Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken


Another go-to recipe effort:flavor recipe from I usually do my own thing with recipes, but this one is a keeper just as it is. I like to serve with Caprese salad and fresh corn.


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2-1/2 tablespoons chipotle Tabasco

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 6 large skinless boneless chicken thighs (about 2-1/2 lb total)

  • 2 teaspoons mild honey


  1. Prepare grill for cooking over direct heat with medium-hot charcoal (moderate heat for gas).

  2. While coals are lighting, stir together lime juice, oil, Tabasco, and salt in a liquid-measuring cup. Put chicken in a large sealable bag and add 1/3 cup marinade (reserve remainder in cup). Seal bag, forcing out excess air, and marinate chicken at room temperature, about 15 minutes. Stir honey into remaining marinade until dissolved to make sauce. (Can marinate longer, even overnight.)

  3. Grill chicken (discarding marinade in bag) on lightly oiled grill rack, covered only if using a gas grill, turning chicken over occasionally and moving it to avoid flare-ups if necessary, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total.

  4. Brush both sides of chicken with some of reserved sauce, then continue to grill, turning over once, until lightly browned, about 1 minute more. Serve chicken drizzled with remaining sauce.

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