Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken and Quinoa

Flavorful & sticky Honey-Lime Chicken – serve with quinoa or rice and a side of vegetables for a delicious and healthy meal. 

Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken and Quinoa |

Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken and Quinoa |

One of my favorite things to use in the kitchen nowadays is quinoa! It’s healthy, lite, and can be used in more ways than I think I’m aware of yet. For me, I love rice and pasta. And it was always a bummer to think I couldn’t eat them every day without feeling the weight of it. But, thank the LAWD for quinoa because I am loving how amazing I feel after eating it and how it tricks my palate into thinking I’m eating rice. Ya know?

For this recipe I was really craving a sticky chicken with rice. So I opted for a healthier version! And won’t just say this recipe is delicious and leaves you feeling amazing, but it’s also so easy. When I made it the other night for dinner I remember looking at my husband and saying, “I don’t have anything to do…” Usually I am chopping tons of ingredients while five pots are on the stove and filling the sink with dishes. Oh my, was it a breath of fresh air to cook something like this for a change!

Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken and Quinoa |

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Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken and Quinoa |

Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken

Servings 4
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Flavorful & sticky Honey-Lime Chicken - serve with quinoa or rice and a side of vegetables for a delicious and healthy meal. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: honey chicken, honey lime chicken, lime chicken
Calories: 235 kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts, halved to make 4 cutlets
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp lime zest


  1. Place olive oil, garlic powder, honey, soy sauce and half of a lime juiced into zip lock baggy with 1/4 tsp black pepper and salt. Add chicken breasts and marinate for 30 minutes. 

  2. Cook marinated chicken and grill or sear in a pan on medium heat for 3-4 minutes - until chicken is completely cooked through. 

  3. Serve over rice or quinoa with a side of roasted vegetables. 

Recipe Notes

For this recipe you can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs in place of chicken breasts. 

Nutrition Facts
Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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