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Honey Key Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Honey Key Lime Grilled Chicken

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"When I bought a bottle of Key Lime juice on vacation in Florida, I wondered what I would do with it... Now this recipe is a staple in our kitchen! I hope you enjoy it too! The longer you marinate, the better the sweet-sour combo gets!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    16 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the key lime juice, honey, garlic, and lemon pepper. Place the chicken in the bag, seal, and shake to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Grill the marinated chicken about 8 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Discard remaining marinade.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2007

I used regular lime juice and marinated it for 2 hours... we really liked the flavor, but will definitely marinate it overnight next time to strengthen the taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 13, 2008

I marinated it for 10 hours because I just didn't think you could get the most out of this dish with only marinating meat for 30 min. Even the 10 hours didn't help infuse the chicken with real flavor. The proportion of honey to lime was off and the chicken was so bland.

Sep 19, 2006

I really liked this recipe. It was simple and super easy to make. The trick is to marinate the chicken for at least an hour or two. The key lime taste is great, subtle & delicious. Everyone wanted more!

Jan 25, 2011

Great recipe! I didn't have any key lime juice, so I ended up using regular lime juice...and then it turned out that I didn't have enough of that, so I ended up subbing lemon juice for the remainder. :P Even so, the chicken came out moist, tender, and juicy, with a great lime/honey flavor. I marinated the chicken overnight, and then grilled it for lunch today. It was wonderful, and my family really enjoyed it. Plus, it was super easy and quick to put together. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!!

Mar 04, 2004

I let it marinate overnight so the flavor really penetrated the chicken and it was very moist but for some reason the lime juice and honey didn't taste right together to me. I thought the key lime juice was way too tart for this, maybe regular lime juice or lemon juice.

Dec 20, 2010

Great marinade! I will definitely keep this recipe. I couldn't access my grill due to a sudden storm, so I browned the chicken in some olive oil on the stove.

Sep 01, 2009

So this was okay. It is important to use Key West Lime Juice, and not regular lime juice. The Key West is stronger and will help with the flavor. I took leftovers, shredded and it made a great chicken salad. Will I make this again, No. Do I think you should try it, Yes.

Jul 09, 2008

I marinated this longer overnight. The flavor was good but chicken was tough possibly from the lime juice. I probably wont make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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