Mustard Marinade for Chicken

Summer is officially here and for us that means grilling!  We have an old Kingsford charcoal grill that is oval in shape and that I love.  It’s so old that every year we hope that it doesn’P1030979t trust through. This mustard marinade for chicken is so, so tasty. It helps to clear out the fridge a bit too – especially if you accumulate mustard like we do. 

We are a mustard loving family.  When I went to pull the mustard from the fridge to make this I pulled out 5 different jars (including 2 yellow – I’m not sure how they ended up in there!)  After making this I went to my pantry to see if mustard needed to go on the shopping list – 7 jars in the pantry – I guess not!

For this marinade you’ll want to use 3-4 different types of mustard and I have found it best if they have different flavor profiles – a Dijon, a honey mustard, a grainy German mustard, a spicy mustard, even yellow.  Having said that if I happen to have several open jars that aren’t wildly different I’ll use those.  If I happen to have small amounts of 5 or 6 I’ll use all of them.  The key is to end up with 3/4 cup.  

Marinate the chicken for 1-3 hours and grill!  I always make extra for leftovers later in the week because it’s good cold too.

This is based on a recipe by Kelly McCune from Grill Book.  I never seem to have things like shallots and apple juice on hand so I’ve adapted it to fit the way we live!

Mustard Marinade for Chicken
An easy, tasty marinade for chicken for grilling
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  1. 3/4 c. assorted mustards - (1/4 cup of each of 3 different ones is nice)
  2. 1/4 c. apple or white vinegar
  3. 1/4 c. olive oil
  4. 1/4 c. orange juice (apple juice could also be used)
  5. 2 T. lemon juice
  6. 2 T. minced onion
  7. pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Marinate chicken 1-3 hours turning at least once.
  3. Grill making sure that the chicken is completely cooked.
Adapted from Grill Book by Kelly McCune
Adapted from Grill Book by Kelly McCune

About Karen

I have worn many hats in my life but have always loved cooking! My mother encouraged all of us in the kitchen and put up with a great deal of mess as we moved from "helping her" to "creating on our own". Now as my children are ready to spread their wings I'd like a place for them to be able to find family favorites as well as new creations just in case they can't reach me on the phone!
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