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Grilled Tarragon Chicken Recipe

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Just a few simple seasonings is all that's needed to make grilled chicken moist and tasty. Mustard and tarragon make great combination.—Janie Thorpe, Tullahoma, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine) equals 222 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. Spread mustard on both sides of chicken; sprinkle with pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Combine butter, lemon juice, tarragon and garlic salt. Grill chicken over hot heat until juices run clear, basting with butter mixture during last 3-5 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Tarragon Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p41

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Great recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"This recipe was very tasty and easy to make! The chicken had both the taste of the mustard 'marinade' and the flavor of the basting added on while grilling. This recipe goes great with oven roasted asparagus!"

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