5 from 13 votes
Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken - don't worry about this chicken drying out, it stays moist, tender and full of fabulous Southwest-inspired flavor!
Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
Cook Time
20 mins
 

Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken - don't worry about this chicken drying out, it stays moist, tender and full of fabulous Southwest-inspired flavor!

Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Honey Lime Grilled Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (trim off most of the fat)
For the marinade/basting sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 3 medium cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a sauce pan and stir well.
  2. Transfer 3 tablespoons of marinade to a zippered bag and add chicken. Massage bag well to coat all chicken pieces. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours.
  3. Heat remaining marinade over medium heat till mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook (watch carefully so that mixture does not overflow pan) until syrupy and reduced to one half original volume, about 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. If cooking on outside grill, preheat grill to medium high. When hot, add chicken and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, turning frequently and basting with the reduced sauce until golden, slightly charred in places and internal temperature reaches 160˚.
  6. To cook inside, heat oil in a large saute pan till almost smoking. Add chicken and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning frequently, until golden, slightly charred in places and internal temperature reaches 160˚. Brush frequently with the reduced sauce while cooking. (Don't over-crowd the thighs in the pan or they will simmer instead of sauté. Make in 2 batches if necessary.)
  8. Tent chicken with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 180mg60%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.