Honey Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

During the summer, I make good use of our grill. I’ll grill anything! I’m always looking for a fun new recipe to play around with. This honey lime glaze on these chicken thighs is my new favorite! Perfect for your next barbecue!

Honey Lime Grilled Glazed Chicken Thighs, Healthy, and Delicious! Perfect for your next barbecue!

Honey Lime Grilled Chicken

Chicken recipes are my favorite main dish recipes to make, especially on the grill. I once tried making a whole chicken over a can of ginger ale which really turned out delicious, this recipe for an old-fashioned chicken and rice casserole, or chicken burrito grande recipe

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Honey Lime Grilled chicken

Honey Lime Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

A delicious chicken recipe for the grill
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 404cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 1&1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 ts. chili powder
  • ¾ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 14 bone-in chicken thighs – skinned
  • 1&1/2 cups apple juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. lime rind grated
  • 1 lime fresh squeezed
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Cooking Spray


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat
  • In a small bowl, make a dry rub by combining the first five ingredients
  • Rub the chicken on both sides with the dry rub
  • In a medium saucepan, boil the juice and honey until it reduces down to about half – this should take about 10 minutes to do
  • Grab a small bowl, and mix the cornstarch and water
  • Put the cornstarch mixture into the boiled down juice, and whisk in – Continue to boil, and whisk until thickened
  • Remove from heat
  • Add the rind, lime, and pepper to the thickened mixture
  • Pour half of the glaze mixture into a bowl for basting the chicken
  • Spray the grill with cooking spray
  • Grill the chicken over direct heat for 5 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with the glaze
  • Turn half of the burners off, or move the chicken away from direct heat on charcoal grill
  • Over inderect heat, cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side – or until the thighs are done, basting occasionally
  • Serve with extra glaze. Pairs well with rice pilaf


nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 404cal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg
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