Honey Lime Chicken




This Honey Lime chicken is a new favorite.OH. SWEET. MERCY. LOVE IT (Said in a kind of sing-songy voice that if you know me you can totally hear in your head right now)! It’s so juicy and flavorful. You. Must. Try. It. Tomorrow is good. Please report back. 😉


And, guess what? I made it in my NuWave. Didn’t it turn out beautiful?! And I’ve also posted about the side recipe as we received so many emails asking for it. It’s really simple, and totally made up so we call it fiesta rice. It goes perfectly with the chicken especially if you’re making it during the summer and you can use fresh corn and tomatoes. But during the winter works too!


Is Honey Safe To Eat?

Processed, packaged honey is safe to eat.

Raw honey can contain spores of a certain bacteria that could cause botulism.

Raw honey is safe for most healthy adults, but it can be dangerous for infants and pregnant women. 


Can You Use Honey Instead of Sugar In Recipes?

Yes, you can substitute honey for sugar in most recipes.

To use honey in place of 1 cup of sugar, use 2 tablespoons less honey, and add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and reduce another liquid in the recipe by 3 tablespoons.

The flavor and texture will be slightly different, but you may think it is even better.


How Long Will Cooked Chicken Keep?

Cooked chicken will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.


Honey Lime Chicken

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Honey Lime Chicken

Prep Time8 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes
Keyword: chicken, honey, lime, main dish
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Sweet Basil



  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2 limes, plus the zest of both limes
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • In a large ziploc combine all of the ingredients, and squish the bag to mix everything.
  • Add chicken to bag, turn to coat and reseal.
  • Place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Heat your BBQ or the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grill until cooked through on each side (usually 5-6 minutes per side) or bake for 30 min.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 34.2g | Cholesterol: 110.4mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5.9g
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Carrian Cheney

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

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7 comments on “Honey Lime Chicken”

  1. When you say “2 pounds chicken,” do you mean boneless/skinless breasts, bone-in thighs, what? Thanks!

  2. ‘does anyone have the recipe for the side shown with this chicken? Looks delicious and I would love to try this! Thanks

  3. The honey chicken looks simply delish! Interesting NuWave oven…

  4. All my friends are going vegetarian lately, but I know myself and I know I could never give up my beloved chicken. I love it so. That recipe sounds refreshing and lovely!

  5. What all is in your black bean and corn salad to the side? It all looks so good!