Soy, Honey and Lime Chicken

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    Honey, soy sauce and lime juice combine to make a super simple marinade that is the best I have found for chicken. You can bbq after 30 minutes but it's better if left longer.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. In a shallow container, blend soy sauce, honey, vegetable oil, lime juice and garlic. Place chicken breasts into the mixture, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes or if time permits overnight.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil cooking barbecue hotplate. Discard marinade, and cook chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Awesome!! I made this chicken last night on the grill, and it left me wanting more! After reading some of the reviews I did tweak this to my liking. I prepared the marinade the night before. I first started with 1 batch, and realizing how little it makes, so I decided to double the recipe. I used all together 3 tbsp soy sauce, doubling calls for 6, so I cut in half, about 3 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp oil, juice from 2 fresh limes(squeezed dry), 2 tsp of garlic, and chicken(I used chicken tenders). Lowering the soy sauce and upping the honey and lime juice is key. I can see how the soy could become a prominent flavor. I marinated over night, turning once. The next day I grilled on low, and the chicken came out tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The flavor was very well blended. You could taste just a hint of everything. My family loved this. There were no leftovers disappointingly. The next time I will be sure to make a little extra marinade and set it aside. This would be great to have on hand at dinner for an extra kick of flavor and juices. Also, I served this with the oven roasted potatoes from this site, and asparagus (which we put on the grill with the chicken). I topped everything off with some fresh parmesan and romano cheese.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. This was a lovely recipe. I did what lynjoymac suggested and added coriander and chilli to the recipe. I cut up the chicken, stuck it in the marinade then left it for a couple of hours. I then used it in a stir fry with mushrooms, snowpeas and quinoa. It was beautiful.  -  16 Nov 2009


    Maybe SAUTEFLAMBE could try recipe with a hit of chilli & chopped coriander which I did & enjoyed it!  -  28 Oct 2009