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thai-style honey lime chicken-

Easy Thai-Style Honey Lime Chicken

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


If you only have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table, Easy Thai-Style Honey Lime Chicken is the way to go! It tastes like it took hours even though it only takes minutes to make!


  • 1 lb. chicken thighs or drumsticks, or a mix (usually about 4 thighs and 2 or 3 chicken drumsticks fit in my cast iron)
  • 2/3 cup lime juice (usually 34 limes)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • handful of roughly chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Turn your oven to broil.
  2. Place your chicken skin-down in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. Broil for 15 minutes, and then flip the chicken over and broil another 15 minutes.
  3. While chicken is baking, make the sauce by whisking all the ingredients together, except for the honey.
  4. Once the chicken is done, pour or brush a little bit of the sauce over each chicken piece.
  5. Return the chicken to the over for about 3 minutes, until it looks golden brown, crispy and glistening.
  6. Once the chicken is done, set it aside, and pour out all but 2 tbsp or so of chicken drippings.
  7. Add to the cast-iron the rest of the sauce and honey. Simmer just a few minutes until the sauce is bubbling.
  8. Place the chicken back in the pan, and flip the chicken until each piece is covered with the sauce, or pour the sauce over the chicken in whatever dish you placed it in.
  9. Sprinkle cilantro over the chicken, and serve with jasmine rice, a salad or some stir-fried veggies. We like to pour on lots of the sauce with each chicken piece! Yum!


I’ve also cooked this in a broiling pan if I wanted to make more than a few pieces. I double the ingredients in the sauce recipe, except for the salt which I only add a little more than a teaspoon.