Are you in need of a perfect Memorial Day marinade? Look no further than this recipe for Honey Lime Chicken Tenders. This marinade is a triple threat: quick, cheap and easy. It’s a clear a winner compared with all those expensive, sub-par, packaged marinades lining store shelves.
This recipe for Honey Lime Chicken Tenders was inspired from a recipe for Honey Lime Chicken Skewers from Kitchen Meets Girl who in turn was inspired from a recipe for Key West Grilled Chicken from Grocery Budget 101.
In my version, I used more garlic and hot sauce and less lime juice. I used juice from half a lime instead of the juice of a whole lime as the others did. Using the juice of a whole lime makes the chicken too limey. And this is me, who loves lime, so I think the average diner will be satisfied with juice from half a lime. Plus, we all know we’re in a lime shortage so every little bit of conservation will help ensure there are plenty of limes for summertime margaritas and mojitos.
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek (ground fresh chili paste)
- 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- juice of a half a lime
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1 pound of chicken breasts or tenders
- Mix soy sauce through lime juice in large Ziploc bag. Add a pound of chicken tenders and seal. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour. Then grill chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.
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