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Overhead view of grilled chicken breasts.

Honey Mustard Glazed Grilled Chicken

This 5 ingredient glaze for chicken makes for a tasty meal.
Course Grilled meat
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled chicken, honey mustard chicken thighs
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 388kcal
Author Joe Boyle



  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 quarts water


  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, pasted
  • 1/4 tsp ground fennel


  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (3 breasts) see notes
  • salt and pepper



  • Dissolve the salt and sugar in water in a large bowl and place in the chicken. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove the chicken and pat dry with paper towels, then season.


  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, about 30 seconds, then add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Pour 1/2 of the glaze mixture into another bowl to use as a drizzle after the chicken is grilled.


  • Preheat your grill, about 10 minutes for gas and 5 minutes for coals. Clean the grate and lightly coat with vegetable oil.
  • Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken then place on the grill, skin side up for 4 minutes. 
  • Coat the top side with the glaze then turn over and cook 4 minutes. Apply glaze to the second side.
  • Continue to turn and glaze the breasts until the internal temperature is around 150 degrees, (or more to your liking).
  • Place on a serving dish, coat with the reserved glaze and cover with foil 5 minutes.
  • Serve right away. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.


Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen.
If you have smaller chicken breasts, the glaze would be enough for 4.


Calories: 388kcal