Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts

These Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts will rock your world. Tender and flavorful, you’ll want to grill this spectacular chicken all summer long!

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts | A fabulous marinade that will turn your chicken into as spectacular meal!

A Finicky Consumer

I admit I’m a bit of a food snob. I pore over the bell peppers at the market, looking for the most vibrant, unblemished option. I search out fragrant berries and open the packages one by one to find the most perfect, unmarred fruit. I’m sure the produce folks roll their eyes when they see me coming. When I added marinated chicken breasts to our dinner menu, I am just as picky about my meat. So after I was offered the opportunity to cook up some Tyson® Fresh Chicken, I had to do a little research before saying yes. What I did find out was impressive:

  • Tyson Fresh Chicken has a heritage of producing chicken that has been raised by family farmers for over 75 years.
  •  Tyson Fresh Chicken is all natural* with no added hormones or steroids**.
  •  It arrives at local markets fresh, delivered within days of leaving the farm.
  •  Each piece is hand-trimmed for convenience to save time and effort. This is perfect for the busy family!

Mustard, Garlic and Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts

Flavorful Marinated Chicken Breasts

Knowing these facts, I had no trepidation about purchasing Tyson Fresh Chicken for our dinner. The breasts were plump and nicely trimmed; they were ready to go with no effort at all. Since they were fresh, not frozen, I was able take them right from the packaging and add them to my scrumptious marinade. I popped the chicken into the fridge to soak up the delicious flavors while I went on with my day. The mixture of cider vinegar, lime juice, Dijon and grainy mustard, garlic, brown sugar, olive oil plus salt and pepper had 6 hours to infuse into the chicken before I lit our charcoal grill. Beware that the brown sugar and oil burn easily, so use indirect heat if available.  Such an easy, delicious option for our evening meal!

Tyson Fresh Chicken

I wondered how Tyson Fresh Chicken’s taste and texture would rate compared to other boneless, skinless breasts I have purchased. The chicken did not disappoint; it was moist and tender. The hubby even asked about the marinade, so I knew both the chicken and recipe were winners! I hope you’ll give this marvelous entree a try. And be sure to pick up some Tyson Fresh Chicken when you need a quality, ready to use ingredient for your family.

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts | The BEST chicken marinade!

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts
 
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A fabulous chicken marinade adapted from Allrecipes.com
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Recipe type: Entree, Chicken
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (I used Tyson Fresh Chicken boneless skinless breasts)
Instructions
  1. In a gallon zip lock bag, thoroughly mix all marinade ingredients. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover, and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Grill chicken till no longer pink inside. If using charcoal, use indirect heat as the oil and sugar will burn quickly. You may boil leftover marinade to serve alongside chicken.
Note: Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees for boneless products and 180 degrees for bone in chicken products.
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    Comments

    1. Tyson chicken is always in my fridge/freezer. Love what you did with it – can’t go wrong with these flavors!

    2. Oh, that looks scrumptious Liz! Though I prefer bone in chicken for the flavor, boneless chicken breast are a staple for us because they are so fast and easy, and this marinade looks like it has elevated the flavor by quite a bit! I have a lot different marinades that I use, but often just grab some of my homemade red wine vinaigrette and call it day.

    3. Dear Lizzy, Looks healthy and delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine

    4. I’m a picky shopper too. In a perfect world, absolutely everything I buy would be fresh, organic, and local.

    5. What a perfect meal!

    6. I once made a version of this, having run out of the marinade, It was terrific, never thought about adding lime.

    7. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

      I think my favorite marinade so far is made with cilantro and lime. Yours sounds great with not just one but two mustards:@)

    8. I grew up in Tyson country (NW Arkansas) and still have family there 🙂 I like chicken to taste like chicken so generally don’t marinate, but brush the chicken with an olive oil/lemon juice/herb blend before grilling.

    9. oh! perfect! I just bought chicken breast! I’ll try your recipe out!

    10. We eat chicken 4 nights a week! Love this recipe.

    11. Christy Spurlock says:

      I always have 3-4 bogs of boneless and skinless chicken breast in my freezer at all times. Love the recipe you are featuring.

    12. Beautiful meal Liz, I am loving the sound of the marinade…yum!
      Hope you are enjoying your week 😀

    13. My favorite chicken marinade is a cilantro marinade recipe that I found online.

    14. I love mustard! This chicken is fantastic!

    15. I don’t open the packages but I do pick and choose fruit and vegetables where ever I can and buy natural as much as possible. Your mustard garlic and lime chicken sounds wonderful !
      P.S. I am well just don’t visit blogs that often. thanks for your concern 🙂

    16. Mustard, garlic, and lime are such great flavors, I must try your marinade this weekend with grilled chicken!

    17. The marinade is delicious! I really need to try it 🙂

    18. There is something about mustard and chicken that just wins in my book. It makes a meal so elegant without being too fussy. Love this, Liz!

    19. Liz, I love the flavors in this marinade and am always looking for methods to infuse boneless, skinless chicken breasts with a lot of flavor. I will be trying this soon Thanks!
      Susan

    20. I love their products and actually pick them up in the states when we go shopping over there. Great quality. I love the marinade you used. I must try this. Looks absolutely delicious.

    21. I love a simple marinade like this one but tend to often head towards a terriyaki type marinade on busy nights! Going to try this ASAP!

    22. I feel so much better now! I thought I’m the only one who opens the berry containers at the store before deciding which one to buy!
      Your chicken dinner looks perfect may it be on a busy week night or a fancy dinner with friends and family!

    23. Love the flavors in your chicken; mustard and brown sugar = yum!! I often cheat and use bottled salad vinaigrettes as marinades. I am such a slacker when it comes to dinner.

    24. Thank goodness we don’t shop at the same market as I shop just like you. I probably went through 20 baking potatoes today to just find one that was totally unblemished. 😀 You chicken breasts sound terrific especially as mustard is one of my favorite condiments.

    25. No steroids or growth hormones? Courtesy of Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake, I’m now a Tyson chicken fan! Of course, you know I’m already a fan of your recipes =) P.s. Being picky about perfect produce just means you care to serve the very best for your family, right?

    26. Love easy recipes. This is wonderful, just put everything in a ziplock and wait to do their job. 🙂 One of my favorite recipes.

    27. What a flavorful dish, Liz! I’m also a big fan of Tyson chicken!

    28. I love this combination and love you added mustard!! This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!

    29. Natalie Yarbrough says:

      I have always been a fan of marinating chicken in garlic suaue or teriyaki sauce.

    30. Natalie Yarbrough says:

      I tweeted with twitter id @yarbr012 : https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/505520292048158720..

    31. I’m not normally big on chicken breast, but this looks like it’ cooked perfectly!

    32. I haven’t found much you can’t use as chicken marinade. My favorite is a little bit of lemon or lime juice, Italian dressing, and a little pineapple juice.

    33. My favorite marinade involves lime (zest and juice), cilantro, honey and garlic!

    34. My favorite chicken marinades all have ginger in them.

    35. My favorite chicken marinade is using a bottle of Italian-style salad dressing. Tastes great!

    36. Chicken is our go to for evening meals, so easy to prepare a quick stir fry with it.

    37. Olive oil and montreal chicken spice

    38. That’s a winner! I bought a beautiful large free range chicken today and it’s calling out for that marinade.

    39. I like a marinade of olive oil, lemon, garlic and thyme. Simple but yummy.

    40. I like herbs and white wine!

    41. Something sweet with garlic.

    42. Deb Anderson says:

      Believe it or not, lime! That’s why your recipe really caught my eye. Lime is great but doesn’t go with everything. But chicken? Match made in heaven!

    43. I love infusing boneless chicken breasts with flavor using different marinades. My favorite involves Asian flavors, using soy sauce, olive and sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice. It keeps the chicken moist and bursting with flavor.

    44. Here’s the link to my tweet about your luscious marinated chicken breast recipe and this fun Tyson promotion:
      https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/518062292479393793

    45. Honey and italian dressing is a great marinade!

    46. Erica Best says:

      i love lemon juice and garlic

    47. Erica Best says:
    48. i like a lemon garlic marinade

    49. Sonya Morris says:

      I usually don’t marinade my chicken because I prefer it barbequed on the grill.

    50. Sonya Morris says:
    51. I think your recipe is now my favorite marinade.
      Thanks for the contest.

    52. My favorite chicken marinade consists of toasted sesame oil, scallions, ginger, garlic, and a few other ingredients. It’s so yummy.

    53. Tabathia B says:

      My favorite marinade is L&P chicken marinade

      tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    54. Tabathia B says:
    55. I have a soy based marinade that I use quite often. We like the oriental flavor.

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