Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Super Easy Grilled Honey Lime Chicken. Sweet, zesty and crispy on the outside! All you need is 6 ingredients to make this recipe!

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It’s grilling season and I am so excited to fire up the grill. This Grilled Honey Lime Chicken is one of my favorite grilling recipes.

The chicken gets marinated for 30 minutes or overnight with a sweet and tart marinade. The chicken comes out incredibly juicy and tender. I like using chicken thighs for this recipe. The skin stays crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

The marinade is equal parts lime juice and honey with fresh garlic and a splash of soy sauce. I reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade to brush on top before serving.

Ingredients

  • Bone in and skin on chicken thighs: I love using bone in and skin on chicken thighs in this recipe. The skin gets crispy on the outside and the bone helps it to stay juicy on the inside. This recipe can be made with boneless chicken thighs or breasts. Just shorten the cooking time.
  • Lime Juice: The fresh squeezed lime juice give the chicken a nice tang. It also helps to tenderize the meat.
  • Honey: Gives the chicken a bit of sweetness and provides a nice glaze for the chicken.
  • Garlic: I always have to have garlic!
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce: If you do not have low sodium soy sauce you can substitute regular soy sauce with water so it’s not too salty. You can also substitute coconut aminios for a gluten free version!
  • Cilantro: Fresh chopped cilantro for serving gives the chicken a burst of color and flavor!

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How to make Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

  • Add fresh squeezed lime juice, honey, garlic and low sodium soy soy to a medium bowl. Pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag reserving 1/4 cup of the marinade for brushing on top before serving.
  • Add in chicken and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 30 minutes.
  • When you’re ready to cook heat your grill to medium high heat.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Brush the remaining marinade mixture on top of the chicken.
  • Serve immediately with fresh cilantro if desired.

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Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Super Easy Grilled Honey Lime Chicken. Sweet, zesty and crispy on the outside!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs bone in and skin on
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • fresh cilantro for serving

Instructions

  1. *Note: Prep time does not include marinating time*
  2. Add all of the marinade ingredients to a medium bowl. Pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag reserving 1/4 cup of the marinade for brushing on top before serving.

  3. Add in chicken and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 30 minutes.

  4. When you're ready to cook heat your grill to medium high heat.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until fully cooked.

  6. Brush the remaining marinade mixture on top of the chicken.
  7. Serve immediately with fresh cilantro if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 88IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

 

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  • Honey and lime is a combination I have never tried for chicken. Honey and lemon is great on salmon, so I’m optimistic here. Thanks for the idea…might be a fun way to change things up for Independence Day!