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Lime-Honey Glazed Chicken

Lime-Honey Glazed Chicken
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

The sweet and tangy lime-honey marinade is simmered on the stovetop and then used as a sauce to baste and glaze the chicken. Don’t let the chicken marinate any longer than 2 hours; overmarinating in soy sauce and lime juice can make the texture of the meat spongy.

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons
    honey
  • 6 tablespoons
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons
    freshly grated lime zest
  • 6 tablespoons
    lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • 4 6-ounce
    bone-in chicken thighs, skin and excess fat removed
  • 2 12-ounce
    bone-in chicken breasts, skin and excess fat removed, cut in half crosswise
Instructions
  1. Mix honey, soy sauce, lime zest, lime juice and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. About 20 minutes before you are ready to grill, preheat a gas grill (with all burners lit) to 400°F or build a fire in a charcoal grill and let it burn down to medium heat (about 400°F).
  3. If using a gas grill, turn off one burner (leaving 1 to 2 burners lit, depending on your grill). If using a charcoal grill, move the coals to one side. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade (reserve marinade) and place bone-side down (with the thick part of the meat facing up) on the unheated side of the grill rack. Close the lid and roast undisturbed for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and boil until reduced by about half and thickened to a glaze, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Rotate the chicken to other spots on the unheated portion of the grill to ensure even cooking and lightly brush with some of the glaze. Cover and continue roasting, basting once more about halfway through cooking, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat without touching bone registers 165°F, 10 to 20 minutes more.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings
  • Calories227
  • Fat7 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol81 mg
  • Carbohydrates15 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein26 g
  • Sodium366 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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