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Honey Lime Chicken Breasts

If you like sweet and zesty food, then this is the recipe for you. This Honey Lime Chicken Breast recipe is a must-try! Seriously, stop what you’re doing right now and go get these ingredients. Or, better yet, you might already have everything on hand that you need to make this recipe. Just a few ingredients are needed to truly bring this recipe together. You also need a little patience for the wait when it comes to the marinating time. Let’s get to cooking! 

This recipe makes enough to serve four people. Or, if you are truly hungry, it can happily serve two people. The ingredients that you will need to make these Honey Lime Chicken Breasts are 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts (sliced in half widthwise), 1 tablespoon of honey, the Juice and Zest of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, ½ teaspoon of paprika, salt, black pepper, and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. 

Once you have gathered all of your ingredients, in a bowl, mix honey, zest, lime juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper, to taste. Rub the mixture into the chicken breasts. Marinate the chicken breasts for 30 minutes or overnight.

Honey Lime Chicken Breasts

3 from 6 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: Main, Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless and skinless breasts, sliced in half widthwise

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • Juice and zest of 1 lime

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

  • To Prep:
  • In a bowl, mix together honey, zest, lime juice, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Rub into chicken.
  • Marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • To Cook:
  • In a large skillet, over medium-high, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sear chicken for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through (Internal temperature must reach 165°F.)
  • Remove from skillet. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before enjoying. 

Notes

  • Internal temperature must reach 165°F for chicken to be safe to eat.

Next, in a large skillet, over medium-high, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sear your chicken breasts for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until they are cooked all the way through. The internal temperature must reach 165°F for the chicken to be safe to eat. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving and enjoying. 

This sounds like a fairly easy recipe to make, doesn’t it? This recipe is a great one to use for meal prep chicken breasts. These chicken breasts be served in so many unique ways. If you love the flavor of lime, then try serving them with cilantro lime rice! Lime-flavored chicken and lime-flavored rice make for a winning combination in my book. However, you choose to serve and eat these Honey Lime chicken Breasts, enjoy them to the fullest! Happy Cooking! 

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