Honey Lime Grilled Chicken

grilled honey lime chicken recipe

I made that!!! ^^^ If I can, annnnnnyyybody can!

In my quest to make chicken a bit more exciting I began searching for new recipes and I stumbled upon this honey lime chicken recipe. I have never had chicken with honey OR lime and tend to be a bit picky – though I’m getting better as I get older. When I tasted this chicken fresh off the grill, it was mouth. watering. It was like my taste buds were dancing.

Most of my life I’ve eaten just about everything pretty plain. Lately I’ve been starting to experiment more with peppers, onions, seasonings and spices and I feel like I’ve been missing out all this time!

AND…is it wrong to get excited while boiling beans? Because I totally did. I haven’t made them before and it was awesome watching them boil and turn from a blah green to a bright green. It was magical.

See? (and if you look closely, you can even see steam)

fresh steaming green beans

Aren’t they beautiful? They tasted SO MUCH BETTER than green beans in a can and we didn’t add a thing to them. No added salt, butter, nothin. No, I’m not surprised at how great they tasted, I only wish we had started making more fresh foods sooner!  They were DE-LISH.

And in an effort to keep your mouth watering, here is the plate of the honey lime chicken:

grilled honey lime chicken 1

That is restaurant quality right there. I don’t care what anybody says.

The taste was amazing and the chicken was tender and juicy, not dry. And guess what? Even the kids loved it!


  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (or 4 limes)
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparing the chicken

All I did to the chicken was wash it, remove the big fatty pieces and then I smashed it with a mallet to tenderize it. THAT was fun. We only had one big freezer bag (left from the homemade rhubarb cake that my mom-in-law brought over) and it had a hole in it so I couldn’t use it for the marinade. Sooo, I used it for the tenderizing. I simply cut the bag and placed the chicken in between the layers and smashed it just enough to make it flat. It worked pretty well and made no mess. Yay!

Preparing the marinade

To make the marinade, I combined the honey, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper into a casserole dish and mixed it all together pretty well. Then I let the chicken marinate in the covered casserole dish for about an hour. After that, it was thrown on the grill for a few minutes and that’s it!

Super easy, delicious and healthy.

Q. What’s your favorite way to make chicken?

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Mindi is the founder and author of Build Your Dream Body. She's happily married in a blended family of six. After struggling with clinical depression in her teens and early 20's, she found freedom in fitness and hopes to motivate and inspire other women to do the same. This blog is her journey.
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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

  2. This looks delicious!! Great mix of protien, carbs and veggies :). And you’re right- fresh food is AMAZING- the first time I had fresh steamed brocolli, I was in heaven- so much better than frozen!

  3. That looks really good… I will have to give it a try. Not too found of honey, but I’m sure with the mixture of the garlic and lime it dies it down a bit. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the healthy tips. My daughter and I really love chicken and your recipe is a big help for me to present a chicken dish with a twist. 3 thumbs up!

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
    Looks easy to make and looks and sounds delicious .

  6. This recipe looks great! Anything that is marinated in honey I’m a fan of. Look forward to making this soon.

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