honey mustard marinade recipe


honey Dijon mustard whole grain mustard salt apple cider vinegar olive oil fresh ground pepper

about this recipe

gluten-free dairy-free refined sugar free

This honey mustard marinade recipe is a snap to prepare and works well as a marinade for grilled or baked chicken, pork, beef, salmon.  Or as a sauce for drizzling on just about anything! The best part? It all comes together in just a mason jar.



In a quart sized mason jar or medium bowl, add honey, Dijon, whole grain mustard, and salt. Use a fork or small whisk to mix until combined.



Add the vinegar and oil, stirring again. If using a mason jar, add the lid and shake vigorously until well combined.



Use immediately or store, covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Allow to come to room temperature before using!

For vegan, use agave, maple syrup, or coconut nectar in place of honey. For sugar-free, simply skip the honey and add an additional 2 tablespoons of mustard. For a spicier marinade, try using a spicy brown mustard & adding red pepper flakes.

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what's the best mustard to use?

You can use any mustard you like for this recipe! Including basic yellow mustard, spicy mustard, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, or a combination of the above. I chose Dijon for a bit of heat, along with whole grain mustard to offer some texture but you can use any you have on hand!

To a zip-top bag or shallow baking dish, add 1/3 cup honey mustard marinade to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Uncover and discard the marinade before grilling!

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