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Grilled Chicken Dijon

Serves 6

Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

A riff on chicken Dijon, a classic pan-cooked dish involving mustard and heavy cream. You'll need 18 (8-in.) skewers; if they're wooden, soak in water for at least 1 hour before grilling so they don't splinter or burn.

su-Grilled Chicken Dijon

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
 4 boned, skinned chicken breasts (1 3/4 to 2 lbs. total)
 3 tablespoons seeded ("whole grain") mustard or Rosemary Thyme Mustard
 1/4 cup Dijon mustard or Hot and Tangy Mustard
 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange zest
 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
 1 tablespoon honey
  Salt and pepper
  Chopped flat-leaf parsley
  Orange wedges
Step 1

Remove the tender (the small, easily separable strip) from underside of each chicken breast. Cut breasts into 1/2-in.-wide strips diagonally across the grain, and cut each tender in half lengthwise.

Step 2

Bring mustards, oil, garlic, zest, orange and lemon juices, Worcestershire, and honey to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Let cool 10 minutes.

Step 3

Working in batches, place several chicken strips between 2 large pieces of waxed paper and gently pound with a meat mallet to flatten chicken into pieces about 1/8 in. thick. Put strips in a bowl.

Step 4

Pour mustard mixture over chicken and gently stir with a rubber spatula to coat. Chill, covered, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Step 5

Heat grill to high (about 500°) and wipe cooking grate with a thick pad of oiled paper towels. Thread chicken onto skewers so that they lie more or less flat. Grill chicken, covered if using gas, 2 minutes. Turn over and grill 2 minutes more, or until cooked through (cut to test).

Step 6

Serve skewers on a platter, sprinkled with parsley. Add orange wedges for squeezing.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 223Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.9g11%

Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Cholesterol 79mg27%
Sodium 439mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.