A quick marinade to that needs only 30 minutes to work its magic. Throw it on the grill, rustle up some sides, and DINNER IS READY!
A quick marinade to share – this is a really simple one that is good for “crap, I forgot to do something about dinner”. With the holidays being upon us – and lots of things to do, quick dinners are essential. I looked in the fridge and pantry for likely candidates to use, and found honey and limes. Because honey/sugar can sometimes cause chicken to burn before it was cooked through,I added the marinade with the the chicken to the skillet – resulting in really tender and juicy chicken, no drying out, and no burning – and it reduced into a lovely glaze that I poured over the top (don’t pour uncooked marinade over your chicken, please! Salmonella isn’t pretty, I swear). Next time I buy chicken breasts in bulk, I’ll probably add this to a bag before freezing – and take the work out of it for when I thaw to use. I’d absolutely add garlic next time, because, like adding bacon to everything – there really isn’t much that can’t be improved by adding garlic, right? This makes GREAT and flavorful leftovers, too making this a weeknight winner. Cook once, eat twice? Perfect! Like to grill? How about these Italian Chicken Rollettes?
Honey & Lime Glazed Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 3-4 Tbs honey
- 3 Tbs fresh lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional - garlic or garlic powder
- Add all ingredients to a zip lock back and ensure the chicken is covered with the marinade.
- Leave for at least 30 minutes (or overnight)
- Heat a skillet to medium high, and add the chicken WITH the marinade to it.
- Cook until chicken reaches 165F, and the marinade reduces to a thick glaze.