I have a small confession to make... I'm on the Paleo bandwagon and I am not ashamed of it. Don't judge until you've read everything about everything... and then please still don't judge. I get that someone people say, "Oh, it's just another diet fad." and those people are entitled to their opinion. For me and my relationship with food, well, that's for another post on another day. The reason I'm making this confession... because everything I make, I attempt to make it Paleo. I don't always get it totally strict Paleo, but I'm working toward that. Sometime last year, I did the 30 day Paleo thing. It was awesome! I've never felt so good and lost so much weight! It is something that I plan on working back into as my regular lifestyle.
So... back to this fab chicken. It smelled so good on the grill and tastes like yum! It has this beautiful yellow curry color from the mustard. And yes, it's paleo. I made my own honey mustard marinade and cut up a whole chicken. Add to that roasted brussel sprouts & roasted broccoli with some off the cob charred corn and there were barely leftovers.
Honey Mustard Marinade
Honey pre-made Mustard
1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp minced onion
1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne 1 c water water (more or less)
The warm water is to help everything come together. Add spices and half of the water to bowl. Quick whisk. Begin adding honey and mustard to bowl, whisking as you add until you've reached the desired flavor. Mine was more mustard than honey but you may like yours more honey than mustard.
Cut up whole chicken into pieces (if you're not sure how check out the food network's website) or you can do just legs and thighs or chicken boobs or kabobs or whatever floats your boat. Add chicken to ziplock bag, pour over marinade. Let it sit in the fridge at 2 hours, preferably longer. Light up the grill, cook until done, probably 30 - 45 mins depending on the pieces of chicken used. I did brush some of the marinade onto the chicken while it was cooking, which gave it more flavor. If you want to do that, save about a cup out of the mix for the grill. Enjoy!