Friday, June 22, 2012

Honey-Mustard Grilled Chicken with Swiss Cheese

It sort of annoys me when recipe titles begin with superlatives like "Best EVER," "Fabulous," and "Awesome."

Because if it's not one of the best things I've ever made, I'm just not gonna post it on my site.


Glad we're clear.

Apparently the baby in my belly has made me take very strong positions on random issues.

BUT, in the event that such recipe titles DIDN'T annoy me, I would totally call this chicken The Most Awesome Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken in the WORLD.

Just bein' honest.

So.  This recipe idea originated with Pioneer Woman; I added more lemon juice to the marinade (it doesn't taste lemon-y; it just makes the chicken super moist and tangy), grilled it, and topped it with Swiss cheese.  Because Swiss just goes here, people.

I don't have many pictures for this post, because this is so simple.

You marinate chicken in this:

Marinate it for about 5-6 hours

You grill the chicken, and then you top it with Swiss cheese.

What's not to like.  I mean really.

The marinade makes the chicken super tender (the lemon juice breaks down the chicken), the mustard makes it tangy and the honey makes it, of course, sweet.  The blend of flavors is just wonderful.  And the Swiss cheese takes it totally over the top.

So easy and so flavorful.  Oh, and if you want to make the best grilled chicken sandwich in the world, slap some mayonnaise on a bun and put this chicken on top.

Gracious, people.  Do yourself a favor and whip this up ASAP.

Honey-Mustard Grilled Chicken
Inspired by Pioneer Woman

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
12 thin slices Swiss cheese

Combine the mustard, honey, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a gallon food storage bag.  Add the chicken and squish it around to make sure both sides of the chicken is covered in marinade.  Marinate in the refrigerator for at about 5-6 hours, turning occasionally to make sure that both sides of chicken get equal time in the marinade.

Grill the chicken for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.  Turn the grill off and top with the Swiss cheese.  Close the grill lid for about a minute to allow the cheese to melt.


Sandy said...

The bacon isn't mentioned until the very end...or can it be seen in the pic :) Just Wondering?

Elizabeth said...

I put bacon on it the first time I made but but we actually like it better without! The Swiss is so good on this chicken!

Elizabeth said...
This comment has been removed by the author.