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Grilled Honey-Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Grilled Honey-Lemon Chicken

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"Tangy, moist citrus chicken for the grill! Goes great with grilled potatoes and coleslaw."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Mix canola oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Italian herb seasoning, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Place chicken breasts into the bag, seal, and squeeze bag with your fingers several times to coat chicken with marinade. Place a second resealable bag over the first and seal to prevent leaks. Refrigerate chicken for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from bag; discard used marinade. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until the center is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 7 to 8 minutes per side.
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Aug 26, 2012

The first bite of the chicken at the narrow end of the breast had me thinking the marinade was a bit overbearing, but I admit I tend to be a non-marinade guy. However, as I took a couple more bites I was treated to a wonderfully moist chicken breast where the subtle sweetness of the marinade complemented the chicken perfectly. I will definitely make this again but I’ll make sure the chicken breasts are reasonably medium-thick so the marinade does not overpower the taste of the chicken.

 
Sep 02, 2012

Respectably good marinade. All the ingredients played quite well together. The honey could barely be tasted, and didn't contribute much sweetness, but helped to carmelize the outside. In fact, nothing really stood out above the other components. We didn't discern the Dijon mustard or the garlic, either. Not that this is bad, mind you. I marinated a portobello mushroom cap and tomato slices, grilling them along with the chicken, and this sauce was compatible with those items, as well. The chicken was very juicy, but I attribute that more to the manner of cooking than to a virtue of this particular recipe. Very good. Not exactly rock-your-world-can't-wait-to-have-it-again-five-stars good, but I could see myself possibly making it sometime in the future.

 
Mar 27, 2013

Very nice. I followed the recipe exactly, except I baked the chicken in the sauce instead of grilling it. Everyone loved it!

 
Sep 05, 2012

Love it! Easy and it uses things you have on hand in the house. I subbed maple syrup for honey because I didn't have any honey but it was still awesome. Made the chicken moist and gave it a great tangy taste. My hubby even at it the next day and he usually hates leftovers. I'll be making this again, thanks.

 
May 10, 2015

This is a great recipe. I've made it a few times, and found I prefer to cut the Italian seasoning in half, and skip the salt. The chicken breasts I buy are usually already injected with a salt brine, so no need to add more. It's funny to see all the reviews attributing moist chicken to the marinade....raw chicken is moist, even without a marinade. It is overcooking that results in dry chicken. So, use this marinade for a nice, lemony chicken, and make sure not to overcook it if you want it moist :)

 
Apr 14, 2015

This was excellent. I used a smoked bacon mustard instead of Dijon. My family loves this recipe.

 
Jun 18, 2014

Made exactly per recipe (except baked instead of grilling) and it was very good. The Italian seasoning was a little overpowering for my taste, though.

 
May 26, 2014

what a great recipe!! I'll for sure be making this again and again! I added a touch more honey to the marinade because I've always love the taste of honey and chicken

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1045 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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