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Grilled Dijon Chicken

Grilled Dijon Chicken

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Grilled Dijon ChickenGrilled Dijon Chicken    Can Be Prepared Ahead, For the Grill, Healthy, Poultry, Summer

This is everyone's favorite during the summer

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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs.)


In a glass, stainless steel, or plastic bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, shallots, mustard, dill, salt, and pepper.

Place half the marinade in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag or spread it over the bottom of a non-reactive plastic container with a cover. Add the chicken. Using a rubber spatula, spread the remaining marinade over the meat. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place the chicken on a hot grill and cook it until it is cooked through without any pink in the center of the meat. If you have the time, and prefer to bake the chicken, leave a light coating of marinade on it, wrap it in foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes.

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recipe type

Main Courses


The Lake Forester

serving size

4 servings




Kosher v. table salt
We always use kosher salt in our cooking because its crystals dissolve better in water than ordinary table salt. However, kosher and table salt are not equivalent when you are measuring amounts for a recipe. To further confuse matters, different types of kosher salt measure differently. If a recipe calls for table salt (or just salt), and the amounts are relatively small (e.g., one teaspoon), we simply use the amount called for in the recipe. You can always add a bit more salt to taste. If however, the recipe calls for larger amounts of salt, as would be the case, for example, in a brine, then you should convert the amount called for. Most sources cite 2 types of kosher salt as being widely available: Morton (which is what we use) and Diamond Crystal (which none of us have ever been able to find.) In any case, to convert the amount of table salt to Morton Kosher Salt, multiply the table salt by 1.5; to convert to Diamond Crystal, multiply by 2.

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