Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken

by Jessica on July 10, 2012

Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken from My Baking Heart

This is another recipe that was badly in need of an updated photograph. I originally posted this chicken four years ago this month and I’m ashamed of the photo that accompanied it then. Fortunately, to abate my absurd obsession with perfection, I can change things like that. As mentioned below, this is a super-easy chicken recipe that is a classic when it comes to Summer Grilling.

With company showing up in less than 30 minutes, I needed something great and I needed it fast! So, I reached for my copy of ‘Best Chicken Recipes’. And guess what?? I found this little gem and it WAS good. So much so, that I’ve made it several times since!

Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken

Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 3 limes, plus wedges for garnish
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


From limes, grate 2 tsp peel and squeeze 1/4 juice. In a small bowl, with a fork, mix honey, garlic, coriander, salt, pepper, lime juice and 1 tsp lime peel.

Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Drizzle lime mixture over chicken and marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Preheat grill to medium heat. When ready, grill chicken over indirect heat for 18 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until juices run clear. Transfer chicken to serving dish. Sprinkle with cilantro and remaining 1 tsp lime peel and serve with lime wedges.

Adapted from: 'Baked Honey-Lime Drumsticks' in Good Housekeeping's 100 Best Chicken Recipes

Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken from My Baking Heart


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Knife And Fork July 20, 2008 at 2:58 am

I have read through some discussion previously about the benefits of honey. Knife And Fork


2 Kira July 20, 2008 at 9:27 am

Yum! I’m always looking for new flavorful chicken recipes. I’ll have to try this one.


3 Melissa July 20, 2008 at 10:05 am

These look really good! I love the lime/honey/cilantro combination.


4 Amy (Aggiesgirl06) July 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

TAG! Go to my blog! 🙂


5 Joelen July 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Looks great and I love the honey lime combo flavor!


6 momma g July 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

These were soooo good! They had just enough tang, from the lime, and just enought sweetness, from the honey, to make them delicious. This was so easy to fix! It will be a go-to recipe for drop-ins!! Beautiful photo!!


7 Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} July 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Mmm, great update on the picture! This sounds like a fantastic and healthy summer meal. 😉


8 April July 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

This looks amazing-simple and delicious yet full of flavor! Def going to have to add this to my list 🙂


9 yummychunklet July 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Honey and lime are delicious on chicken. Great post!


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