Honey-Mustard Is A Delicious Grilling Sauce

Honey-mustard is usually reserved for chicken tender dips and salad dressings. But it turns out that the sauce also makes a delicious glaze for barbecuing chicken.

Mustard is that delicious condiment that's great on burgers, hot dogs, corned beef sandwiches... pretty much any dish where meat is the main course. And it comes in so many flavors: spicy, deli, Dijon, honey, horseradish... the flavors seem to be endless. With so many options out there, it's ideal to use as a glaze for grilling chicken. Yes, barbecue sauce is the more common choice when it comes to grilling poultry, but why limit yourself? A honey-mustard sauce pairs nicely with the saltiness of the chicken and makes for a lip-smacking alternative when grilling outdoors.

Grilled honey-mustard chicken

Serves 4


  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together the honey, mustard, thyme and oil in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a grill to 400 degrees F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and grill, covered, until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Start basting both sides of the chicken with the mustard sauce during the last five minutes of cooking. Serve immediately with a light salad.

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Comments on "Tonight's Dinner: Grilled honey-mustard chicken recipe"

Shelley September 16, 2012 | 1:17 PM

Yummy this recipe looks great. I love that it looks really easy but is something different than the usual BBQ chicken with BBQ sauce. Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try this out sometime soon.

Leslie September 14, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Looks absolutely delish! The hubs and I are always grilling up BBQ chicken so this looks like something easy and different to try. I'm a huge fan of anything I can whip up and throw on the grill. Thanks!

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