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Grilled Hot Honey Chicken with Lime Corn Salad

This grilled hot honey chicken is simple and flavorful. Paired with a fresh sweet corn salad that is crisp, refreshing, crunchy and full of lime, this is a weeknight meal that cannot be missed!
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hot honey chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot honey, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper

corn salad

  • 6 ears of sweet corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
  • kosher salt and pepper


  • Place the chicken in a glass dish or resealable bag. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, hot honey, lemon zest, garlic and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Pour it over the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes or even overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to the highest setting. Once hot, place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes, or until the chicken easily flips. Flip and the chicken and grill for 5 to 6 minutes more, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle with extra hot honey.
  • To make the corn salad, place the corn, green onions and cilantro in a bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the sour cream, lime juice, zest, and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir the sour cream mixture into the corn until combined. Taste and season more if needed.
  • Serve the chicken with the corn and enjoy!

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