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Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe Will Be Your New 5-Ingredient Barbecue Favorite

The succulent chicken is brushed with a sweet and tangy glaze made from pantry staples

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing cookout main, this Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken recipe fits the bill! It’s unlike any BBQ chicken you’ve had previously as it uses a 5-ingredient glaze that infuses the meat with sweet and tangy flavors. The meat is also evenly cooked thanks to a simple trick of starting the grilling process on direct heat for a few minutes and then finishing it on indirect heat. This allows the meat to develop a nicely charred crust while the flesh cooks up to succulent perfection. 

The best part about this recipe is that you can mix-and-match the ingredients to suit your taste buds. Add a tangier flavor by using sweet Asian chili sauce in place of Tabasco; or use substitute orange zest and juice for a sweeter citrus flavor. Share your favorite ways to grill chicken in the comments below!

For more chicken recipes, make Broasted Chicken or this Beer Can Chicken.

Yields

6 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ tsp. grated lime zest
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • Dash green Tabasco sauce or more to taste
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 5 lbs. assorted chicken pieces

Instructions

• Prepare grill for medium direct and indirect-heat cooking. In small bowl, combine honey, lime zest, juice and Tabasco; reserve.

• In separate small bowl, combine garlic powder, ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper; rub over chicken. Place chicken meaty skin side down on grill over direct heat. Cook until just browned, 2–4 min. Turn pieces over and place over indirect heat. Cover grill; cook until chicken is no longer pink near bones, 25–40 min., brushing with reserved glaze during last 10 min. of cooking time. Let stand 5 min. before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 518
  • Fat: 24 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 7 gram
  • Protein: 49 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 24 gram
  • Fiber: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 158 mg
  • Sugar: 23 gram
  • Sodium: 346 mg
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