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Honey Lime Grilled Chicken
with corn and black bean salsa

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Sweet and tart, this chicken is great cooked on the grill or stovetop. Just watch it closely as it cooks - the honey in the marinade can blacken or burn more quickly than other ingredients. We last featured this meal in 2018.
Cooking methods: This recipe includes instructions for using the grill or stovetop. Select your preferred method.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Honey Lime Grilled Chicken:
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 3 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
Corn and Black Bean Salsa:
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Tomatoes, medium - 2, chopped
  • Corn - 4 ears, kernels sliced off (sub frozen corn)
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Tortilla chips - for serving

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Prep

  1. Jalapenos - Dice jalapenos. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make marinade - Combine soy sauce, honey, and lime juice (portion for chicken). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Marinate chicken - (Get grill heating when chicken is nearly finished marinating.) Combine chicken and marinade in a plastic bag or baking dish. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours.

  4. Green onions / Tomatoes - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  5. Corn - Shuck corn and slice kernels off cobs. Place in a microwave safe dish and cover with a damp paper towel. Heat until corn is tender but still has some crunch, ~2 minutes. (If using frozen corn, defrost.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  6. Beans - Drain and rinse beans.

  7. Combine jalapenos, white and green parts of green onions, tomatoes, corn kernels, and beans with vinegar, oil, and lime juice (portion for salsa). Season with some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade and season chicken on both sides with some salt and pepper.

  2. Heat grill to 425F / 218C degrees, keeping one part over direct heat and one part over indirect heat.

  3. Brush grates with some oil and place chicken over direct heat. Sear chicken on both sides until lightly charred.

  4. Move chicken to indirect heat and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165F / 74C degrees.

  5. Let chicken rest, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. 

  6. Serve chicken with chips on the side. Enjoy salsa over chicken and on the side for dipping chips. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Jalapenos - Dice jalapenos. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make marinade - Combine soy sauce, honey, and lime juice (portion for chicken). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Marinate chicken - Combine chicken and marinade in a plastic bag or baking dish. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours.

  4. Green onions / Tomatoes - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  5. Corn - Shuck corn and slice kernels off cobs. Place in a microwave safe dish and cover with a damp paper towel. Heat until corn is tender but still has some crunch, ~2 minutes. (If using frozen corn, defrost.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  6. Beans - Drain and rinse beans.

  7. Combine jalapenos, white and green parts of green onions, tomatoes, corn kernels, and beans with vinegar, oil, and lime juice (portion for salsa). Season with some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade and season chicken on both sides with some salt and pepper.

  2. Heat a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil. Add chicken and sear until both sides are deep golden brown, ~3 minutes on each side.

  3. Reduce heat to low-medium and cover pan with a lid or foil. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165F / 74C degrees.

  4. Let chicken rest, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. 

  5. Serve chicken with chips on the side. Enjoy salsa over chicken and on the side for dipping chips. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (21)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (2)

9 reviews

This chicken was so flavorful. An easy option for a full flavored, versatile chicken.

By: Alana
Posted: Jul 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We used chicken breast, because it was what we had. We all thought this was a yummy and pretty simple meal to put together.

By: Kerri
Posted: Jul 01, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious and quick! I added fresh cilantro to the black bean & corn salsa, too!

By: Lauren
Posted: Jul 01, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A really tasty and easy summer meal,m! Flavors were great

By: Emily
Posted: Jul 01, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A hit with everyone! And relatively quick and easy.

By: Tiffany
Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple and we really enjoyed this!

By: Karen
Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Diet: Original
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