Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken

honey sriracha grilled chicken

Dinner | June 27, 2016 | By

Like most people, I have my favorite things ~ shoes, a broken in pair of jeans. . .a necklace that goes with almost anything ~ a favorite go-to marinade that’s as easy as summer living that I have on replay all season.

If you tuned in last week, you may have already pinned this Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Salad. recipe.

If that’s the case, you’re already familiar with my favorite marinade, but please hang on while I quickly recap because we’re also turning it into a completely different dish ~ Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken with mango salsa all over Uncle Ben’s 90 Second Whole Grain Brown Rice with which I have a ridiculous attraction to. Oh Uncle Ben, what you do in 90 seconds. . .

The Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Whisk the marinade ingredients together, reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade then add the remaining ingredients to a large zip top bag.

honey sriracha grilled chicken

Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken:

If you’ve ever grilled chicken and it ended up so dry you could hardly swallow it ~ haven’t we all? It’s because chicken breasts are, by nature different thicknesses from end to middle. 

To combat this problem and never eat dry chicken breasts again, either slice or pound them to an even thickness.

Add the chicken to the marinade and refrigerate 3-4 hours or up to overnight.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the reserved marinade 3-5 minutes or until it thickens. 

Grill:

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (375-400°). Lightly season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper, then grill 6-8 minutes per side basting frequently. honey sriracha grilled chicken

Mango Salsa:

  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of diced mango 
  • 2 teaspoons of minced jalapeño (or more to taste)
  • ¼ cup of finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers chopped (any color)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients and chill at least one hour. Serve the grilled chicken topped with salsa and, if you’d like rice or grilled vegetables.

Enjoy!

 

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honey sriracha grilled chicken

Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken
Ingredients
Chicken and Marinade:
  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Salsa:
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of diced mango
  • 2 teaspoons of minced jalapeño or more to taste
  • ¼ cup of finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers chopped any color
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients together, reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade then add the remaining ingredients to a large zip top bag.
  2. Add the chicken to the marinade and refrigerate 3-4 hours or up to overnight.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the reserved marinade 3-5 minutes or until it thickens.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (375-400°). Lightly season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper, then grill 6-8 minutes per side basting frequently.
  5. Blend all ingredients and chill at least one hour. Serve the grilled chicken topped with salsa.

  1. Mary
    June 28, 2016

    Wow! What a great grilled chicken recipe, and that salsa is a perfect finish. Pinned. Having soon. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

    • Bernie
      June 29, 2016

      Hi Mary – I hope your week is going well! Thank you for pinning and following along. This dish, and especially the marinade is one of my favorites. Let me know how you like it!

  2. Tony Fischetti
    July 31, 2016

    Those look so good! I m a big fan of honey sriracha anything, and these skewers looks great. A little rice, a little veggies, and you ve got a great meal. This looks soooo yummy! My husband loves sriracha but I bet the honey will bring it down to a level that I ll enjoy it too!

    • Bernie
      July 31, 2016

      Hi there ~ thank you! I appreciate you stopping by. It’s always good when you find a meal you can both enjoy! My husband and I aren’t always on the same page with food. 🙂