honey lime chili chicken

I made this instead of cleaning the house.

Honey Lime Chili Chicken | TetaLizza.com

It’s Victoria Day weekend here in Canada which also means the first unofficial long-weekend of summer! Hello long days, warm nights, open windows and bbq season! I don’t know about you but the start of any new season is like a wake-up call for my senses. I get inspired to shake things up in the kitchen and try out some fresh, new flavors.

I had two packages of chicken breast in my fridge and while I could have easily grilled them and they would have tasted simply amazing because…hello…bbq…I also had a few limes and some other ingredients kicking around that got me thinking. Honey lime chili chicken – YUM! Sliced and served over a bed of fresh greens – here’s a go-to lunch or dinner in a pinch.

ingredients for Honey Lime Chili Chicken | TetaLizza.com

Honey Lime Chili Chicken | TetaLizza.com

Honey Lime Chili Chicken | TetaLizza.com

honey lime chili chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1kg - 1.5kg (about 4-6) boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced thin
  2. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  3. 3 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  4. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 2 tablespoons honey
  7. 2 teaspoons salt
  8. 1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. If not using pre-cut thin chicken breast, clean and trim chicken breast.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, zest, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt and chili powder.
  3. Add sliced chicken to the marinade and coat evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 20-25 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, heat the grill and lightly oil the surface.
  5. Toss the chicken in the marinade a few more times and then place on grill. Remove from grill once they turn golden brown and slightly charred on all sides.
  6. Let rest, then slice and serve on a bed of greens, or as desired.
Notes
  1. You can also make this recipe on an indoor skillet or in the oven. Preheat oven to 400F and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
Adapted from Rasa Malaysia
Adapted from Rasa Malaysia
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