I didn't get great pics of this chicken, but I'm sharing it with you anyway because it's so good you just have to try it. Looking for something a little more interesting than "burgers and dogs" to grill on Labor Day? This recipe is what you need. I love grilling chicken and I almost always have either thighs or drumsticks in the freezer because they go on sale so cheap, so often. You can't go wrong by grilling them and slathering them with your favorite barbecue sauce, but sometimes it's fun to change up the flavor profile. I found this recipe for honey mustard chicken on the grill at Simply Scratch. Here's my version.
Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
½ cup Dijon mustard
½ cup honey
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp salt
6 drumsticks, skinned
In a small bowl, stir together the mustard, honey, vinegar, paprika, and salt. Pour out ¼ cup and set aside. Pour remaining marinade into a gallon-sized plastic bag. Add chicken and seal bag. Marinate as long as you desire: anywhere between 30 minutes and 8 hours.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Place drumsticks on grill and discard marinade in bag. Grill chicken for about 8 minutes per side, or until completely cooked through. Remove from grill and brush each drumstick with reserved marinade.
Makes 4-6 servings.
My daughter saw this on the grill and asked why I was grilling apples. They do look like apples, but they are red potatoes. My Grilled Potato Wedges go really well with this chicken.
Oh my goodness. This chicken is so good. The honey mustard works perfectly as both a marinade and an after-cooking sauce to brush on. The vinegar makes the chicken extremely moist and tender and provides the perfect amount of zing.
You can certainly use boneless breasts for this too. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
What will you be cooking up on Labor Day?