Honey Lime Chili Chicken

Honey Lime Chili Chicken

The perfect Honey Lime Chili Chicken recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American



For the chicken

The Honey lime chili sauce

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic or garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken thighs with all of the dry seasonings and once the oil is hot, place the chicken in the skillet smooth side down. Cook on both sides until the chicken has browned.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce by adding all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk everything together very well. Once you have flipped the chicken and it’s nearing done, pour the honey lime chili sauce on the chicken (in the skillet) and reduce the heat as the sauce thickens. Let the sauce continue to simmer for 5-7 minutes before removing the chicken from the heat.

Keywords: Honey lime chili chicken, easy chicken recipes