This Honey Garlic Lime Chicken is an easy weeknight meal recipe featuring tender chicken thighs cooked in a sweet lime and garlic sauce! Just a few simple ingredients and you’re on your way to a delicious family meal that’s so easy to make!
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*I originally posted this recipe in May 2015. I’m re-sharing it with my readers today with updated photos and a tutorial video! I’ve made no changes to the original recipe! Enjoy!
Healthy and homemade weeknight dinners for busy families can be a huge challenge. A few simple, fresh ingredients can sometimes come together to make a very tasty meal, and that’s certainly the case for this Honey Garlic Lime Chicken recipe! Chicken thighs without the bone and skin cook more quickly than other cuts of poultry, and this sweet, spicy and citrus-y sauce comes together in no time flat. Serve it over some rice or quinoa with a side of steamed vegetables and you’ve got dinner! And a delicious one at that!
One of my favourite food bloggers posted this recipe several years ago and I can’t even count the number of times I’ve made it since then. I’ve adapted it to suit my family’s taste and reduced the amount of fat in the recipe to make it just a little healthier.
Our favourite way to enjoy this dish is over some white or brown rice with steamed broccoli on the side, but feel free to try it with your choice of grain and vegetable. Garnish with some chopped cilantro, and you’ve got a restaurant-worthy meal in minutes! Is it time for dinner yet? ‘Cause I’m getting hungry just looking at that sweet, sticky goodness.
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I hope you enjoy this Honey Garlic Lime Chicken recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favourite way to prepare chicken thighs?
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Looking for even more easy chicken recipes? Here you can find some:
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- Paprika Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
- Maple Cranberry Roast Chicken
- Easy One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken
- Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki
- Easy One Pan Chicken with Turmeric Rice
- Easy Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowls
Watch the video below to see exactly how I make this quick meal. You can find more delicious recipe videos on my YouTube channel
Honey Garlic Lime Chicken
- 7-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 5 tbsp honey
- 2 limes zest and juice
- 2-3 tsp sriracha hot sauce
- 3 cloves garlic pressed or very finely chopped
- chopped cilantro for garnish or flat-leafed parsley, if you prefer
- Start by heating a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil.
- Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides, and add them to the pan once it's heated.
- While the chicken thighs are browning on the first side, you'll have some time to prepare the sauce.
- Measure the honey into a small bowl and add the sriracha to your taste. When I make this recipe for our family, I add about 2 tsp. It seems to be the perfect amount to add a lot of flavour without the sauce becoming too spicy for my kids. If you're afraid of the heat, just start with 1 tsp of sriracha.
- Add the pressed garlic to the honey and sriracha. Zest the two limes using a microplane zester and add the zest to the mixture as well. Next, squeeze in as much juice as you can from the limes.
- Whisk everything together with a fork or whisk and set it aside.
- By this time, the chicken thighs will probably need to be turned. Flip them over and let them brown on the other side until they appear to be almost completely cooked through.
- Turn the heat down slightly and add the sauce to the pan. It will begin to bubble away and thicken just a little bit. Baste the chicken thighs with the sauce (scoop up some sauce with a spoon and pour it over the chicken) as they continue to cook through. Using a meat thermometer, make sure the chicken thighs are cooked to an internal temperature of 165 Fahrenheit before removing the pan from the heat.
- Let the chicken rest in the pan off the heat for about 5 minutes before serving, just to allow the sauce to thicken a little more as it cools.