Grilled Lemon Mustard Chicken

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This Grilled Lemon Mustard Chicken with a no-oil marinade surprisingly turns out a very tender and moist chicken! I like to pound out the breasts a little bit so they’re thinner and more even, and they don’t take as long to cook on the grill.

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If you’re on the Weight Watchers plan, this chicken counts as ZERO Weight Watchers SmartPoints!  It’s perfect for adding to salads.

Grilled Lemon- Mustard Chicken recipe from

Grilled Lemon Mustard Chicken

Yield: 4 servings: one 6 ounce piece of chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes + marinating time

Cook Time: 12 minutes



  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (any combo of rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano and parsley)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • 4 whole large skinless, boneless chicken breasts- halved (or use chicken tenders to top a salad- about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • lemon slices, parsley and fresh herbs for garnish
  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large freezer zip baggie. Mix well.
  2. Add chicken breasts to baggie and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and grill 3 inches from heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.
  4. Place on individual plates or on a platter surrounded by parsley sprigs, lemon slices and fresh herb leaves.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 6 ounce piece of chicken) Calories: 177, Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sugar: .3g, Sodium: 866.8mg, Fiber: .3g, Protein: 46.1g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Carbohydrates: 2.4g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 0, Points Plus Program: 5, Old Points Program: 4
SOURCE: Adapted from The Cuisine of California (FYI- I love this cookbook!)

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