Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers
These easy Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers are meal-prep friendly & delicious in bowls, fresh salads or served as wraps!
The easy marinade combines citrus, sage, honey and dijon mustard & doubles as a sauce to drizzle on the chicken when it’s hot off the grill.
Having a handful of easy meal prep recipes – like these Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers – saves me on busy weeks.
I’ve found that the secret for making extra flavorful & tender chicken thighs is having a really good marinade.
The best part about this simple marinade is you don’t even have to blend or whisk it together.
Just add everything to a lidded mason jar and give it a good shake.
The fresh citrus, sweetness from the honey, and herby sage all add a burst of flavor to otherwise ordinary grilled chicken.
It’s definitely become a new family favorite!
reasons you’ll love these easy grilled chicken skewers
- These flavors make for a great year-round recipe, perfect for the outdoor grill or indoor grill pan
- The marinade comes together in 5 minutes, easy enough to throw everything into a mason jar, shake and pour over your chicken
- It’s versatile enough to make lots of meals out of just one recipe – including salads, savory bowls, lettuce wraps and more
other ways to use honey mustard grilled chicken
- Make it a bowl by serving with a cooked grain of choice (I used jasmine rice) and a colorful slaw
- Serve on top of Cauliflower Rice to make a paleo-friendly bowl
- Enjoy alongside this easy everyday Creamy Cabbage Slaw
- Add to these make-ahead Black Bean Quinoa Bowls for a quick & delicious lunch
- Serve the grilled chicken in a lettuce wrap or tortilla
- Turn it into a big salad, serve chicken chopped & on top of leafy greens. Use the sauce as a dressing & add seeds for crunch.
- Use the honey orange dijon sauce to marinate other cuts of meat, like chicken breasts or chicken tenders
meal prep tips & how to store grilled chicken
- Grilled chicken thighs will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, in a sealed container
- This recipe also freezes well, store in a sealed freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months
- You can even freeze your uncooked chicken in the marinade & store in your freezer for up to 6-8 weeks. Simply move to the fridge to thaw when ready to use.
- To save time, ask the butcher at your local store to trim & chop the chicken for you before you take it home
Tip: This recipe works great for meal prep, simply double the amounts in the card below! Once grilled & cooled, remove chicken from the skewers & keep on hand in the fridge for easy meals throughout the week.
recipe notes, modifications & adaptations
- This recipe uses chicken thighs but chicken breasts would work too, though they will be drier
- You can use other natural sweeteners like coconut nectar or maple syrup in place of honey, though the flavor will be different
- You can omit the honey altogether to keep this a whole30 friendly recipe
- Rosemary would work well in place of the fresh sage
- Avocado oil will work in place of olive oil, though it will have less flavor
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this recipe is…
Dairy FreeGluten FreeNut FreePaleoWhole30
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Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers
For the Honey Orange Dijon Sauce
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp honey, (omit for Whole30)
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice , (from about 1 medium orange)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp minced fresh sage
For the Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers
- 6 10-inch bamboo skewers , presoaked
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed, and cut into 1-inch chunks
- In a medium bowl or mason jar, combine the mustard, honey, orange juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and sage, whisking or shaking until well combined.
- Place the cubed chicken in a bowl. Add half the sauce and marinade for at least an hour, or all day in the refrigerator, covered.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade, shaking off any excess. Thread onto bamboo skewers. Discard extra marinade.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (about 400F). When the grill is hot, place the skewers on the grill and cook for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway, until the chicken is cooked through and grill marks have formed.
- Serve with remaining sauce, atop rice, and slaw if you prefer.
- Rosemary would work in place of sage
- Chicken breasts work in place of thighs, though will be drier
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Delicious! My husband raved about them all evening. Thank you!
Sarah, yay, so glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks so much for leaving a review!
This was a BIG hit with my family! I’m mostly vegetarian so I don’t eat chicken and I honestly didn’t have time to even make the chicken this recipe called for. I made the dressing and used a bag of Trader Joes jasmine rice mixed with a frozen bag of tricolor sweet corn and some rotisserie chicken I had left over from Costco and had to use. I drizzled the dressing on top and stirred it all together and everyone loved it. My husband commented several times on the wonderful flavor of the dinner/dressing. My daughter said the dressing would also be wonderful on a salad. It came together in about 10-15 min and was super easy! Thanks a bunch.
Jodi, yay, so happy this one was a hit and love that you used the sauce with rotisserie chicken. So smart! Thanks so much for leaving a review!