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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


  • 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)


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"just okay - nothing special"

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

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

Terry Maddock
Reviewed 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)!"

sheila maines
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

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

zucchini lady
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"This is one of the best chicken recipes I've have found in a long time - no really "garlic taste"...just wonderful light orange taste to the chicken - not one piece left on the plate - will be making this several times this summer! Thanks for sharing this!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2008

"Excellent. Works well in fry pan too...just drain well. Add some reserved marinate to cooked brown rice or make extra marinate and save a bit more. The marinate is super for adding to stir fried veggies. This is excellent cold the next day especially on a salid. IT did not tast at all Garlicky ( I used jarred garlic 6 rounded t( maybe the garlic lost some of it's clout?)"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This was fantastic! Some of the best chicken I've had in a while. The marinade made the chicken very tender. I served it with some sauteed vegetables. Delicious!"

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