Skillet Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe

Skillet Honey-Lime Chicken Recipe

How To Make Skillet Honey-Lime Chicken

A quick and easy recipe for a perfectly tender and ultra flavorful honey-lime chicken that doesn’t require marinating — great for busy weeknights!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • tspcornstarch
  • 2tsplime zest
  • cupfresh lime juice
  • ¼cuphoney
  • 1tbspsoy sauce
  • 6ozchicken breasts,(4 pcs) boneless skinless
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • tbspolive oil
  • tbspbutter
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • green onions,sliced for serving
  • coconut rice,cooked for serving, optional


  1. Pour about 1 tablespoon of chicken broth into a small mixing bowl. Whisk in cornstarch.

  2. Pour in remaining chicken broth, lime zest, lime juice, honey, and soy sauce. Whisk to blend, then set aside.

  3. Pound thicker parts of chicken breasts to even thickness on using the flat side of a meat mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 5 to 6 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

  5. Melt butter in the same skillet used to cook chicken over medium heat. Sauté garlic for about 30 seconds until golden and fragrant.

  6. Whisk lime juice mixture once more then pour into skillet and cook and stir for about 2 minutes until the mixture has thickened and reduced slightly.

  7. Return chicken to skillet, spoon sauce over chicken. Garnish with green onions and serve warm with coconut rice, if desired.


  • Calories: 238.28kcal
  • Fat: 13.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.40g
  • Fiber: 0.39g
  • Sugar: 17.84g
  • Protein: 9.94g
  • Cholesterol: 38.66mg
  • Sodium: 284.01mg
  • Calcium: 17.93mg
  • Potassium: 176.60mg
  • Iron: 0.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 47.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.91mg
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