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Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts

Orange juice and soy sauce make such a tasty combination in this recipe from my mother-in-law. And the longer this chicken marinates, the fuller the flavor! Jennifer Petersen-Murray, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 221 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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  • chrissteve
    Jul 17, 2013

    Really delicious. And the leftovers were very tasty, too. I made some great chicken salad.

  • smagal
    Jun 20, 2013

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  • dkparker
    Jul 29, 2012

    Excellent. I agree with the submitter: the longer you marinate the better (I left them in the marinade for 30 hours). Only substitution I made was to use agave syrup instead of the honey.

  • littlecook4u
    Jul 7, 2012

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  • Hannah0418
    Aug 21, 2011

    just okay - nothing special

  • Ballinrobe
    Jul 27, 2011

    This is excellent and I have made it a few times! I did not use the grill but it would be even better on the grill, next time! I did however saute it with the extra sauce for a bit~! Very good!

  • skiredfern
    Mar 1, 2011

    I leave out the ginger and it is our favorite way to do chicken! My kids love it!

  • Terry Maddock
    Dec 6, 2010

    This is fantastic! I halved the recipe for two large chicken breasts and used the left over merinade for rice. I used 1/2 T ground ginger instead of the recipe suggestion and it was great. I've made this several times and we love it (and so does whoever else is eating it)!

    May 21, 2010

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  • sheila maines
    Apr 24, 2010

    has anyone used dried/grd ginger for the fresh if so, how much did you substitute?