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Honey Lime Chicken

Simple, Versatile Honey Lime Chicken Breast

Honey Lime Chicken

Amanda Haas


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.

Honey Lime Chicken


  1. 3 tablespoons honey, divided
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1⁄4 teaspoon red chile flakes
    1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    1⁄2 teaspoon grated lime rind
    Cooking spray


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat.
  3. 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.

Amanda Haas is the culinary director of Williams-Sonoma's test kitchen. She's also the mother of 2 beautifully energetic boys, a cookbook author, a cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her cookbook, Real Family Food, features this and other family-friendly recipes. Amanda's newest cookbook, featuring delicious dishes focused on health and well-being, will be published by Chronicle Books at the end of the year.




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