Juicy Honey Lime BBQ Chicken
What's the secret to juicy grilled chicken recipes that are perfect every time? Simple! For this Lean and Green Recipe, Low Carb Recipe, a marinade is used to help seal in the juices and the incredible flavor.
When combined with cooking low and slow over a flame, the result is a flavor-bursting, mouthwatering juicy grilled chicken that truly satisfies.
Whether you're looking for a quick an easy low carb recipe or a Lean and Green Optavia recipe that complies with Optavia 5&1 recipes as well as transition, we've got you covered!
Combine all ingredients together in a large zipper bag.
Massage the chicken through the bag to incorporate into the marinade.
Store in the refrigerator for 1 hour, up to overnight.
When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium high heat.* Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side, until internal temperature reaches 155° F.
Remove from the heat, cover and set aside. Serve when internal temperature has raised to 160° F (about 5-7 minutes). Enjoy!
*Alternately, you may cook this in a 350° F oven until temperature is reached. Should be 20-30 minutes depending on oven and thickness. Always verify the temperature with a meat thermometer.
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
6 ounces of chicken is 1 Leaner
The marinade technically does not need to be counted as it burns off, however, if you would like to count it, please count as 1 Healthy Fat or 1 Condiment.
Suggested Sides: Tossed green salad of 1 C greens with1/2 C tomatoes, 1 1/2 oz avocado and Stacey Hawkins Balsamic Mosto Cotto (3 Green, 1 Healthy Fat, 1 Condiment) You may only use corn (as shown in photo) if you have transitioned off program and are on maintenance or other low carb programs that allow corn.
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