This recipe for Honey Lime Chicken is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. This is the second recipe for my March Fresh Flavor which is Lime. It’s easy and quick to put together. The cooking time is equally as fast which makes it perfect for nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry.
One of my favorite time savers is using minced garlic in a tube. I find it in the produce department usually by the fresh herbs. It has a long shelf life so you can store it in your refrigerator for several weeks. It’s not quite like fresh garlic but it’s much better than something like garlic powder.
- 3 T. soy sauce
- 1 T. fresh lime juice
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 T. honey
- 1 t. minced garlic
- 4 medium chicken breasts or the equivalent in chicken tenderloins
- Add ingredients to a medium bowl in the order they are listed. This allows the honey to fall right off the measuring spoon.
- Put chicken in a ziploc bag.
- Pour marinade over chicken and seal. Turn bag several times to coat chicken.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Longer is better, up to 4 hours.
- Grill chicken on a hot outdoor grill until center is white and juices run clear.
- I used a grill pan on the stove top on medium heat. Cook chicken 2 minutes per side. Finish off in a 350 degree oven for 20 – 30 minutes depending on the size of your pieces.
- Serve over rice if desired.
As the chicken grills, the marinade caramelizes and makes a lovely coating on the chicken. My husband basically eats anything I put in front of him with usually no comment. I think he’s just grateful to come home from work and find that there’s something to eat! He finished this chicken and in passing said it was “outstanding.” So there you have it!
If you need a dessert to go with your Honey Lime Chicken, here is Lime Cake with White Chocolate Frosting. I have one more recipe to share and will be posting on Tuesday, March 26th over at Positively Splendid. I hope you can join me!
I hope you are having a lovely week so far and where ever you are the sky is blue…thanks for stopping by!
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