Honey Lime Chicken

Today you are getting a quick and easy recipe.  Everyone needs a collection of quick and easy recipes.  The ones you pull out when feeling uninspired.  For those, “I don’t know what to fix for dinner” days.

Two things I always have on hand are chicken and rice.   Chicken and rice is a great go to, it’s a “I don’t know what to fix for dinner tonight kind of meal.”  But just plain old chicken and rice can get boring so today’s recipe is a quick and easy dressup for that  good old stand by using things you most likely already have on hand.  The recipe is one I tore out of Sunset magazine a while back and knew it would come in handy one day!

Honey Lime Chicken

The recipe uses a fresh squeezed lime.  I try to always have some type of citrus – orange, lemon or lime on hand.  Although this recipe calls for lime I think it would work great with orange or lemon too.  If you don’t have any fresh juice on hand that bottle of concentrate in the refrigerator works in a pinch! A quick marinade of olive oil, lime juice, honey and some seasonings and you’ve got dinner.

It’s great if you can marinade it overnight but I only did it for a few hours and it still had great flavor.

Then I got real fancy and sprinkled it with some pepitas  (roasted and salted pumpkin seed)I had in the cupboard!  I liked the extra little crunch it gave it.

Honey Lime Chicken

So next time you don’t know what to fix for dinner – try honey lime chicken!

Honey Lime Chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

4-6 servings

Honey Lime Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C fresh squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes) Or substitute lemon or orange juice.
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • In a large plastic bag combine all the ingredients except for the chicken.
  • Mix ingredients together
  • Add chicken to bag and turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate overnight or for a few hours.
  • Chicken can be grilled indoors or outdoors on medium high heat. Grill on each side until juices run clear.
  • Serve with rice and a garnish of pepitas if desired.


  1. 1
    Tiffany says:

    I will be trying this soon! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2
    auntie m says:

    I love having quick and easy recipes to pull out of my hat on busy days. This is one I’ll try soon. :)

  3. 3
    Julie Snow says:

    Wow that looks awesome – I can already smell and taste it – it would aso be good wrapped up in tortillas with the rice – burrito style!



  4. 4
    Stephanie G. says:

    Try cooking the rice in chicken broth for a great taste. You can stir in come chopped cilantro or parsley after cooking to spruce up the color.

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    Gaby says:

    Sounds amazing! I am making this for dinner tonight. Could I cook the chicken in the marinade in the oven?

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