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Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe

Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe

When I told our 12-year-old daughter, Amanda, That we were grilling chicken, she asked to make a marinade. Now we use her combination of honey, lemon, garlic and seasonings every time we grill chicken. —Tamara McFarlin Mondovi, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour 2/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 250256
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"Great flavor and very popular in our household!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 247238
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"Excellent taste! Loved it and will make it again!"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 88301
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"Loved this! The marinade was quick to whip up & the chicken was full of flavor!"

ECortes User ID: 4463958 123791
Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"This recipe was outstanding! I made it a couple weeks ago and I'm making it again tonight. My husband and the kids raved about it (ages 2, 3, and 6)! Used the leftovers for grilled chicken salad the next day. I could eat this every day and just change the side dishes I'd use! So yummy!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 88300
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"I had recently bought a lot of chicken breasts and used this recipe as a freezer meal. I prepared the marinade in a ziplock bag, added the chicken breasts and froze. We pulled it out the other day to defrost (in the marinade) and then put them on the grill. The flavor of the marinade was delicious! Not too overpowering, but very good. I will definately be using this one again!"

mercougar User ID: 4266875 91935
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"Great recipe for chicken on the grill. My husband and I loved it!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 87144
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"SO easy to prepare that night before. quick to grill. Tastes wonderful!"

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