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Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 221 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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