Lime-Honey Glazed Chicken

Lime-Honey Glazed Chicken

Makes: 8 servings
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including 2 hours marinating time)

The sweet and tangy lime-honey marinade is simmered on the stovetop and then used as a sauce to baste and glaze the chicken. Don’t let the chicken marinate any longer than 2 hours; overmarinating in soy sauce and lime juice can make the texture of the meat spongy.

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 6-ounce bone-in chicken thighs, skin and excess fat removed
  • 2 12-ounce bone-in chicken breasts, skin and excess fat removed, cut in half crosswise

Preparation

  1. Mix honey, soy sauce, lime zest, lime juice and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. About 20 minutes before you are ready to grill, preheat a gas grill (with all burners lit) to 400°F or build a fire in a charcoal grill and let it burn down to medium heat (about 400°F).
  3. If using a gas grill, turn off one burner (leaving 1 to 2 burners lit, depending on your grill). If using a charcoal grill, move the coals to one side. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade (reserve marinade) and place bone-side down (with the thick part of the meat facing up) on the unheated side of the grill rack. Close the lid and roast undisturbed for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and boil until reduced by about half and thickened to a glaze, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Rotate the chicken to other spots on the unheated portion of the grill to ensure even cooking and lightly brush with some of the glaze. Cover and continue roasting, basting once more about halfway through cooking, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat without touching bone registers 165°F, 10 to 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 227
  • % Daily values *
  • 11% Total Fat 7g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • 27% Cholesterol 81mg
  • 8% Potassium 279mg
  • 15% Sodium 366mg
  • 5% Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 13g
  • 52% Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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