Zesty Lemon and Mustard Grilled Chicken

  • Yield 8 servings

The zesty taste of this chicken makes it a favorite for use in chicken salad. The zesty lemon flavor makes it a summertime favorite.


1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped lemon zest
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs or 4 teaspoons dried herbs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  1. Combine the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, herbs, salt and pepper in a shallow dish and mix well. Add the chicken, coating well. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a grill rack 3 inches from the heat source. Grill over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

NOTE: For the herbs, you may use thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano and/or parsley.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Roanoke Valley, Virginia, Inc., Oh My Stars! Recipes That Shine (The Junior League of Roanoke, Valley, Virginia, Inc., 2000)



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