Make juicy chicken breasts with this recipe for sweet apple and mustard marinade. Lean chicken breast sits in the acidic mixture, which helps keep moisture in when you start grilling. Make a batch of these chicken breasts and reheat it for dinner, or use in a sandwich for lunch.

Ingredients for servings

    Sweet Apple & Mustard Chicken

  • 0.25 cup whole-grain mustard or your favorite kind of mustard

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 0.25 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 0.5 cup chopped parsley

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 0.5 tsp salt

  • 0.25 tsp black pepper


  • In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine the mustard, olive oil, applesauce, vinegar, honey and parsley. Add the chicken breasts, and marinate for 20 minutes or wait overnight if desired.

  • Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard the marinade). Season with salt and pepper.

  • Grill the chicken breasts until cooked through or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165°F (74°C), 4–6 minutes per side.

  • If you don’t have a grill, you can bake the chicken breasts. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Bake the chicken for 30–40 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked through and opaque.

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