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15-Minute Marinated Chicken Recipe

15-Minute Marinated Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for 15-Minute Marinated Chicken

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

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

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"Easy, quick and great flavor."

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."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

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

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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!"

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Very simple, very tasty. I had to substitute rosemary on-hand for the tarragon and it was wonderful. Served with seasoned orzo as one of the sides."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"Great flavor, very moist. Will definitely make this again!!"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"I really liked this chicken.Very flavorful.Would make it again."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"I love that this recipe is healthy and so yummy. My DD who doesn't like chicken even likes this one!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"This quick, healthy and loved by my family. This is the 4th time I have made this and will be a regular dish I serve. I amserving tnite with salad and black beans and rice. Love, love, love!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"Its so easy to make and super tasty! However, I actually used chicken thighs with the skin. When grilled its actually v crispy and full of flavour while the meat is v tender and juicy.My husband who is not a chicken fan loves this! Even my 13mth old baby boy screams for more little bits when i give him some to taste. Definitely something i will be making again and again"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"Great recipe!!! Chicken stays so juicy & full of flavors!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"My husband & I are making it our goal to eat healthier, grilled food. This was an excellent choice to start out on! I recommend it to anyone trying to eat healthier. The spices really give it flavor!"

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"This was truly delicious. Ingredients on hand. Made chicken stay moist & flavor through out."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2008

"This recipe was so easy to make, and it was delicious! I broiled my in the oven, and it was so juicy!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2008

"This is a great chicken dish to go with salad. Cheaper, tastier, and better for you than those ready-to-eat chicken packages."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2008

"Calories : 161

Fat : 4 grams
per serving
Cholesterol:73 mg
Protein: 28 grams"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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