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Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers

August 2, 2021

bowl of honey orange dijon chicken skewers with slaw

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.

bowl of honey orange dijon chicken skewers with slaw

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
close up of chicken skewers in white bowl with oranges

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
honey orange dijon sauce poured into mason jar

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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bowl of honey orange dijon chicken skewers with slaw
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Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers

Yield 3 -6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
marinade time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins

These Honey Orange Dijon Chicken Skewers are delicious in bowls, fresh salads or served as wraps – perfect for meal prep or easy dinners on busy weeks. 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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • Rosemary would work in place of sage
  • Chicken breasts work in place of thighs, though will be drier

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