Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

I loving grilling chicken.  It really is a guilt free food, and I love that ‘grilled’ taste.

Plus, my husband usually does the grilling at my house, so it’s kind of a break for me.  Bonus!

I recently saw a grilled chicken sandwich recipe on a cooking show, but then I couldn’t find the recipe online when I wanted to make it.  So, naturally, I just had to make up my own.  But I didn’t want the sandwich, just the chicken.

Honey Mustard Chicken on the grill from Eat It & Say Yum

This chicken cooks up super fast, even under the broiler.  About 3 minutes per side.  It tends to rain fairly often here in Montana, even during the summer, so having a back up plan for the grill is nice.

Honey Mustard Chicken on the Grill

I love the sweet and tangy combination of the honey and mustard.  I add a little heat to give it some kick.

The marinade for this chicken is so easy to whip up.  I add the raw chicken, even if it’s still a little frozen, into a container with the marinade and cover it with a lid.  Let sit in your fridge for anywhere from 1-24 hours.  (You could make this a day ahead of time!)

Honey and Mustard Chicken

When ready to cook, simply throw the chicken on the grill or under the broiler.  I used chicken tenders and they only needed about 3 minutes on each side to cook.  Grill cooking times may vary depending on the temperature of the grill.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 spicy brown mustard
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 dashes of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders, or thighs, or breasts


  1. In a medium mixing bowl mix up all ingredients, except for the chicken, to make the marinade. Taste the marinade, add more salt if desired. Pour the marinade over the chicken in a container with a lid. Allow to sit for 1- 24 hours, if longer than 1 hour- let it sit in the fridge.
  2. When ready to cook, place the chicken pieces in a single layer on the hot grill, or under a hot broiler. Chicken tenders should cook about 3 minutes on each side. Thighs should cook 5-7 minutes per side. Breasts should cook 7-10 minutes per side. Chicken is done when it is no longer pink in the center. I recommend chicken tenders or thighs for this recipe.
  3. Serve cooked chicken while still hot.

This chicken is also great on salads, in wraps, or on a sandwich.  So many uses, for such an easy recipe.  Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken from Eat It & Say Yum

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16 thoughts on “Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

  1. Mmm, that sounds really good! I’m always looking for a new quick way to gussy up the chickies!

    1. The recipe is at the bottom of the post. Right above the comments section. You must have skimmed right over it. 😉

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