Sweet Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe
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Sweet Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe

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You'll love this combination! With honey, white wine, lime juice and ginger, the chicken makes a spectacular, slightly sweet grilled entree. —Ann Nisewonder, Dallas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked couscous, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 186 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, whisk wine, honey, lime juice and ginger; add to chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours, turning once.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. If desired, serve with couscous. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey Lime Chicken in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p47

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Very moist. I would probably add more lime next time but it is definitely being added to my do again list!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"i did it on the grill and it stayed very juicy and very flavorable. my grandkids loved it"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"I would make the recipe again but would use fresh ginger and garlic. I substituted chicken broth for the wine, and felt there was not enough presence of the citrus, so would use the zest of the lime and maybe a teaspoonful of dried chili flakes in the marinade. It was a bit bland for my family's taste but we felt that we could play with the recipe and have a good product."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"I made this with no changes to the recipe and it was completely tasteless. No one in the family liked it. It was moist, but boiled chicken is moist. I want something with a little flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Came out moist and tender. I marinated it all day and thought it didn't take on the honey and lime flavors as well as I would have liked. I might reserve some marinade and make a sauce next time."

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