Wednesday, June 3, 2015

#HotSummerEats: Honey-Lime Chili Grilled Chicken

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that the lovely folks at Gourmet Garden sent me a fantastic box of goodies for participating in #HotSummerEats.  Little Bowls of lightly dried herbs and tubes of herbs currently grace my fridge and my food. I have to admit, Gourmet Garden may have somewhat spoiled me for preparing my own herbs.  It's so quick to squeeze and stir for a marinade or sprinkle over a pizza.
When I opened my April newsletter from the Looneyspoons gals, I found this recipe for grilled chicken.  With my brand new bag of tricks from Gourmet Garden, I was inspired to adapt the recipe for two and for the herbs that I had.  Grilled chicken.  It's perfect for summer.  And this marinade was delicious and fresh.  It's even Looneyspoons, so it's healthy!  What else can I say?
From the Looneyspoons April 2015 newsletter, I present to you now Honey-Lime Chili Grilled Chicken:

2 Tbsp honey
1 lime, juiced and zested
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp chili paste from Gourmet Garden
1 Tbsp oil
2 tsp garlic paste from Gourmet Garden
2 tsp ginger paste from Gourmet Garden
1/2 tsp cumin
4 large bone-in chicken thighs (I used skin on, but you could use skin removed)
Method:1.  Whisk together all ingredients other than chicken in a measuring cup.  Reserve 2 Tbsp for basting before pouring remaining marinade over chicken in a glass container.  Turn to coat evenly, before covering and refrigerating at least 8 hours, or overnight.
2.  Preheat the grill.  Grill chicken over low heat, for about 10 minutes on each side or until done.

Adapted from Looneyspoons

This went together so quickly.  I eyeballed the spices as I squeezed them in, but they stir in easily and combine into a smooth marinade.
I turned the thighs a couple of times over the period that it was in the fridge.  The marinade smelled so good.
It also tasted so good!  J and I have found a new marinade for the summer!
If you would like to win your own set of Gourmet Garden spices, check out the giveaway!

*Full Disclosure: I received both lightly dried herbs and squeeze-bottles of herbs for participating in #HotSummerEats from Gourmet Garden.  I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.


  1. YUM, I too have been very spoiled by Gourmet Garden.

  2. Looks delicious! My family would love this!

  3. Your marinade sounds awesome! I bets it would be a great marinade for grilled fajitas too!