When you hear grilled chicken, it’s pretty unlikely that you have any expectation of flavor—you’re much more likely to envision something that’s rubbery, lackluster, and all-around unappealing.
This honey and lemon chicken, however, is marinated overnight in a blend of honey, lemon, and other spices to pump up the flavor profile and get you excited about grilled chicken for the first time in a long time.
Recipe and photo courtesy Tiffany Azure of Crème de la Crumb.
Makes 4 servings
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
- ⅓ cup oil
- Juice of 2 lemons (about 6 Tbsp)
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- ¼ tsp black pepper
How to make it
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 afterward) 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 (like basil) if desired.