" " " " Singing With Birds: Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken

Monday, May 9, 2011

Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken


How was your Mother's Day?  

I shared a sweet one with some of the wonderful mothers in our family. They along with our two sons and their children helped prepare a special  dinner and it was delightful.  I marvel at the blessings of our family each day.   Have I told you we have 2 more grand babes on the way?  Yes, our 16th and 17th are due to arrive at the same time next Fall!  How's that for fun cousin planning?

My mom is a joy in every way.  I'm so thankful to have her in my life.  She has been such a positive influence in so many lives.  I'm so grateful for her remarkable strength and the love that she shares especially with me and my family.  She and my father filled our home with music and made it a haven on earth.


Mother, I love you; mother, I do.
Father in Heaven has sent me to you.
When I am near you, I love to hear you
Singing so softly that you love me too.

Mother, I love you; mother, I do.
I want to help you because I love you.
I want to mind you; I want to find you
Happy and smiling because I love you.
Mother, I love you; I love you, I do.

Lorin F. Wheelwright


Thank you for the phone calls, messages, cards and flowers that made my day extra memorable.  How I love my sweet kids! 


We've used two awesome chicken marinades.   Both have soy sauce and we needed a gluten free dish yesterday.  Limes are almost always in our fridge, so we came up with a "lime-lite-ful"

Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken

and it is a new family favorite, making our chicken so moist, flavorful and tender.  We tripled the recipe with great success and would add a few boneless, skinless thighs next time for dark meat lovers.  For best results give your chicken plenty of time to marinate.  Try it at your next party.  It's perfect for a special occasion or everyday. 


Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
  • 4 chicken breast (I use boneless-skinless)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (2 large squeezed)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • black pepper
To make the marinate: Combine lime juice, oil, honey, thyme, rosemary, garlic and pepper.  Pour it over washed and dried chicken breasts in a zip top bag.  Flip bag back and forth and refrigerate for 3 hours minimum.  Grill (or broil) till juices run clear.

How to grill chicken:  My guy recommends grilling (on a gas grill) 10 to 15 minutes per side.  He sets his grill on the low setting and cooks his chicken a little longer.  He likes to judge when the chicken is done by the touch and how the chicken looks. Chicken should feel firm to the touch, but not hard, when it's done. The outside of the chicken should be well-browned on both sides. You can also use a meat thermometer to check the temperature (USDA recommended temperature is 165 F for chicken breasts.) Cooking time will depend on the temperature of the chicken, how hot the grill is, the thickness of the chicken breasts, and even weather conditions if you're cooking outside.

Happy Grilling All!

 

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19 comments :

  1. Wow!! The picture is making my mouth water it looks so good. Thanks for the recipe.

    Laurie

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  2. The chicken looks super good and your day sounds wonderful..just like it should be! :D

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  3. That chicken looks great Gnee! I'm glad you had a special Mother's Day! Mine was nice, I cooked, got a great gift and then I put those "boys" to work in the yard! Gotta love that:@)

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  4. We eat a lot of chicken since Hubby works for Tyson...this recipe is a keeper!

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  5. I love that little porcelain butterfly!
    Such vivid colors on those roses.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers Day.

    I hope you are getting sunshine. We aren't (miss it don't ya?)

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  6. Two more grandbabies one the way for you ~ yea! Sounds like a really fun time with your family! Sweet poem and tribute to your own mother :)

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  7. What a beautiful Mother's Day tribute! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. The chicken looks amazing, too!

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  8. Yum, I love lime marinated chicken. You always make all your recipes sound easy and delicious. I love coming here for ideas.

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  9. Looks like that marinade is another keeper!
    I think it's so special that the new cousins will be so close in age. My older daughter and her first cousin are close in age and the best friends I have ever seen in my life. It's such a treasure to watch them.

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  10. I am so excited to try this tonight in fact! I needed a good recipe for the hubster and I know he'll love this. I'm a new vegetarian but I may have to cheat just this once!

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  11. What a delicious-looking recipe! We have been grilling a lot lately, and a new marinade is just what we need! Thank you so much! This recipe deserves the Lime-Light! :-)

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  12. I am going to the store today and must get these ingredients. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing at WUW.

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  13. Love it and I've written it down on the cutest little recipe card ready for the next BBQ, thanks so much!

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  14. Hi there! I noticed your blog on Julie Harward's comment section and thought I would visit you today. I love discovering new blogs and visiting them. Thank you for sharing the chicken recipe. I am always looking for a new recipe for chicken as I do not eat red meat or fish. Can't wait to try it! Have a very happy day today! xoxo Kim

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  15. I will be trying this! It sounds so yummy!
    xo
    Robin

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  16. This looks delicious. I'd make it tonight, but I'd have to clean the grill first. Sigh....maybe tomorrow!

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  17. Mmmm that looks so yummy! Love all the pretty pictures!!

    Stephanie
    aka luluscottage.blogspot.com

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  18. What a lovely poem, and a yummy honey limed grilled chicken. Love the flower photos too. :)

    Cheers,
    Cathy@digitizing service

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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