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Honey Mustard Chicken

Delicious and simple honey mustard chicken with the best honey mustard marinade. This paleo honey mustard chicken marinade is sweet, tangy and an easy way to add moisture and flavor to any cut of chicken!

Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, healthy, honey mustard chicken marinade
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 pound chicken breast or chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard (I like the grainy dijon mustard!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced or grated
  • Optional if you like a bit of heat: ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground salt and black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, mix together honey, dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Add chicken and stir well to coat the chicken in the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Grill or bake chicken however you’d like. Serves 4.
  2. To grill chicken: Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Once preheated, place your chicken on your grill, and close the lid. It’s important to keep the lid of your grill closed while your chicken is cooking so that no heat escapes. Cook your chicken on the grill for 6-8 minutes on one side. After 6-8 minutes open your grill lid and flip your chicken with tongs. A great tip is to only flip your chicken breast once so that it stays nice and juicy (and creates delicious grill marks!). Cook your chicken breast for 6-8 minutes more. Cook time will vary a bit depending on the size of your chicken and what type of cut, so be sure to check the internal temperature in the thickest part of the chicken breast using a meat thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, your chicken is done and can be transferred to a clean plate or cutting board.Immediately cover chicken with foil to seal in the juices and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting into it. This will help you achieve that juicy, chicken breast you’re looking for!

  3. To bake your honey mustard chicken: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.

Recipe Notes

To freeze this chicken marinade: simply pour it into a resealable, freezer-friendly bag, add your chicken and freeze the entire bag for up to 3 months.

See the full post for baking & grilling tips, plus even more ways to enjoy this chicken recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4))
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.5g15%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.