Grilled Honey Lemon Basil Chicken

honey lemon basil chicken

I believe that we all need to let our light shine. If we all spent more time building each other up we all would be succeeding and feeling more peace, love and happiness. In fact my husband told me that there are people who breath life and then there’s the life suckers.


Life Breathers

Some people breath life into you. They make you stronger, better, lovelier and you walk away a better person. Everyone take a moment and think, who is it in your life that breathes life into you? For me, it is, of course my husband, but there are many others. Read the link above if you haven’t already to know why he sustains and supports me.


Life Suckers

Then there are the life suckers. They suck the life out of everyone. They can’t keep friendships because they are so sad and unhappy that they cannot stop dragging others down as well. These are the people who are always looking to build themselves up, whether by lying, gossiping, tearing others down and what not. They may not even realize that they do it, but they do. And here is the tricky thing, these people will drag you down, but you may not even realize it.


I’ve learned that I can watch my actions and what I say, but that I do not have to keep those people in my life. In fact, I don’t have to feel anger towards them at all, but instead love them for who they are and pray that they will have experiences to change their hearts. It’s not that they aren’t in your life because you are being mean or wish ill will upon them, instead it’s choosing to surround yourself with “life breathers”, ones that will make you better and that you can be safe with.

honey lemon basil chicken

It’s time for a constant effort to be “life breathers”… It’s time to not only be one ourselves, but to help others be them as well. It’s time to surround ourselves with the good, and strong.


Honey Lemon Grilled Chicken original recipe was posted on Where Women Cook.


And I couldn’t end this post without mentioning Stephanie from, The Daily Blarg. Stephanie is how I got hooked up with Where Women Cook. I cannot wait to get to know the women behind both sites. I guarantee that they are wonderful people.

Grilled Honey Lemon Basil Chicken

Grilled Honey Lemon Basil Chicken


  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Montreal Chicken Seasoning
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup Fresh Basil, Chiffonade
  • 6 Boneless Chicken Thighs


  1. Whisk together the zest, lemon juice, honey, montreal chicken seasoning and place in a large glass dish.
  2. Remove a couple of tablespoons to a bowl.
  3. Add the chicken thighs to the glass dish and turn over in the marinade.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour or up to overnight.
  5. Heat the grill to medium heat and place the thighs on the grill.
  6. Cook for 4-6 minutes and then turn over.
  7. Baste the chicken with the small bowl of the unused marinade and cook an additional 4-6 minutes.
  8. Remove to a platter and tent with foil.
  9. Allow to rest for 2 minutes and then serve with the basil sprinkled over.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 392 Calories
  • Total Fat: 24.8g
  • Cholesterol: 146mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17.7g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Protein: 24.9g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.