Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Honey Lime BBQ Chicken

I know I have mentioned that I really love Eating Well magazine. I even have several of their magazine covers framed in my kitchen that I have gotten scores of compliments on over the years. Recently, I discovered the yummiest recipe for bbq chicken(Eating Well's recipe pictured) that is not only easy and healthful, but super flavorful which is the most important thing to my boys. The honey and lime provide a sweet, tart and deliciously sticky glaze that turns any humble piece of chicken into a culinary treat. We like this recipe best using boneless chicken thighs. Try it and I promise you will want to eat it over and over again. Sometimes, I even make extra sauce and serve it with stir-fried veggies over brown rice. Delish!

6 tablespoons honey
6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest
6 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional-we usually leave this one out)
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Whisk marinade together to combine and pour into a gallon zip lock bag. Add chicken and gently massage marinade around it. Turn the bag occasionally and marinate for no more than 2 hours or the chicken can become stringy and spongy in texture from the acid.

Start your charcoal grill with the briquets on one side of the grill. When the grill is at medium heat(you can hold your hand above it for 5 count), place chicken on the unheated side of the grill and close the lid. Meanwhile, pour remaining marinade into a saucepan and reduce for about 8-10 minutes until thickened. Baste chicken a couple of times while on the grill. Grill for about 15-20 minutes(until chicken is still moist, but not pick in the middle), moving around the grill a bit to make sure each piece is cooked through.

Serve with my Mexican Street Corn and some buttered green beans to round out your meal. Serves 4-6.


Anonymous said...

Yumm, sounds great. Can't wait to give this one a try!

Anonymous said...

YummY!! I love getting recipes off other blogs!!