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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.

Tools For This Recipe

Cast iron grill pan or large cast iron skillet

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders: Frequently Asked Questions

What are chicken tenderloins?

Chicken tenderloins (or chicken tenders) are long narrow strips of meat that can be found attached loosely underneath the breast against the rib bones. Chicken tenderloins are far more lean and tender than chicken breasts.

If chicken tenderloins are not readily available, you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cutting them into thin large strips.

I don’t like rosemary. Can I substitute something else?

Absolutely! You can substitute thyme (dried or fresh!) or any other herb of your choosing. And because dried herbs are often more potent/concentrated than fresh herbs, you need less when using dry. The correct ratio is 1 tablespoon fresh herbs to 1 teaspoon dried herbs.

What if I don’t have a grill?

No grill, no problem. A cast iron grill pan or a large cast iron skillet will work beautifully here, especially during those winter month when it’s too cold to grill out!

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.
4.9 stars (23 ratings)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • ½ 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 ½ pounds chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • 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.
  • Brush with reserved Dijon mixture, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

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