Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken Recipe

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For grilling chicken, I wanted a marinade different from barbecue sauce, so I pulled out some honey and thyme. If you have time, let the chicken marinate awhile to boost flavor. —Noel Bigelow, Alexandria, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken drumsticks: 418 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk oil, honey and garlic until blended. Sprinkle drumsticks with seasonings.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning occasionally and brushing generously with honey mixture during the last 5 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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melgoody03 User ID: 6752019 250596
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"This was a winner at my house. It was fast, easy, and everyone enjoyed it. Perfect for summer!"

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