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Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

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

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.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

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

2 hours 15 minutes10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 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

Directions:

  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.

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13 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely delicious! Simple recipe using staple ingredients that turned into an amazing meal. Another winner added to my recipe box. Thank you. 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    My teens absolutely loved these. I made this dish as written, and they are already asking me to make them again. The prep is fast and easy, and using the grill helps keep the house cool during these hot summer months. 

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Forgot to reserve the marinade for basting and it was still the best grilled tenders I’ve ever made! Thank you!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was simple and yummy!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    These look spectacular and have made it to my “test it on my picky girls” list. Out of curiosity, is it possible to substitute dried herbs instead of fresh? I live in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin and fresh can be hard to find at times and thanks to Mother Nature playing yo-yo with the temps/weather my herb garden died on me.

  6. These look great, I will have to make these next weekend and see if I can them to come up as good as yours! Thanks for posting this.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was really tasty. I don’t have a grill, so I baked at 425 for 15 minutes, then brushed with the reserved marinade and baked one more minute. Thanks for a simple yet delicious recipe. I find so many great recipes on your blog. Thanks!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made tonight, delicious!

  9. These grilled tenders are calling my name! It’s supposed to be raining for the next few days so outdoor grilling is off for us but I am going to try making these on my small indoor grill instead. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂