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!
This is seriously the BEST chicken marinade. The results are juicy and outrageously tasty! Add them to your grilling menu ASAP.
Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts
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 these mustard, garlic, lime marinated chicken breasts to our dinner menu, I was picky about the meat I chose. 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!
The BEST Chicken Marinade
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.
Tips for Marinating Chicken
First up, buy good quality chicken. I go to my meat market where they trim the boneless skinless chicken breasts so they’re ready to go. You can also purchase organic chicken breasts at the grocery store at the meat counter or prepackaged out of the case, but make sure to check the expiration date. Fresher is better.
- Brining or marinating chicken allows for flavors to infuse into the chicken meat by the process of osmosis. Remember high school chemistry? Or have you tried to forget?! Anyway, soaking your chicken in a flavorful marinade will help tenderize as well as add lovely nuances.
- PRO-Tip: Check your marinade for these components: Acid, like citrus juice or vinegar. Oil, not too much or your fire will flare up! Flavorful Ingredients and Aromatics, these will make your chicken stand out, like mustard, garlic, onions, shallots, herbs. Salt or salty liquids like soy, Worcestershire. These are needed for the osmosis process!
- Marinate for about 6 hours or up to overnight. Beef, pork and lamb can handle longer marinating time. Chicken only needs about 6 hours and seafood much less.
- Because of the oil and bit of sugar in the marinade, your chicken can char or fire flare up easily. Indirect heat works best, especially with a charcoal fire where you can’t just turn down the heat.
More Chicken Recipes You’ll Love:
- Shish Tawook from Rachel Cooks
- Honey Glazed Chicken Kabobs from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil from Well Plated
- Grilled Thai Chicken from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts
The BEST chicken marinade adapted from Allrecipes.com
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- Category: Entree, Chicken, BBQ
- Method: Grilled
- Cuisine: American
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 6–8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 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.
- 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.