Grilled Chicken with Honey Lime Marinade

Grilled Chicken with Honey Lime Marinade

This is the perfect marinade for chicken. Lime juice softens the meat’s proteins, making them more tender, while honey helps to brown the skin. Marinate 1 -3 days, covered and chilled.
Yields: Makes enough for 2 lbs. chicken


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, plus the zest of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons mild honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger or powdered ginger
  • 2 lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

How to Make It

  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Put chicken in a nonreactive baking dish and pour marinade over, turning to coat.
  2. If you like a stickier glaze, mix 2 more tbsp. honey with 1 more tbsp. lime juice and brush onto chicken during last 5 minutes of cooking.
  3. Grill for 5 – 6 minutes each side.
  4. Serve over a bed of Jasmine Rice or Baked Sweet Potatoes