Two great flavors team up in this maple mustard grilled chicken recipe.
This maple mustard grilled chicken recipe is another great example of how two opposite flavors come together in an interesting way. Sort of a yin and yang principle.
The pungent flavor of Dijon mustard has always welcomed a sweetening component. Typically honey is the prefered sweetener, yet maple syrup offers another interesting flavor perspective. Maple syrup not only sweetens quite well, the maple flavor also compliments the taste and texture of grain-style mustards.
What this maple mustard grilled chicken does is to combine the flavors of mustard and maple with that of grilled chicken. There’s something about the rustic nature of grain mustard and the earthy flavor of maple that seem right at home with the smokiness of the grill. I’ve never seen a chicken so happy!
While we used chicken breasts in this recipe, any cut of chicken will work fine. Just remember to adjust the cooking time for whichever cut you choose.
Keep in mind, while the maple mustard grilled chicken goes well on a plate as a dinner, it also makes a mean sandwich or is the perfect topping for a salad. Go ahead and indulge…you deserve it.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper, per taste
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Prepare a grill for two-zone cooking with medium-high heat. Clean and oil cooking grate.
- Pat chicken dry with paper towels and lightly brush both sides with olive oil. Season both sides with salt and pepper and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients and heat over a medium heat until well mixed and slightly warm. Reduce heat and and keep warm over low heat.
- Place chicken directly over flame and sear for 2-3 minutes per side or until slightly browned and grill marks are prevalent.
- Move chicken to cooler side of the grill and brush with the maple mustard sauce. Close lid and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Flip chicken and brush again with the sauce. Close lid and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Continue this process until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 160°F (70°C).
- Remove chicken from grill brush one more time with the sauce. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.