chicken breast on a plate with green beans and rice

Mustard-Grilled Chicken

Liven up Chicken Night with this delicious Dijon Mustard Marinade. It mixes up quickly and tastes amazing on grilled chicken breast. Bonus: it's freezer-friendly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken breasts, chicken marinade, chicken tenders, grilled chicken, grilled chicken breast, marinade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mustard, cayenne, and vinegar. Whisk together as you add oil in a thin stream.
  2. Transfer the marinade to a large zip-top bag. Add the chicken pieces and seal the bag. Massage the bagged chicken well to distribute the marinade around each piece.
  3. Place the bag on a tray in the fridge for several hours.
  4. When ready to cook, heat an outdoor grill or stovetop grill pan. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the hot grates. Cook, turning once, until an internal temperature of 155 degrees is reached. Cover and let rest for ten minutes. Serve hot, cold, or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Note: the chicken in marinade may be frozen instead of step 3. Thaw completely before proceeding with step 4. 

Note regarding nutritional information: since you won't be consuming all the marinade, the caloric value will be significantly smaller. However, there's no scientific way to calculate this. 

Nutrition Facts
Mustard-Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 591mg17%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.