Rosemary Mustard Chicken

Rosemary Mustard Chicken

The fragrance of the rosemary and the tartness of the mustard is great in this grilled chicken dish! Great as an appetizer to serve with drinks.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

◇ Chicken thigh meat
200-300 g
Salt and pepper
a pinch of each
Butter (to finish)
1 tablespoon
* Plastic bag
* Aluminum foil
2 sheets
For the marinade:
☆ Olive oil
1 tablespoon
☆ Sake
1 tablespoon
☆ Water
1 tablespoon
☆ Grainy mustard
1 tablespoon
☆ Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
☆ Honey (or sugar)
1 teaspoon
Rosemary (fresh)
2 sprigs


1. Combine the marinade ingredients marked ☆ (olive oil, sake, water, grainy mustard, soy sauce, honey or sugar) and mix well together.
2. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Put into a plastic bag with the rosemary.
3. Add the combined marinade from Step 1, and massage well with your hands over the bag.
4. Push the air out of the plastic bag, close it up and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate. If you have the time, it tastes even better if you let it marinate for half a day or overnight.
5. Stack 2 sheets of aluminium foil together, and pinch up the 4 corners to make it into a kind of plate. Put in the chicken pieces skin side down, and put the rosemary sprigs from the marinade and butter on top.
6. Place on a grill (foil and all) and grill at medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until nicely browned but not burned.
7. Cooking times will vary depending on your grill so please watch the chicken and adjust. Done!
8. In this photo I've added 2 small potatoes cut into fourths, placed between the chicken pieces and cooked together.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to use the rosemary that I'm growing in my garden!