My lemon dijon chicken marinade is a simple way to elevate chicken using fresh ingredients. This is a perfect meal prep chicken marinade because of how versatile it is.
Flavorful enough to eat on its own, and versatile enough to use in salads, pasta, and sandwiches, this is one of my favorite marinades when making chicken.
Lemon Dijon Chicken is my “TBD Chicken”
This marinade is my go-to marinade when I want tasty chicken, but I haven’t decided exactly what I’m cooking yet. I call it my TBD chicken (to be decided) because of how versatile it is.
There are nights when I’m trying to meal plan, and I am just uninspired. I know vaguely what I’ll eat, but no real decisions have made–in comes TBD chicken.
During the week, I try to have cooked chicken in the fridge most days of the week. It helps cut down on cooking time, and it allows me to be more flexible with my meal plans because I never fully stick to them. If you are indecisive with your meal plan, you need this in your life.
This recipe is a pretty simple, but fancy feeling chicken. I’ve made this plenty of times; from celebratory parties to BBQs, quick dinners to dinner parties, this chicken works so well.
It works because I use simple, but real ingredients. This marinade is good for 4 chicken breasts butterflied into 8 portions, however, you can easily double, triple, this recipe. While I cooked this chicken on the grill last night, I’ve used this to roast chicken breasts in the oven plenty of times.
This chicken marinade is really flexible. I used half thyme and half rosemary, but most herbs will work here. Rosemary and thyme go really well with dijon, but you can swap out with other herbs like oregano, tarragon, or even dill.
Lemon Dijon Chicken
- 2 lemons juiced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh herbs (I do half thyme and half rosemary)
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp EVOO
- 4 chicken breasts (about 2 lb) butterflied into 8 servings
- Mix all the ingredients and let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.