Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken

Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken
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This is simple, grilled chicken gets a tangy and slightly sweet flavor from a honey-lime marinade. Pair with a vegetable that you can throw on the grill with it, like this simple Grilled Sesame Asparagus. If you don't want to grill, you could cook the chicken on your stovetop or bake it in the oven. Make a double batch and save the leftovers to add to a wrap or salad for lunch the next day.

  • Prep time
    1 hr
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 chicken breast
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 chicken breast
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 3g
    • Added Sugars 3g
  • Protein 24g
  • Potassium 240mg
  • Phosphorus 180mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 3 Lean protein



  • lime juice
    1/3 cup
  • garlic (chopped)
    2 clove
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • honey
    1 tbsp
  • chopped green onions
    1/4 cup
  • chopped fresh cilantro
    1/2 cup
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 lbs


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, honey, onions, cilantro, and salt.

  2. Put the chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade to the bag and lay it flat in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Note: The longer the chicken is left to marinate, the more flavorful it will become.

  3. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Cook on the grill or stovetop for 5-8 minutes on each side, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.