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.
I call this chicken my “TBD chicken” because I make it whenever I don’t fully know what I’ll be meal prepping, but I know I’ll want to add chicken to the “to be decided meals.” The brightness of the lemon with the depth of herbs and dijon make this chicken delicious on its own, but it also works well with pasta, salads, and many other meals. This marinade is great on shrimp, and roasted vegetables too!
Flavorful enough to eat on its own, and versatile enough to use in salads, pasta (y'all should check out my one-pot alfredo), and sandwiches, this is one of my favorite marinades when making chicken.
Big batch chicken meal prep
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 2-3 pounds of chicken, but 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.
Easy Chicken Meal Prep
If you want a full guide on how I prepare chicken, check out my How to Cook Chicken Guide--it outlines different approaches to making chicken in the oven, in the air fryer, on the grill, and pan frying.
This marinade is also a great base for a salad dressing too. Make the marinade and stream in a little more olive oil while whisking to you get the consistency you prefer. Remember, if it touched raw chicken, do not use it as a dressing--make a separate batch.
- 2 lemons juiced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme work great here--if using dry herbs, use 1/2 tbsp.)
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp EVOO
- 2-3 lb. chicken breasts
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add chicken to the bowl. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, covered, in the refrigerator before grilling or cooking.
Nutritional Information and WW Points reflect marinade only (with 8 servings)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g