Grilled Rosemary Honey Mustard Chicken*

It’s official. We are no longer residents of Tampa, Florida and are now citizens of Jacksonville, Florida. The move was interesting to say the least. We were lucky enough to have movers, but the movers were not the stand up group I was expecting. Three guys showed up, 2 hours late, to move us. So I already had 1 strike against them…but even better two of them were ex cons and one of them had 4 teardrop tattoos. You know the teardrop tattoo that means they killed someone. Ya that kind…so I spent most of the time hiding around outside while they packed coming up with ideas of how he killed the 4 people. Most of my scenarios came from Criminal Minds…my favorite being the one where Shemar Moore took off his shirt and saved me from ‘The Tear Drop Killer’ (you know the name we so cleverly came up with together). I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover…but I think you shouldn’t advertise that you killed people…ON YOUR FACE. Anyways, long story short, we are here!

And this is where all the recipes on this blog will be coming from for the next 2 years! I am super thrilled to have such a spacious kitchen considering we are renting a condo! Our last place was like cooking in a box…seriously a rectangle, tiny, box! Anyways the kitchen is still a work in progress of course…and I still have to figure out what to put on top of the cabinets. Any ideas?

While the kitchen may look “moved in” the bedrooms are still a huge work in progress…and with being so busy, dinners have been a lot of easy things like sandwiches, pizzas, and cereal. But there are only so many days of that before we started going a little cereal insane. So I hit up some of my favorite bloggers for their favorite chicken marinades. Josie from Pink Parsley suggested this Grilled Rosemary Chicken recipe and I am so glad I tried it! We loved it! And I loved that it was incredibly easy and took little effort on my part! Definitely something we will be having often on our new grill thanks to my Mom and Dad!


Grilled Rosemary Honey Mustard Chicken


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 lemon


Combine the garlic, oil, mustard, vinegar, honey, brown sugar, salt, pepper and rosemary in a shallow dish or large ziploc bag. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Allow to marinate chilled for at least one hour or, up to 24 hours.

Prepare grill. Grill chicken breasts 5-7 minutes per side, or until an internal temperature of 161 has been reached. Remove from grill and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 5 minutes, then top with the juice of 1/2 a lemon before serving.

Adapted from Pink Parsley, originally from Southern Living, September 2008

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55 Responses to “Grilled Rosemary Honey Mustard Chicken”

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    DessertForTwo — February 2, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    Wow, your movers are the kind of guys I cross my fingers and hope not to get! Glad your husband was there to protect you!

    I have similar cabinets with an empty space above. Ideas: display serving platters (cake platters, pretty pasta bowls, etc.) I also put a Christmas cactus on the corner of mine and it drapes down gorgeously as it grows. You could be super cool and lean vintage metal signs against the wall up there? Signs like ‘chicken coop’ or ‘farm stand’ or whatever signs say these days.

    Congrats on your new spacious kitchen!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — February 2, 2011 @ 1:47 am

    I absolutely adore your kitchen – it’s so cute!
    It’s also making me very jealous…I live in an on-campus apartment (husband is attending grad school) and it is so plain and boring. I’ll just live vicariously through you, so please keep posting pictures of it! :)

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

      I totally understand the plain, boring kitchen! That was me for the last two years! :-)

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    Three-Cookies — February 2, 2011 @ 3:55 am

    Glad everything went smoothly. About those guys, here’s another perspective. Its better to have them on your side working for you rather than working against you:) There is a cruder version of this saying but its better if I don’t write it here

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    Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) — February 2, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Congrats on your move and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my site. I’m so pleased to have found another food blog to follow – especially one with such beautiful photos!
    Whether it’s Tampa or Jacksonville, I am TERRIBLY jealous of anyone who can grill chicken and vegetables in January! I am getting rather tired of roasting, steaming, and sauteeing indoors here in New Jersey. I can’t wait for the spring!
    Good to meet you!
    — Rivki

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

      I am thinking about you while I sit outside on my balcony in the 70 degree weather! LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself! It is very nice to meet you too!

      • Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

        OOOOOH, you are MEAN!

        • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

          LOL! If you can get yourself down here, I’ll buy you a margarita to make it up to ya! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — February 2, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    love your new kitchen!!!! looks beautiful :)

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    jenna laughs — February 2, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    You are too funny. I followed your blog last month and I’ve been enjoying reading your posts ever since! Congratulations on the new, super cute kitchen. Can’t wait to see what you create :)

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    Katie — February 2, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    Your new kitchen looks so awesome!!!! I love it. Jealous – I am still cooking in a tiny little box… :)

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

      I promise that one day the tiny little box kitchen will be a thing of the past! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Happy When Not Hungry — February 2, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    I am glad you survived your move (literally)!! Your kitchen looks great and this chicken/rosemary combo looks amazing. I love your header too!!!

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    Rachel @ the Avid Appetite — February 2, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Congrats on your new abode! The kitchen looks gorgeous :)

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    Michelle — February 2, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    Your new kitchen is adorable! I love the spice racks on the wall. Where did you find them?

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:05 pm


      The spice racks are not spice racks at all! They are from Ikea! They are actually sold in the bathroom section. They had them in white and in black. And they sell the jars there 4 for $3. And they are actual “Spice Jars”.

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    Shannon O'Connell — February 2, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    I love your new kitchen!!! I also love that you have Criminal Minds fantasies, too! Although, mine usually involve Hotch (I’ve been in love since Dharma & Greg).

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    Kitten with a Whisk — February 2, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    I love the color of your kitchen. For the cabinets, I would go to thrift stores or yard sales and pick up some interesting pitchers or vases.

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    Roxan — February 2, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    I love your kitchen! It’s so open and opens directly into the living area. Sigh… I long for a kitchen like that. Seriously my kitchen is so teeny tiny and separated from the rest of the house. I can barely even roll out my yoga mat on the ground (not that I do yoga in there, but just to give you a sense of how small it is)!

    This chicken looks great and I can’t wait to see what other recipes come out of this new kitchen!

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

      LOL! I just imagined you doing downward dog in your kitchen! Too funny!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 2, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Congrats on getting moved in! What a bright & pretty kitchen!

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

      When are you going to share a photo of your new kitchen?!

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    Lainey_Elizabeth — February 2, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    That chicken is awesome! I have made it before too…delicious! My cabinets are like that and I have put some baskets, wine bottles and serving platters up there…

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    The Cooking Teacher — February 2, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Congratulations! We just moved too and it’s so crazy. The kitchen is the first thing to setup and get back into! The kitchen looks great – happy cooking :c)

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    Melissa Bakes — February 2, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    You always make me laugh! I’m glad your move went semi-well, but your kitchen looks beautiful!

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    laurren — February 2, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Hi, Jessica!

    Thank you for the comment on my blog! I’m so excited to check out your blog! It looks awesome and I love your kitchen! It would lovely to have a kitchen this large to cook in. Instead, mine is the size of a closet. : ( boo.

    The boots in my post actually came from the boutique I manage. We have them on sale right now for 40% off. If you really love them,I’m sure we could ship them to you if you wanted to get a pair. They are by Matisse. You might even be able to find them on sale online somewhere.

    Hope you have a great day! : )

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    Joanne — February 2, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    Congrats on the move! The new place looks beautiful. and yeah…I would have been going to cardiac arrest if someone who had KILLED FOUR PEOPLE was moving my stuff. Maybe whenever I move I’ll have relatives move my stuff for me. You know…the ones who are studying theology or something.

    Those chicken cutlets sound great! Love the simplicity.

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    Cara — February 2, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    scary! glad to know you made it there and safely though! love the kithen! I am in love with fiestaware pitchers or different colored platters but that’s me!

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    Coralie — February 2, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    You’ve taught me something with that teardrop tattoo story!
    Congratulations on the new kitchen, I hope I get something like that when I move in a couple of weeks…

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

      Good luck with your move girl! I know it can be a major pain!

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    Suzy — February 2, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    Sounds delish! And I love the new kitchen! I had to laugh at the “you don’t advertise you killed people..on your face” ha!

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    Kerry — February 2, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my space. This place, and you, are so lovely! Can’t wait to spend more time poking around. I think this will really upgrade my meal planning!

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    themilkmanswife — February 2, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Girl, I hear ya about the movers!! I had similar feelings when we had people doing that for us a couple weeks ago. It just feels WEIRD! I left the house completely and let my husband deal with them. LOL.

    Love the new kitchen and I super jealous of your lovely grilled meal! Everything looks so fresh and yummy. :) We moved out of our old house two weeks ago and we STILL don’t have a place to go in our new city. UGH. Good luck getting settled!!

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

      SO glad I am not the only one! I hate to be one of those judge-y people…but at the same time when you talk about being an ex-con in front of me…what else do you expect? LOL

      I hope you find somewhere soon! That is crazy!

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    Kelsey — February 2, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Congratulations on the new place. Your new kitchen is super cute!

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    Molly Jean — February 2, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    I’m loving your new kitchen!! So clean and crisp looking. Did you choose the wall color? It’s very pretty!

    • Jessica replied: — February 2nd, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

      Thanks MJ! Yup it was just plain when we moved in. We bought the paint for $12! It is the One Coat Killz paint! Worked like a dream and really only took one coat!

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    Kocinera — February 2, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    I’m always looking for something new to do with chicken, so this recipe is perfect! All the different layers of flavor sound delicious. Congrats on your new place, too!!

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    Evan @swEEts — February 2, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Isn’t it great to go from a small kitchen to a bigger one!? I did that earlier this year! I love getting a little sneak peak into other bloggers kitchens :) Yours is lovely!

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    Sharlene — February 2, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Congratulations on the successful move (though not yet entirely finished)! The new kitchen looks great. I’m super jealous that you can grill right now because between the blizzards and ice here there’s not a grill in sight :(

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    Hopie — February 3, 2011 @ 5:31 am

    Wow, beautiful new kitchen. You’re lucky! And how nice to have a grill! I’m glad you survived the move (and the movers) :-)

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    Laura Flowers — February 3, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    EEkkkk! Omgosh. I’m glad you are not DEAD! Your kitchen is lovely, now just keep all your doors and windows locked!


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    The Teacher Cooks — February 3, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I love grilled chicken and yours looks delicious. I love Southern Living and don’t know how I missed this recipe.

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    Dawn — February 3, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    Welcome to the area! This recipe looks like a great start.

    When I used to put stuff on top of my cabinets I would put white lights and greenery. It was really pretty to turn the lights on when we were entertaining or just for us at night.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 3, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    LOVE your category “ass friendly.” Wish I had thought of that one. This looks like a good ass-friendly dinner, which is what I’m on the hunt for right now :)

    Ok, I can totally relate to the small box kitchen thing. Your new kitchen is wonderful. A bit of advice… I put all kinds of cutesy things (bowls, etc) on top of my cupboards and then decided I’d climb up and move things around. I slipped off the counter and landed on one arm and broke my elbow (this happened a couple of years ago). So BE CAREFUL ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jessica replied: — February 7th, 2011 @ 12:53 am

      Thanks Lori :-) Ass Friendly is my way of getting around the diet word. Plus it is so much more fun to say!

      And thanks for the heads up! I am so sorry you had to deal with that! Yuck! I broke my arm when I was younger and never want to go through that again. Not fun! Luckily I have a 6’4 husband to play decorator for me!

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    CaSaundra — February 4, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    Glad your all settled–looks like a super cute place too! :-)

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    Chiara — February 9, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Congrats on your new house in Jacksonville! I really enjoy that area. And thanks for posting so many ass-friendly recipes, it’s always good to find more!

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    Mandy — February 12, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    I am so jealous of your kitchen! We own a baby condo with a baby kitchen, which I am VERY, very used to. But still. I dream of BIG and bright some day.

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    Cary — April 16, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    This chicken is awesome! I’ve gone back to this MANY times! Plan on making it for a entire family dinner tonight! LOVE your blog!!!!

    • Jessica replied: — April 16th, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

      Thanks Cary! It is so nice to hear that!

      And we love this chicken as well — I actually just made it again last week! :-)

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    Jennifer — July 4, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    This marinade is delicious. My husband said “Whatever you did to this chicken is so good.” Thanks for the recipe!

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