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Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 221 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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  • chrissteve
    Jul 17, 2013

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

  • smagal
    Jun 20, 2013

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  • dkparker
    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.

  • littlecook4u
    Jul 7, 2012

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  • Hannah0418
    Aug 21, 2011

    just okay - nothing special

  • Ballinrobe
    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!

  • skiredfern
    Mar 1, 2011

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

  • Terry Maddock
    Dec 6, 2010

    This is fantastic! I halved the recipe for two large chicken breasts and used the left over merinade for rice. I used 1/2 T ground ginger instead of the recipe suggestion and it was great. I've made this several times and we love it (and so does whoever else is eating it)!

  • RJATKINS
    May 21, 2010

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  • sheila maines
    Apr 24, 2010

    has anyone used dried/grd ginger for the fresh if so, how much did you substitute?