Friday, May 17, 2013

Honey Lime Chicken

Man, this nice weather has got me in the mood for grilling.  How about you?  I love how fast you can throw together an amazing tasting meal with the help of the grill.  This is one of my go-to recipes during the grilling time of the year.  My family loves it, and the chicken comes out moist and flavorful every time.

Honey Lime Chicken
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6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 lime
1/2 c. honey
chopped cilantro for garnish, if desired.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Mix together in a small bowl: garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and cumin.  Zest the lime and add it to the mix.  Trim excess fat off chicken breasts.  Drizzle vegetable oil over the chicken and rub it in with your hands.  Rub the mixed spices into the chicken breasts.  Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side.

While chicken is grilling, warm honey in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.  Remove from microwave and juice the lime into the honey and whisk to combine.  Reserve 2 tablespoons of this glaze and set aside.  Brush the rest of the glaze onto the chicken in the final moments of grilling.  Remove chicken from the grill and drizzle reserved tablespoons of glaze over the chicken.  Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.

Recipe adapted from Spicy Honey Chicken recipe from Our Best Bites

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