Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

For those of you who don’t know, I have a brother. His name is Adam. He would be my twin if we weren’t four years apart (he got the better looks, though). I can prove that we are twins, but not today. I’ll show you tomorrow, perhaps, for Thinking Out Loud. That’s when I can share the strangest things with you and tell myself no one is judging (I know there are still people judging. Humor me).

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One trait that Adam and I do not share is a penchant for all kinds of food. He is as picky as I am not. Thus: I have to have a plan for at least one “plain” meal a week (i.e. no vegetables included in the main dish, preferably potatoes or rice on the side). Don’t get me wrong, I like a simple meal as much as the next person. Throw some chicken, veggies and a carb on a plate and call it a day. It gets old after a while, though!

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That’s where this dish comes in. My Honey Mustard Chicken is zesty, tangy, and slightly sweet – enough to make my tastebuds happy. Still, it’s not so complex that my brother will refuse to eat it. Plus, it doesn’t have any nasty additives! You probably already have everything you need for this recipe in your pantry.

Here’s a fun fact! My house doesn’t have a pantry. We just have a ton of cupboards. I’ve always been mad about that.

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Back to the chicken: I made this recipe with breasts, but it would also work with chicken legs. My family prefers the breasts because they soak up more flavor. Yay homemade honey mustard!

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (4 breasts)
  • 4 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. If chicken is thick, pound until it’s about 1/2 inch thick (or you can butterfly the pieces).
  2. In a quart size freezer bag, combine all ingredients except for the chicken.
  3. Close bag and shake to mix the marinade.
  4. Add chicken.
  5. Let marinate in fridge overnight or for at least three hours (for the best flavor!).
  6. Heat your grill for a few minutes.
  7. Put the grill on the chicken for 10-15 minutes, flipping once.*
  8. Chicken should reach a temperature of 160 degrees when its ready (use a meat thermometer). Let rest for a few minutes, then serve.

*Here’s another fun fact! Our grill is super wonky and takes 30 minutes to cook chicken breasts. These cooking times come from my previous experiences cooking on a grill that actually functions.

Questions of the Day:
>> Were you ever a picky eater? Tell me you grew out of it.
>> Do you have a pantry in your house/apartment?
Am I all alone?
>> How are your grill skillz?

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  1. I was the PICKIEST eater when I was younger. Seriously. If it has spices (other than cinnamon) or strange sauces, I wasn’t having it… and let’s not even talk about vegetables — the only ones I ate were potatoes, corn, and UNCOOKED carrots. My poor mom 😆 And my parents’ house doesn’t have a pantry either… so don’t feel too bad 😛

  2. I was a horrible picky eater as a kid – if it wasn’t brown (bread, a chicken nugget, potatoes, etc.) I wouldn’t want to eat it. But now I’m one of the most adventurous eaters I know sooo maybe there’s hope for Adam 😉 And I LOVE honey mustard – one of my favourite condiments, for sure. I love the idea of making your own from scratch!

  3. Nope, no pantry! Hence why food props and food are taking over my apartment. Clearly you know this already 🙂 And I definitely grew out of my pickiness but my bestie didn’t. Yesterday we were supposed to go get Thai food and I sent her the resto I wanted to try out. She responded saying that she wasn’t sure and asked if we could go to the Thai restaurant we went to last time. I was like uhhhhhh they are owned by the same people and have the same head chef! Lol that’s how I know her pickiness is total BS. She loves me 🙂

  4. Yuummmm this sounds so good!! I have been looking for some good chicken recipes. I think I’ve gotta give this one a try. I will take pics & send to you if I do. 🙂 and I have a picky brother who looks like my twin too… does that make us (you and me) twins?!

  5. You know what’s weird? I’ve only had a pantry in one house – and that was my townhouse in college. We have extra storage in our basement that we store things in… and stored stuff in our laundry room in my apartment in college. Anyway, I loveeee this obvi and love the idea of adding ACV… going to make Joe make this asap!!

  6. Honey + Mustard makes ANYTHING exciting – so this is definitely a chicken dinner I can get behind! From being a picky kid (chicken nuggets, muffins and pringles were my 3 main food groups) I’m making up for lost time, lost foods, and am the opposite of picky now! #eatallthefood

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