Dijon Grilled Chicken

This Dijon Grilled Chicken is a simple and flavorful dish that is perfect for any summer barbecue or weeknight dinner. The tangy mustard flavor pairs perfectly with the juicy chicken tenderloins, making it a crowd-pleasing option.

grilled dijon chicken on a large plate.

We love making grilled chicken. It’s such a simple protein to flavor and grill up for a quick and easy dinner. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have much time to prepare dinner.

grilled dijon chicken on a large plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You only need a few basic ingredients so you may not even need to make a trip to the grocery store.
  • You can cook this chicken on an indoor or outdoor grill. So, weather is not an issue.
  • It’s budget-friendly so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money.

Are you looking for another grilled chicken recipe? If so, you may also want to try these 3 Ingredient Peach Mango Chicken Tenders.


bowls of mustard, herbs, lemon, and honey on a counter.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this healthy recipe. Grab these ingredients from your cabinets so that you can enjoy this meal with your family.

  • chicken tenderloins – Sliced chicken breasts can also be used.
  • Dijon mustard – We recommend that you use coarse ground mustard.
  • shallot – Minced onion can also be used
  • honey – Maple syrup can also be used.
  • olive oil – Or any type of neutral flavored oil.
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Herbs de Provence
  • fresh or dried rosemary
  • fresh or dried oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Grilled Dijon Chicken

This is a quick overview of the steps to make this grilled chicken. The full recipe can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

chicken and seasonings in a large bowl.

Make the marinade and then marinade the chicken in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

chicken tenderloins being grilled.

Grill the chicken for 4 minutes on each side, check for doneness, and cook for additional time if needed.

🥄 Equipment

Here is the list of equipment that you will need to make this recipe:

  • small bowl
  • large bowl or storage bag
  • grill

🥫 Storage

Storage – Store leftover chicken in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Freezing – You can also freeze the leftover chicken in a ziploc bag for up to 3 months.

Reheating – Reheat the chicken in a skillet with a little water or chicken broth. You can also reheat it in a microwave.

Serve With

This chicken is great when served with your favorite side dishes. We like to serve it with this Broccoli Salad with Almonds. You can also serve a sweet treat with this meal like this Strawberry Icebox Cake.

dijon grilled chicken tenderloins on a plate.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that this recipe will turn out perfectly for you when you make it.

  • Make sure that you preheat the grill so that you get a nice sear on the chicken.
  • Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken for doneness.
  • You can marinate the chicken for up to 24 hours, however, make sure that you let it sit in the fridge for at least one hour.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What should the internal temperature of the chicken be?

The chicken should be 165 degrees f in the center.

What temperature should I grill chicken at?

The ideal range for chicken is 350 – 400 degrees f.

🍽 More Chicken Recipes

Do you enjoy chicken? If so, try these delicious recipes:

This easy grilled chicken recipe is another favorite. Just chicken and BBQ sauce and you have a tasty recipe the whole family will love! Give it a try! Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters

🧾Recipe Card

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

grilled dijon chicken on a large plate.

Dijon Grilled Chicken

Dijon Grilled Chicken is made by marinating chicken in a mixture of olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, and herbs such as thyme or rosemary. The chicken is then grilled to perfection, giving it a smoky and charred flavor.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Marinade Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 232kcal


  • small bowl
  • large bowl or storage bag
  • grill


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenderloins
  • cup Dijon mustard course ground is best
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Herbs de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, lemon juice, honey, diced shallot,olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Reserve half of the mixture for after the meat is grilled.
  • In a large bowl or plastic bag, combine marinade with chicken and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
  • Preheat your grill to a medium high heat.
  • Place chicken on grill and cook until chicken is completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway. (Or when meat reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees F).
  • Drizzle with remaining marinate and let the meat rest for 5 minutes.
  • Great served warm with rice or chilled and tossed with a salad.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 723mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg

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