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15-Minute Marinated Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

Whenever I serve this grilled chicken to family and friends, which is quite often, I'm bound to be asked for the 15-minute marinade recipe. It's a fast and tasty meal that I'm happy to share with others. —Pam Shinogle, Arlington, Texas
15-Minute Marinated Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 shallow dish, combine the first five ingredients; add chicken and turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes or refrigerate up to 4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat, for 8-12 minutes, turning once, or until a thermometer reads 170°.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 141 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • pajamaangel
    Jan 18, 2016

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

  • bjsilve0
    Sep 19, 2015

    Easy, quick and great flavor.

  • Spotted-Doe
    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.

  • palm1350
    Jul 31, 2013

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  • greatwithoutgluten
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • LeahKC
    Dec 2, 2012

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  • ValerieMS
    Aug 9, 2012

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