Honey Chicken Recipe with Lime and Cilantro


This honey chicken recipe is an easy recipe to make. This recipe really packs on the flavor with only a few basic ingredients, like honey, lime, chipotle pepper and soy.  

A simple honey lime chicken recipe cooked in a skillet with olive oil and Chipotle powder. This low carb dinner has an amazing graze sauce and will feed an entire family.

Cook several chicken breast, tenders, or thighs ahead of time and your family will love you for it.


If weight loss is your thing, this is a recipe will be right up your alley. This dish is definitely low carb/low calorie so eat as much as you like. In this example, I cooked the chicken in a skillet but you could easily adapt this for the grill, crockpot or baking in an oven.

Lime marinade for honey chicken recipe

A marinade for this recipe is not required but if you have a little time and patients, simply place your chicken breasts in a freezer bag and pour in some lime juice.

A simple honey lime chicken recipe cooked in a skillet with olive oil and Chipotle powder. This low carb dinner has an amazing graze sauce and will feed an entire family.

What goes with honey chicken recipe?

If you would like to pair a side with your honey lime chicken, consider adding rice, quinoa or a simple salad. This dish would also be great on a sandwich, pita or flatbread.

A simple honey lime chicken recipe cooked in a skillet with olive oil and Chipotle powder. This low carb dinner has an amazing graze sauce and will feed an entire family.

A simple honey lime chicken recipe cooked in a skillet with olive oil and Chipotle powder. This low carb dinner has an amazing graze sauce and will feed an entire family. It is a healthy dish that contributes to weight loss.

 

Chipotle honey lime chicken | Easy chicken recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken breast tenders or thighs
  • 4 small limes
  • 1 tbsp Low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • .5 tsp chipotle pepper
  • .5 tsp salt

Instructions

Instructions for optional marinade

  1. Place all chicken breasts in a freezer bag
  2. Add enough lime juice to cover the chicken
  3. Place mix in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

Instructions for Chipotle honey lime glaze

  1. Squeeze two of the limes and combine honey, soy, garlic, salt and chipotle pepper in a bowl and mix
  2. Set aside

Instructions for cooking

  1. Spray a skillet with olive oil cooking spray and set on medium high heat
  2. Place the chicken breast in the skillet skin side down and cook until the skin start to brown (about 5 – 8 minutes)
  3. Flip the chicken, brush the glaze on and reduce heat to low
  4. Cover the skillet and cook for an additional 12-14 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked
  5. Remove from skillet and place on lime slices and top with chives