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Ginger-Lime Grilled Chicken

A honey of a fast recipe with a baste that takes less time to make than the BBQ takes to warm up. Lemons also work here and you can wrap sugar snap peas or sliced zucchini or bok choy in foil and heat right beside the chicken. Ideal for week day entertaining
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 lime, large
1 tbsp ginger, fresh, finely grated
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tsp cumin, ground
½ tsp salt

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Oil the grill and preheat barbecue to medium or place an oven rack in the centre of the oven and preheat the oven broiler. Place chicken on a cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Press down with your hand to even out the thickness. Using a sharp knife, make shallow slashes at regular intervals on both sides of the chicken.

  2. Squeeze the lime juice into a small bowl. Stir in the honey, ginger, oil and seasonings. Brush all over the chicken, then place chicken on the barbecue or a foil lined baking sheet.

  3. BARBECUE: Barbecue with the lid down, turning and basting often with lime mixture, for 5 minutes. Then continue barbecuing, without basting,until chicken feels springy when pressed and meat thermometer reaches 165°F (74°C), about 5 to 7 more minutes.

  4. OVEN BROILING: Grill in the centre of the oven. Baste and turning often for the first 5 minutes, then continue grilling without basting until chicken feels springy and meat thermometer reaches 165°F (74°C), about 5 to 7 more minutes.

  5. Wonderful with rice cooked in coconut milk and grilled peppers or vegetable kebabs.

Nutrition Info

Per 295 g serving Amount
Protein61 g
Fat11 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate7 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar5 g
Cholesterol155 mg
Sodium440 mg
Per 295 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B682
Vitamin B1251