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Honey Mustard Marinade

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Who says “easy” can’t be delicious? Made with simple pantry ingredients, this honey mustard marinade is a snap to prepare and works well as a flavorful marinade for grilled or baked chicken, pork, beef, salmon or as a sauce for drizzling on just about anything! The best part? It works with ANY mustard - basic yellow, spicy, Dijon, whole grain, you name it!
Course Dressings & Sauces
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword honey mustard marinade, honey mustard sauce, marinade
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 6
Calories 49



  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


Honey Mustard Marinade and Sauce

  • 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 Honey Mustard Chicken Marinade

  • 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. Grill the chicken over medium heat, flipping halfway through, until the chicken thighs register 185F to 190F degrees or chicken breasts register 165F.
  • Serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping.


For more ingredients & modifications and fun ways to use this sauce, see the blog post above.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg