresh herbs or a little pesto or hot sauce to the mustard-mayonnaise mixture.


  • 3-1/2 to 4 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs (or a mix), rinsed and patted dry
  • Kosher salt and fresh coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (preferably Hellman’s or Best Foods brand)
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary

Nutritional Information


  • Heat a gas grill to medium high.
  • Remove the tenderloins from the chicken breasts for more even cooking; reserve for another use. Put the chicken in a large bowl and season with 1-1/2 tsp. salt and lots of fresh coarsely ground pepper. Add the mustard, mayonnaise, and rosemary and mix thoroughly to combine and to coat the chicken well.
  • Spread the chicken out on the grill, watching the heat carefully; there may be a few flare-ups. Cover the grill. Grill the chicken on one side until golden-brown grill marks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Rotate the chicken 90 degrees and grill for another 2 to 3 minutes (to get a crosshatch of golden grill marks); flip and repeat on the other side, grilling for another 4 to 5 minutes (for a total cooking time of 8 to 10 minutes), until cooked through. The chicken should be firm and golden brown all over. Arrange on a platter to serve family style.

Serve with Grilled Potato Fries or Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing.

For an even quicker-cooking dish, substitute chicken tenderloins (pictured) for boneless, skinless breasts. Cook them as directed above, turning once, for just 2-3 minutes per side (no need to rotate them to form crosshatch grill marks).

Health Benefits Of Eating Chicken

Chicken is the most popular meat which is eaten all over the world. In fact, most people prefer eating chicken to mutton and that is one of the reasons it has made its place in all the Indian meals.

A part of the chicken which is the chicken breast is also enjoyed by many. Chicken breast is skinless and boneless that is high in protein, which makes it perfect for weight maintenance.

Half a chicken breast comes with 142 calories and only 3 grams of fat. Also, additionally, you can get a plentiful supply of essential vitamins such as vitamin E, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Minerals are found in small quantities like iron, calcium, zinc and potassium, which are also present in chicken breast.

Chicken breast can be eaten by cooking it or grilling and baking it. Now, let’s have a look at some of the health benefits of skinless chicken breast.

health benefits of skinless chicken breast

1. High In Protein

Chicken breast is high in protein and the quantity of protein found in 100 grams of chicken breast equals to 18 grams. Protein is required for building strong muscles and also in preventing muscle loss. The daily recommended intake of protein is 1 gram, so chicken breast will fulfil that requirement.


2. Minerals And Vitamins

Chicken breast is packed with minerals and vitamins. It contains vitamin B, which is useful in preventing problems like cataracts and different skin disorders, it helps eliminate weakness, boosts immunity, regulates digestion, prevents heart disorders, and high cholesterol among others.


3. Weight Loss

Chicken breast is excellent for weight loss, which is why it is mostly recommended for weight loss purposes. A weight loss diet plan comprises of high levels of protein-rich foods, which are effective in losing weight. Since chicken breast is high in protein, it keeps your stomach full.


4. Blood Pressure

Did you know chicken breast can regulate blood pressure? Yes, that’s true! Consumption of chicken breast has proven to be useful in regulating the blood pressure. People suffering from hypertension can consume chicken breast.


5. Reduces The Risk Of Cancer

Studies have shown that eating chicken breast can reduce the risk of cancer, especially colon cancer. Consuming chicken breast more often compared to red meat can lower the risk of cancer to a certain level.


6. High Cholesterol

The amount of cholesterol and saturated fat found in red meat is comparatively very high as compared to chicken breast. Eating chicken breast can reduce the risk of high cholesterol and different kinds of heart diseases. So, enjoy your meal by including chicken breast to lower the chances of stroke.


7. Natural Anti-Depressant

Chicken breast is rich in amino acids known as tryptophan, which relaxes your body instantly. If you are feeling depressed, sad or suffering with tension and pressure, eating chicken breast will boost your brain’s serotonin levels, and thereby improve your mood and eliminate stress.

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