15-Minute Marinated Chicken Recipe
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15-Minute Marinated Chicken Recipe

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Whenever I serve this grilled chicken to family and friends, which is quite often, I'm bound to be asked for the recipe. It's a fast and tasty meal that I'm happy to share with others. —Pam Shinogle, Arlington, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 161 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes or refrigerate for several hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat, for 8-12 minutes, turning once, or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as 15-Minute Marinated Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p88

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 242031
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"I broiled the chicken and it was extremely moist and tasty. I will definitely be making this again."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 233145
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"easy, quick and great flavor."

Spotted-Doe User ID: 5667848 229584
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Honestly, I was a bit hesitant to try this since I'm not a big dijon mustard lover. But it's so delicious I've made it three times in two weeks! I marinate my meat longer, overnight usually, and it's so tasty! A nice break from regular barbecue with plenty of flavor so that it doesn't need anything else. I've been stocking up on dijon mustard to keep making this and haven't made any changes except extending marinating time."

Miraoli User ID: 7368454 13739
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"quick, easy, and tasty! My husband and I love it.

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 19732
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe! I like the mustard flavor the chicken had.I used a gluten free stone ground mustard instead of dijon mustard due to having that in the house. Also if you are making this recipe gluten free verify your Worcestershire sauce is also gluten free.I added a little garlic and fresh thyme because everything tastes better with garlic in my opinion. Next time I make this recipe I will used only fresh thyme instead of tarragon. Tarragon is not my favorite herb. This recipe was so easy. I will definitely be making it again!"

bmoffatt User ID: 3751792 18779
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Aweful. Disregard those who say they dont like mustard or dijon and found this good. Its horrid. The mustard dominates everything...its all you smell when you grill, its all you notice when you eat it...its rotten. If you like mustard you'll love this, otherwise avoid it like the plague. You do not taste any of the other ingredients. So i am guesing the "happy" reviewers know the author or are schills. Because plainly, this one blows. If you still want to try it i'd say cut the mustard down to 1/4 of what this recipe calls MOST."

apitts102003 User ID: 7220468 39263
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I don't usually like mustard but as a marinade it was pretty good the way it blended with the other sauces and seasonings. Will certainly make it again."

khurrell User ID: 6784543 19731
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"While I was initially somewhat sceptical about the recipe as I don't particularly like the taste of Dijon Mustard, the spice and flavour it provided was fantastic! I chose the option of a longer marinade in the refrigerator and am making it a second time in one week. Great choice for a change in the busy week and highly recommend."

tcarver User ID: 5663692 18774
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"Even the picky eater in my family loved this one."

llb72 User ID: 5708441 46033
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I really enjoyed this recipe. I think this marinade would be good on any meat. I think I will try it on pork chops."

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