Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken

This healthy grilled honey lemon chicken is healthy and incredibly juicy and tender after being marinated in a simple honey and lemon sauce. 

Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

I now declare Grilling Season in session.

Let the celebratory dancing begin.

Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

If I wasn’t such a wuss in the cold I would grill 365 days a year. I absolutely love the flavor that grilling gives to meat, veggies, even desserts, and I especially love the ease of grilling. But my favorite thing about it is actually the process of cooking outside. I really love being outdoors and I have this habit of keeping all of the lights off in the house during the day because I only want to have natural light. Drives my husband nuts – he will take light any way he can get it – but I’m a self-proclaimed light snob. I would have a dimly lit room with natural light than a room fully lit by lamps or light fixtures.

I also leave windows open all over the place because I like being able to hear the sounds from outside and get that fresh air coming into the house. It’s pretty terrible for the electric bill but does amazing things for my mood!

Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

Being able to cook while I’m outside with 100 percent fresh and and 100 percent natural light is my absolute favorite. The first grilled dish I’m sharing with you this year is this super easy but incredibly tasty grilled honey lemon chicken. The chicken is marinated in a simple honey lemon sauce, then grilled to juicy perfection and topped with more honey lemon sauce. It’s the perfect no-fuss, go-to grilling recipe for summer!

Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

What people are saying about this Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken

“Made this for dinner tonight & absolutely love love loved it! Probably one of the top grilled chicken recipes I’ve had! Thanks for sharing :)” – Haleigh

“I made this chicken tonight. Starting to cook healthy ever since my mom got diagnosed with cancer. Great recipe was delish.” – Antonio

“This was SO delicious! Thank you!!!” – Lane

Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb
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Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken

This healthy grilled honey lemon chicken is healthy and incredibly juicy and tender after being marinated in a simple honey and lemon sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, honey, Lemon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • juice of 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Whisk together oil, honey, garlic powder, salt, Italian seasoning, and black pepper.
  • Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Add half of the sauce mixture and seal the bag. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight. Reserve remaining sauce.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from bag and discard the bag and marinade. Place chicken on grill and cook 5-7 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking (or immediately afterwards) add reserved sauce to small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5-6 minutes.
  • Drizzle sauce over grilled chicken and serve immediately. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh herbs if desired (I used fresh basil).

Notes

*Prep and cook time does not include marinating time which ranges from 1 to 8 hours.

 

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Gorgeous! Can’t wait to get grilling season started as well. I love the way you reduce the marinade to make a sauce; it’s a perfect technique that I use for just about any meat or seafood! 🙂

    Yes! I love reserving some of the marinade and using it as a sauce – I am a sauce addict!!!

hi I saw this is lemon honey chicken? When and how much lemon should be used?

    Sorry about that, I’ve updated the recipe – typo on my part!!

love lemon chicken! and this looks perfect and grilled/caramelised just how i like it. delicious photos too.

    Thanks Thalia! I love it caramelized like that too!

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hey girl this looks so good! I love to have the windows open to! So nice!

The recipe in my mailbox doesn’t seem to include the juice of 2 lemons. Also the ingredients to the marinade doesn’t list lemon juice. This looks like a great dish. Just checking the ingredient list.

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Wonderful recipe chicken looks delicious I am going to try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    I hope you love it!!

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Made this for dinner tonight & absolutely love love loved it! Probably one of the top grilled chicken recipes i’ve had! Thanks for sharing :*

    Oh yayyy! That makes me SO happy to hear that you liked it so much Haleigh! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment – made my day! 🙂

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I made this chicken tonight. Starting to cook healthy ever since my mom got diagnosed with cancer. Great recipe was delish.

This was SO delicious! Thank you!!!

Hey,

Kinda new to cooking. Since I’m in Unversity. Just wondering is this something we can make in the oven? If so what temperature?

Keep up the good work.

This recipe is sooo good.ive tried to use skillet before but the flabor of chicken is not sojuicy.when i found your recipe i tried it and the result is very amazing..the chicken is flavordul with the blend of lemon and honey.oh wow..my husband really love..my first trial was indeed good and im serving this and showing this recipe to my friends on my sons 1st birthday..i know they will love it..uhm ill just add a little chilli pepper because my friends like spicy foods specially this.hope it will turn out yummy..thankyu author

    So excited to hear that you love this dish! Adding a little chill pepper could be great! Nice idea for adding a little kick. Thanks for your feedback, Marife! I hope that your upcoming company love this dish!

this recipe is very, very delicious. very juicy and flavorful and i can’t stop
eating even when i am full.i love the taste of lemon. my family loves this recipe so
much. thanks for sharing.

    Best (maybe the worst 😉 ) feeling ever is when you can’t get stop eating the food because it’s so delicious! haha. Thanks for sharing your feedback, Jerome!

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THE MARINADE IS DELICIOUS AND MAKES THE CHICKEN TASTE AMAZING. I DID SAVE SOME OF IT TO USE ON THE CHICKEN AFTER IT WAS GRILLED. gUESTS EVEN ENJOY DRIZZLING THE MARINADE OVER THEIR STEAK TOO! 🙂

    Fantastic job, Rita!!

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So easy, so yummy, mad that it took me this long to make it!

    haha! Better late than never 😉

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