I’m getting hungry just thinking about this recipe for grilled honey dijon chicken thighs. It’s so good!
For many years, I would only cook with chicken breasts. I don’t know why – maybe unfounded fear of eating dark meat?
However, later in life, I learned that dark meat has only eight more calories per serving than a similar portion of white meat. And even better, it contains fats that can help you feel fuller longer.
I also have found the chicken breasts turn out dry when they’re grilled. But this is not true when grilling chicken thighs.
Instead, when you grill thighs, you end up with tasty, juicy, and tender grilled chicken!
The beautiful part of this story is that Costco sells organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs that are perfect for grilling and affordable.
Fire up your grill and get cracking on this delicious honey dijon chicken thigh recipe. Enjoy!
Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken Thighs
- 1 grill
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs about 6 thigs
- 1/4 cup dijon or brown mustard
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp onion powder or flakes
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a large zip-top bag and shake to combine well. Marinate the chicken for 2 hours or overnight.
- Heat your outdoor grill, so it's hot (medium heat). Alternatively, you can use an indoor grill pan (preferred method). Once the grill or grill pan is hot, place the chicken thighs on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, watching the thighs carefully so as not to overcook or burn them.
- Put chicken thighs in a baking dish, cover with foil, and place in a warm oven (set to about 200º) until ready to serve. The chicken thighs will continue to cook in the warm oven, so be careful not to overcook the thighs.
- Serve the thighs with broccoli, rice, potatoes, or other sides of choice.