Tangy Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe
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Tangy Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe

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“I concocted this tangy dish while trying to come up with some new ways to fix chicken for the two of us,” relates Terril, Iowa’s Karen Jurgens. “My husband loves it!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 386 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and cayenne. Add chicken, a few strips at a time, and shake to coat. In a small skillet, brown chicken in butter on all sides.
  2. Combine the lime juice, honey, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; pour over chicken. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until juices run clear and sauce is thickened. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Honey Lime Chicken in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p12

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"Made exactly as written, loved it!! Easy and quick with ingredients always on hand, will make again and again."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"This is one of our favorite recipes. We cut the chicken into smaller cubes and double the sauce however. We like a little extra sauce to drizzle over the rice. So yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"So scrumptious.

Everyone loves this menu."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This reminded me a lot of the honey chicken my husband and I order at our favorite Chinese restaurant. I think next time I make this, I'll cut the chicken into smaller pieces and serve it over rice. Delish!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I served this dish over rice with a side dish of broccoli. The only change I would make is to have more of the sauce to go over the rice."

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