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Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken

  • Author: chewoutloud
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main, chicken
  • Method: grill

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Ingredients

  • 23 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (thighs recommended for tenderness)
  • 1/3 cup + 2 TB pure honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup regular soy sauce
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TB Sriracha hot sauce; adjust for desired heat level
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3 TB freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground or freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • Other: Oil for cooking, freshly chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly dry chicken with paper towel and pierce with fork throughout. Lightly pound pieces into even thickness. Sprinkle both sides of chicken pieces with light layer of kosher salt (kosher salt is much coarser than table salt.)
  2. In a large pan or bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients into a well-combined marinade. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade for later. Add chicken to the pan/bowl of marinade, turning to coat well. Marinade 2-3 hours, turning occasionally to re-coat.
  3. Coat grill with oil, heating over medium-high heat until hot. Place chicken evenly on grill and cook until nice grill marks appear and center is no longer pink, approx. 4 min/side (time depends on thickness) and basting occasionally with your 1/4 cup of reserved marinade.
  4. Let cooked chicken sit at room temp for 2-3 minutes before cutting into it. Serve immediately with freshly chopped cilantro for garnish, if desired.

Keywords: Honey Lime Grilled Chicken