Monday, August 26, 2013

Honey Lime Chicken {SRC}

Secret Recipe Club

I know normally on these posts I talk about how this month flew by...blah, blah, blah. I cannot believe it.  Where does the time go?  However in August that is not the case. August I like to fly by because then it is September. And September is my birthday month. I love September. Of course before August can official end I need to complete the secret recipe club post.  This month for the secret recipe club I had Burnt Apple.

I chose to make Honey Lime Chicken.   It was hard to pass up on the baked churros. I know I will be making them soon. But this chicken dish screamed summer to me. So Mr. J manned up on the grill and off we went.

The marinade was very easy to whip up. And I had all of the ingredients right in my pantry.  You cannot get much better than that for a recipe.

I got everything mixed up in the morning and the chicken had all day to soak up all of the flavors. Boy did they ever.  Each bite had a hint of lime, honey, and a tiny kick of hotness from the cayenne. Not too sweet. Not too spicy.

While the grill was on we added some ears of corn.  We also had some Cole slaw on hand. Everything together made one fine meal.  I could easily see this chicken paring with so many different options. A sign of a truly good chicken recipe.

So that was dinner. And now I can say Buh-bye August!

Honey Lime Chicken

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes, chill over night
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 4-6 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cayenne or chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
In a bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients. Reserve 6 Tbsp of the mixture in a small bowl and cover.

With a fork, make several piercings in the meat of the chicken on both sides.
Place the chicken breasts and the marinade into a ziploc bag. Seal. Move bag back and forth several times to coat the chicken completely in the marinade. Place on a plate in the refrigerator overnight, rotating bag once or twice to evenly distribute the marinade.

When ready to cook, heat a grill to medium. Place chicken breasts on it and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove from heat and serve.
Serve with 1-2 tsp of the reserved marinade if desired.
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  1. Honey lime chicken sounds amazing. I'll be trying this recipe out at my house!

  2. I'm going to have to try this. Love a little bit of heat with a little bit of sweet!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  3. Mmmm... great grilling recipe - excellent SRC choice!! Thanks for sharing, and happy almost birthday! :)

  4. Great grill marks on that chicken, it makes me salivate like a little Pavlov's dog ;-)

    Hope you are enjoying today's Reveal Day, makes a Monday feel very very special

  5. Fabulous recipe for the grill and BBQ and a great SRC pick too! Karen

  6. Those sound perfect! Happy reveal day!

  7. I love the combination of honey and lime! Great pick!

  8. This marinade sounds delicious! I will have to hurry up and give it a try before summer officially ends. Great pick this month :)

  9. What a great combination, honey and lime. Your meal looks great! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  10. I love the flavor combo with the honey and lime!! This marinade would be great for a lot of things!!

  11. I make a honey-lime chicken that's very similar and it is SO good. Great choice for the SRC!

  12. I love when I find easy recipes that I already have ingredients on hand for! This one sounds great!

  13. Yum! Sounds like a great combo and easy!! great choice

  14. Sounds like a great chicken and it looks so simple! Happy Reveal Day!

  15. Woo! September's my birthday month too :) That chicken looks delish!

  16. You're right, with great chicken recipes you can never go wrong. What's the slaw/salad you made? The plate looks amazing. The food and the colors...yum!

    1. Funny you should mention it. I just posted that recipe today. It is from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. So good!

  17. This chicken is outstanding... love the color you got on it. :)

  18. This sounds delicious! Beautiful grill work!

  19. That sounds like the perfect dinner to say buh-bye to August! I need to try grilling corn too!

  20. Snap! It's my birthday in September too - can't wait :) I love the sound of honey lime with chicken - looks really good. Happy belated SRC reveal day.


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