Honey Mustard Chicken

Yield: 4 Servings   PREP TIME:  35 mins. COOK TIME: 20-30 mins. TOTAL TIME: 55 mins.

Ingredients: 1 pound chicken breast or chicken thighs ~ 3 tablespoons honey ~ 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I like the grainy Dijon mustard!) ~ 2 tablespoons olive oil ~ 1 garlic clove, finely minced or grated ~ Optional if you like a bit of heat: ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ~ Freshly ground salt and black pepper

To Create:  In a large bowl, mix together honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Add chicken and stir well to coat the chicken in the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Grill or bake chicken however you’d like. Serves 4.

To grill chicken: Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Once preheated, place your chicken on your grill, and close the lid. It’s important to keep the lid of your grill closed while your chicken is cooking so that no heat escapes. Cook your chicken on the grill for 6-8 minutes per side. After 6-8 minutes open your grill lid and flip your chicken with tongs. A great tip is to only flip your chicken breast once so that it stays nice and juicy (and creates delicious grill marks!). Cook your chicken breast for 6-8 minutes more. Cook time will vary a bit depending on the size of your chicken and what type of cut, so be sure to check the internal temperature in the thickest part of the chicken breast using a meat thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, your chicken is done and can be transferred to a clean plate or cutting board. Immediately cover chicken with foil to seal in the juices and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting into it. This will help you achieve that juicy, chicken breast you’re looking for!

To bake your honey mustard chicken: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.

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