A while back, I posted about Honey Dijon Salmon. That was one of our favorite meals ever. It was just sssooooo good! As we were eating it, I said, “I bet this sauce would be good on chicken and stuff too.” And voila, the idea for honey dijon chicken was born.
I made the sauce exactly as I did for the salmon, but I doubled all the ingredients. Then we just slathered it onto our chicken breasts before and during grilling. It was definitely delicious, but since chicken is so much thicker than salmon, the sauce to meat ratio wasn’t as balanced. It was a very yummy glaze on the outside of the chicken, but then the inner parts just tasted plain. If I were to do this again, I would definitely make a lot of extra sauce for dipping the chicken in. That would have made it perfect!
Though the sauce is the exact same as it was on the salmon, these dishes tasted really different. I think it was the grilling that made the chicken so distinct. It had that classic “outdoorsy” taste with little bits of char from the grill grate. This honey dijon sauce was so sweet and sticky, it really tasted like a light barbecue sauce. We really enjoyed it, but just wished we had more sauce!
- 2 tablespoon butter/margarine
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 chicken breasts
- Preheat grill.
- Combine butter and brown sugar in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, until butter and sugar have melted together. Stir in mustard, honey, and soy sauce.
- Brush chicken with half of the glaze and transfer to grill. Grill over medium heat until done, brushing on remaining glaze right before removing from grill.
You can double the ingredients for the sauce to have extra for dipping
Source: Adapted from Organic Gardening