Grilled Dijon Chicken

5 from 266 votes

Made with four ingredients, this simple dijon grilled chicken is quick to cook and full on flavor. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.

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Liven up your weeknight chicken dinners with this delicious grilled dijon chicken recipe. Marinated in a dijon mustard sauce, this recipe can be made with breasts or thighs, for a simple but tasty meal that the whole family will love. And if you have picky eaters, no one can really taste the mustard!

Plate of grilled chicken made with dijon marinade and served with lime wedges and cilantro
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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Chicken breast: Use skinless boneless chicken breast and try to pound the difference pieces so they are relatively the same thickness.
  • Dijon mustard: If you don’t like dijon mustard you could skip it all together and just use lemon or lime juice. However, the taste is subtle and distinctive so it’s worth a try!
  • Olive oil: Oil helps to hold the flavor of the dijon mustard on to the surface of the chicken. It also helps to to cook evenly and brown when you grill it. Use olive oil for best flavor, but avocado oil would also work well.
  • Garlic: Use freshly minced garlic for the best flavor. The small your cut it, the stronger and more distributed the flavor will be.
  • Salt & pepper: For seasoning. Feel free to add other spices like thyme or oregano, but simplicity works well here!
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make grilled dijon chicken

  • Coat the chicken breasts in the marinade and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Chicken marinating in the dijon and garlic marinade
  • Place the marinated chicken on to a hot grill pan, making sure not to crowd the pan.
  • Brown on both sides until cooked through.
2 image collage showing the chicken on the grill at the beginning and end of cooking

Tips for making the recipe

  1. Make this recipe with chicken thighs. Just be aware that they will take slightly longer to cook through. The best way to check that your chicken is thoroughly cooked is by using an instant read thermometer, it should register at 165F.
  2. Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours. This will really allow the flavor of the mustard to develop and will help the chicken to become tender. Marinate the chicken in a non-metallic dish, covered with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated.
  3. Cut the chicken in half widthwise or pound them to flatten them slightly if they are very thick. This will help the chicken to cook through faster.
  4. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Resting allows the juices in the chicken to redistribute so you don’t end up with dry breasts.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it keep?

The cooked dijon chicken will keep well, covered in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can slice the cold chicken and serve it on top of salads or in wraps or sandwiches. To reheat the chicken, place in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 325°F for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through.

Can you oven bake it?

The grill marks on this chicken are so appetizing, and it’s also quicker to cook this way, but you can also bake it it the oven if you prefer. Bake the dijon marinated chicken breasts in a preheated oven at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes until cooked through.

What do you serve it with?

This grilled dijon chicken is great to serve with all of your favorite sides, and works great with rice, veggies, potatoes and salads. Try it with:
Quinoa Avocado Salad
Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Cabbage
Tomato Rice Pilaf

Grilled Dijon chicken on a plate with lime wedges and cilantro

It’s so easy to take your weeknight meals from okay to wow with this grilled dijon chicken. It’s so flavorful and you’ll love how simple and quick it is and how well it pairs with anything and everything.

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Dijon Grilled Chicken

Made with four ingredients, this simple dijon grilled chicken is quick to cook and full on flavor. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.
5 from 266 votes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 207
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
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  • Prepare the marinade by whisking the olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add the chicken breast into the bowl and toss to combine and evenly coat the chicken with the marinade. Refrigerate and let marinate for 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Place chicken on the grill for 5-7 minutes. Flip over and cook until golden brown and the juices run dry, approximately 5-7 more minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the grill. Sprinkle with parsley and serve as desired.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days.


Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 465mg, Potassium: 436mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 38IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Main Course
5 from 266 votes (259 ratings without comment)

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  1. Jamie says:

    Really tasty! I added oregano and fresh thyme. Put the breast pieces into my sandwich grill press for 8 minutes and was cooked beautifully. I’ve tried this a few times and it is better if you can leave it to marinate for more than a few hours but at minimum 2 hours I would say so the meat gets more on the tender soft side of things.

    1. Yumna says:

      Sounds so good, thanks for sharing!

  2. Russell Badessa says:

    I want to try this recipe…& several more of those you offer. Do you have a simple print function button you can include in your recipes? Without such a feature, it is very tedious to print my recipe selections for use in the kitchen, which I prefer to trying to set up a laptop or tablet to refer to while preparing.

    I keep 3-ring binders for my printed recipes sorted by meal & food type (dinner…, snacks, salads, appetizers, etc).
    Please let me know?


    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      If you scroll to the recipe card, there’s a printer icon. When you click on it, I have it formatted in a way to print on 1-2 pages maximum with no images, no large font or anything that takes up too much ink. Can you try that? It should work fine.

  3. Chelsea says:

    Easy and delicious recipe! I used chicken thighs and marinated overnight. They came out great.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! Yum!!

  4. Lisa says:

    Best chicken ever! So simple but full of so much flavor! Definitely adding to my rotation! Thank you!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you! I love that so much!

  5. Daisy Esparza says:

    Delicious! The Dijon mustard marinade was scrumptious. I reserved some of the marinade and coated the chicken with it once it was almost done cooking. I didn’t grill it – I pan fried it in a bit of butter. My husband said, “don’t change a thing.” Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      That’s perfect! You’re so welcome!

  6. Mary says:

    After seeing this marinade posted on IG, I made it and then cut up the chicken into small pieces and broiled it! It was phenomenal and works well as a standalone on rice pilaf, or in a wrap/salad. My husband is normally really picky about chicken and he loved it! This is so simple but the flavor is unreal. Thank you!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      That’s a great twist to this! I love the sound of that and am so glad you both enjoyed it so much!

    2. Nick says:

      Easy recipe for grill

      1. Yumna J. says:

        Thank you!

  7. Abiola says:

    By far the best chicken breast I have ever made/had. I always run away from making chicken breast. This was so juicy and delicious and the best part, we couldn’t taste the mustard. Thanks for sharing 💚❤