Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Super Easy Grilled Honey Lime Chicken. Sweet, zesty and crispy on the outside!

the-best-honey-lime-chicken-thighsIt’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 overnight with a sweet and tart marniade. 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.

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


Grill the chicken over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes on both sides and serve with fresh cilantro on top!


Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

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Serves: 4
Super Easy Grilled Honey Lime Chicken. Sweet, zesty and crispy on the outside!


  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • fresh cilantro for serving


  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 ¼ of the marinade for brushing on top before serving.
  3. Add in chicken and place in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum of three hours.
  4. When you're ready to cook heat your grill to medium high heat.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until fully cooked.
  6. Brush the remaining marinade mixture on top of the chicken.
  7. Serve immediately with fresh cilantro if desired.
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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!