Honey Lime Chicken

Honey Lime Chicken I had been messing around with these ingredients for months and at 9:30 one morning I finally got it right! (Yes, I was grilling at 9:30 a.m. and eating chicken as my second breakfast.) This chicken tastes great with a romaine salad and a side of corn, or sliced and turned into tacos with rice and beans.
  • tick Needs Extra Time to Marinate or Sit
  • tick Chicken
  • tick Gluten Free
  • tick Dairy Free
  • tick Easy Entertaining


  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless half chicken breasts (about 6 oz each)
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • cooking spray


Combine 2 tablespoons honey and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally.

Preheat grill to high heat.

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon honey and lime rind. Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side, basting with honey mixture during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Serving size: 1 chicken breast half

CALORIES 239; FAT 4g (sat 0.8g, mono 1.7g, poly 0.7g); PROTEIN 39.5g; CARB 9.4g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOL 99mg; IRON 1.4mg; SODIUM 232mg; CALC 24mg


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  • Monica Rogozinski says:

    can this be done in the oven or just the grill?

  • Lisa says:

    Wow! Great thinking! JK

  • Ann says:

    This was delicious and very easy to throw together, which is a big plus for me with 2 small children. My husband is on a strict diet for health issues and so this really worked well with his restrictions as well. I realized I was going to make this late in the day, and so didn't have time to marinate for the suggested amount of time. I decided to go for it anyway. I marinated it for about an hour with small skinless boneless chicken breasts and it tasted great. I can only imagine what it would be like if I had the chance to let it marinate longer. Definitely one to do again and again. I served it with roasted vegetables and a very simple spinach salad.

  • Kim Regan says:

    I love this marinade! It's so convenient because I always have these Ingredients at home. So delicious, just the right amount of spicy kick!

  • Suzanna Ice says:

    @ Monica: I was in a time crunch so I pounded the chicken to 1/4 in thickness and broiled on high for 9-10 minutes. I thought it worked well. It was probably not as tasty (or pretty) as it would have been grilled, but my family enjoyed it and it was a quick fix.

  • Stefanie Cannizzo says:

    This was amazing!! My kids loved it and can't wait for the next time we have it. Great recipe!!