Honey Lime Barbecued Chicken

    1 hour

    This is a simple but delicious blend of flavours including honey, soya sauce, garlic and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight. Serve with a green salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • Oil for the barbecue grill

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a shallow container, blend soya sauce, honey, vegetable oil, lime juice and garlic. Place chicken breasts into the mixture, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes or if time permits overnight.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and barbecue chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

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    Awesome!! I made this chicken last night on the grill, and it left me wanting more! After reading some of the reviews I did tweak this to my liking. I prepared the marinade the night before. I first started with 1 batch, and realizing how little it makes, so I decided to double the recipe. I used all together 3 tbsp soy sauce, doubling calls for 6, so I cut in half, about 3 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp oil, juice from 2 fresh limes(squeezed dry), 2 tsp of garlic, and chicken(I used chicken tenders). Lowering the soy sauce and upping the honey and lime juice is key. I can see how the soy could become a prominent flavor. I marinated over night, turning once. The next day I grilled on low, and the chicken came out tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The flavor was very well blended. You could taste just a hint of everything. My family loved this. There were no leftovers disappointingly. The next time I will be sure to make a little extra marinade and set it aside. This would be great to have on hand at dinner for an extra kick of flavor and juices. Also, I served this with the oven roasted potatoes from this site, and asparagus (which we put on the grill with the chicken). I topped everything off with some fresh parmesan and romano cheese.  -  09 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This chicken was SO good! I managed to grill it perfectly, and it was very moist. I served it with cilantro lime rice, tropical fruit salad and a green salad. What a great meal. Oh, and the chicken was even better the next day on toasted bread with melted cheese, deli mustard and sliced tomatoes (my husband's creation). Thanks!  -  15 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband & I loved the flavors of this dish! The ingredients really blended well together, adding some sweetness to the dish. I marinated the chicken overnight & then placed them in a tin foil-lined pan (with the marinade, and baked in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25 minutes. I served it with steamed white rice, drizzled with the cooked sauce. Next time I will definitely try them grilled!  -  14 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)