Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Easy? Yup!

Delicious? Yup! 

Perfectly seasonal? Yup! 

Able to inspire love? Yup? Yup! Read on and I’ll explain more about this simple, yummy chicken and how people will go crazy mad for you whenever you serve it!

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I’ve been making riffs on this recipe for years but the text I got from my son recently makes me think that I’ve finally got it right. Last week I left a platter of this chicken on the counter before my daughter and I made the hour + drive to her hockey practice and when my son got home from work I got this text, “Love u so much”. I thought he had mistakenly sent it to me instead of his girlfriend but nope! My boy loves me for my chicken! And I can’t say I blame him. This honey lime chicken is tender and full of that sweet/tangy thing that makes every bite so irresistible! It's perfect for stress-free summer BBQ's!!

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Grill up some tonight and feel the love yourself!! 

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Makes 8-10 servings
Prep Time:  5 minutes, plus at least 1 hour and up to 24 for marinating; Cook Time:  15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken


These are all estimates--most often I don't really measure but just eyeball it and after you make this a few times you'll probably find that you don't need to pull out those measuring cups either. Also, this scales up really well if you want to double the recipe for large crowds.

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • The juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Extra limes cut into wedges for garnish

The Recipe

1.  In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, honey, oil, lime juice and garlic together. Place the chicken in a large resealable bag or in a large bowl and pour the marinade over it. Toss the chicken to coat. Seal the bag or cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 24.

2. Spray a grill with non-stick cooking spray or brush with oil and then preheat to medium heat. Cook the chicken for several minutes turning with tongs every few minutes, so that you get those nice sear marks and the chicken is entirely cooked through. How long you cook will depend on the thickness of your chicken and how well done you like it. Remove chicken from the grill to a platter, top with extra limes for garnish and serve. If you're lucky you'll have leftovers which can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days and make the yummiest sandwiches.


Note:  Recipe adapted from years of pitter-pattering around the kitchen.

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