Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken with Sweet Mesquite Beans

This delicious Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken is made with the best sweet mesquite beans! This easy and healthy chicken dinner recipe is perfect for family meals!

Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken with Sweet Mesquite Beans

Summer is coming!! Especially for us West Coast folks. I love breaking out my grill and preparing simple and flavorful dinner for the family. I always have my stovetop grill handy for times like this when it’s not quite grilling time, but I really feel like grilling 🙂

When Bush’s Beans asked if I would like to partner with them for their Bush’s Grilling Beans project this summer I said yes, yes and yes! We are crazy about beans in our house and wait until you try the varieties of Bush’s Grilling Beans. They are incredible!

I developed this simple marinated chicken drumstick recipe that pairs perfect with Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Beans. The sweet and smokiness of the beans are finger licking good with my chicken. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s your simple line up. I forgot to mention how inexpensive chicken drumsticks are. The whole family can eat for cheap cheap tonight 🙂

How to Make The Best Chicken Dinner

I started by stirring some Dijon Mustard with two of my favorite herbs….rosemary and thyme. Use your favorites as a substitute!

Break out a nice fresh lemon. 2 halves worked great. Add a little salt and pepper too 🙂

Add your olive oil then whisk away!

Let those chicken pieces get nice and cozy in the marinade for a good 30 minutes.

Time to grill! If you don’t feel like breaking out the ol’ outside grill, use an indoor stovetop grill. I love mine!

Let grill about 5 minutes each side, turning on all 4 sides.

First side looks nice and browned. You’ll want that nice color on all sides 🙂

Right before your chicken is done, warm up these delicious beans on the stovetop.

So excited for you guys to try these if you haven’t already. Great flavor, and such a perfect side for grilling!

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Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken with Sweet Mesquite Beans

This delicious Lemon Herb BBQ Chicken is made with the best sweet mesquite beans! This easy and healthy chicken dinner recipe is perfect for family meals!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Grill


  • 3 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried crushed rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (1 nice lemon)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 lbs chicken drumsticks 4-8 pieces


  • In a large bowl mix together the Dijon, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil until well combined. Add Chicken pieces, stirring marinade over chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
  • Preheat indoor or outdoor grill over medium heat, grease with oil before use.
  • With grilling tongs, remove marinated chicken from marinade and carefully place onto hot grill. Grill about 5 minutes each side turning 4 times to get all sides of chicken browned. When chicken is cooked through, remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a side of Bush's Mesquite Grilling Beans and a salad of your choice.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: bbq chicken recipe, best grilled chicken recipe, chicken dinner recipe, grilled chicken recipe, healthy chicken dinner, healthy chicken dinner recipe, lemon herb chicken, mesquite beans




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26 Responses
  1. ana

    Wow. Looks amazing. It’s chilly here in MD this year…yes, it’s April, but I’m not sure where my spring is this year…anyway, I’m super lazy about cleaning up grease off my cooktop so I do the minimum frying, grilling, anything that splatters grease around.
    what I am getting at is do you think it’ll work in the oven?

  2. erica

    slightly confused… the picture shows garlic salt – but the recipe says kosher salt. Also – there is no mention of when you are supposed to add the lemon juice in the recipe directions?

  3. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    I absolutely love chicken legs and Bush’s beans so this is a winning combo in my book! Great recipe, Jenny!

  4. Julie @ Table for Two

    this looks so good! the marinade has the perfect ingredients, as I love dijon mustard in marinades! i can’t wait to break out my grill at my new house!! soo excited:)

  5. DessertForTwo

    This looks delicious! I love the marinade! It’s so simple, but it’s something I wouldn’t have thought of myself. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Living The Sweet Life

    I have a sad confession to make … I’ve never had Bar-be-que and bean together ๐Ÿ™ – – terrible, right? I clearly have been living under a rock ~ this looks like a great meal and I LOOOOOOVEE bar-be-que!

  7. Cookin' Canuck

    That chicken looks fantastic, Jenny! I’ll bet it would pair with the beans perfectly.

  8. Cookbook Queen

    Such an easy and delicious Summer dinner!! Drumsticks are my son’s favorite, so these will be happening soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

    These look great! I love anything that uses cheap chicken and we’ve been grilling like crazy around here, too. Thanks!

  10. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser

    Mmmmm the chicken looks fantastic! I have never heard of the mesquite beans but they look like a great addition to this meal and I’ll have to try them out. Great recipe Jenny!

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