Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Orange juice and soy sauce make such a tasty combination in this recipe from my mother-in-law. And the longer this chicken marinates, the fuller the flavor! Jennifer Petersen-Murray, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 221 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 35g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 5 lean mea


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"Really delicious. And the leftovers were very tasty, too. I made some great chicken salad."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Excellent. I agree with the submitter: the longer you marinate the better (I left them in the marinade for 30 hours). Only substitution I made was to use agave syrup instead of the honey."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"just okay - nothing special"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"This is excellent and I have made it a few times! I did not use the grill but it would be even better on the grill, next time! I did however saute it with the extra sauce for a bit~! Very good!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"I leave out the ginger and it is our favorite way to do chicken! My kids love it!"

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