I feel like we grill chicken all
summer year long. We love it, but I tend to either use a teriyaki marinade or season it with my BBQ Spice Blend and BBQ sauce. Same old grilled chicken, served with different salads and sides. Well, the other night, I decided it was time to change up the chicken marinade a little. I made up a quick Lemon Dijon Marinade and it turned out delicious.
Before placing the chicken into the marinade, I did a cross-hatch cut on the top of the chicken to allow the marinade to really get into the chicken. I then placed the chicken and marinade into a Zip Lock baggie and placed in ‘fridge for a few hours.
We grilled the chicken as we always would. Depending on the thickness of the chicken and the heat of the grill, I’m going to let you be the judge of how long to cook. Our turned out perfectly moist with just a bit of caramelized grill marks.
It was a simple grilled chicken, served with a side of Cauliflower Mash and this delicious zesty Tuscan Kale Salad.
Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken
- 1/2 cup Balsamic Salad Dressing I used Newman's Own
- 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Combine all ingredients into small bowl and whisk together.
- Place chicken and marinade into Zip Lock baggie and place in 'fridge for a few hours, try to marinade for at least one hour.
- Remove from marinade and grill on outdoor grill.
- Length of grilling time will vary depending on heat of grill and thickness of chicken. Please cook your chicken thoroughly to an internal temp of 165*
This chicken looks like they are perfectly grilled.. So healthy and looks delicious too.
Erin @ Platings and Pairings says
I love Dijon, I love lemon – I’m going to love this recipe! Looks simply delicious!
You can never go wrong with this flavor combo! It looks so healthy/summer worthy – love it!
Chris @ SimpleFood365 says
Grilled chicken is always great and a favorite here! The flavors you choose would only serve to make it better! Nicely done!
Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca) says
I’m so trying this marinade. Sounds so easy and I bet it is to die for!
There’s just something about chicken and dijon that just works. Thanks for sharing!
Great flavor combo! Looks fantastic.
Hillary Reeves says
So simple, so lovely!!
Platter Talk says
Great spin on chicken, using a couple of perfect complimentary flavors and ingredients; love this!!
I love grilled chicken and this flavor combo on don and lemon sounds so good!
Rosemary @anitalianinmykitchen says
What a delicious sounding dish, I love anything chicken.
Molly Kumar says
You can never go wrong with Dijon n Chicken combo, they look fab and easy recipe too.
Razena | Tantalisemytastebuds.com says
I can see myself having this lovely grilled chicken for lunch with a rocket and walnut salad 🙂
Oana @AdoreFoods says
This grilled chicken looks great! Interesting flavors combo, have to try it!
J @ A Hot Southern Mess says
Yum! You are making me hungry! this chicken looks delicious!
Byron Thomas says
Renee, you make this simple chicken dish look so incredibly inviting – even to a near vegetarian like me! Love the combination of lemon with chicken – looks absolutely yummy!
Patti @ CooksRecipeCollection.com says
I love Dijon with grilled chicken! Yum!
Sara @ Life's Little Sweets says
I am loving these flavors! I am a huge fan of chicken , I have to try out this recipe!
Isn’t it great how a simple marinade takes plain old chicken over the top? This sounds great!
Cassandrea @ chewsandbrews.ca says
Great recipe! I could eat chicken all year long as well… and I do! Love finding new ways to flavour it!
My family loves grilled chicken. I will definitely be trying this.
Mandee Pogue says
I love when a recipe is both incredibly simple AND delicious! I can’t wait to try this!
grilled chicken is the best! This looks SO juicy and tender. Definitely going to be trying it soon.
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Dave would love this recipe! I bet it would be awesome on salmon as well! thanks for sharing!
I catch myself in a routine of cooking a food item the same way every time but this looks like a nice change, I think I could keep this around, yummy
Tracy @ Served From Scratch says
Classic combos that are always a winner! Thanks so much for sharing!
Katalina @ Peas & Peonies says
A very refreshing and delicious take on a chicken dish, love how i can use this marinade and after that add the chicken to many dishes.
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago says
Lemon + dijon is such a good flavor combo. Sounds like a quick, tasty recipe!
Tina Marie says
Wonderful! WE are a chicken family around here! We will certainly be trying this out. I love the combination of the dijon and the balsamic dressing.
I love both these flavors. Looks fantastic!
Claudia | Gourmet Project says
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Ciao Florentina says
Renee, you nailed this one! Fantastic !
Got to have this! This chicken looks so good! We love it this way too. Fresh summer flavor on the grill.
Whitney @ That Square Plate says
This looks so simple and delicious! Your photos make grilled chicken look amazing!! Bravo!!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
I’m always looking for great new recipes for chicken! That’s a favorite meat around here!
Sounds delicious Renee! Gotta try this out before we stop grilling for the season. We should grill all year like you do!
Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity says
I am absolutely loving this flavor combo! Plus, you really can’t beat a good grilled chicken!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Another chicken recipe for the grill is aways appreciated. We grill all year long — we’re snow birds so we always have grilling opportunity. I love the use of mustard. We usually use it on our beef. I am anxious to try this.
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
That looks so juicy and your meal sounds so healthy. Perfectly grilled!
Brian Jones says
This sounds wonderful, the flavours in the marinade are pretty much all of my favourite things to have with chicken in one place, it looks as though you cooked it perfectly too 😀
April @ Girl Gone Gourmet says
We eat a lot of grilled chicken and I’m always looking for new marinades, so saving this one!
This lemon dijon grilled chicken looks absolutely delicious! We love lemon dijon with chicken. Grilling it this way is pure genius!