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bone in chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet with lime wedges
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5 from 2 votes

Honey Lime Chicken

These delicious honey lime chicken thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Made with only a few ingredients in under 55 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 301kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 6 bone-in and skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed pepper optional
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, granulated garlic, onion powder, and oregano. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic cloves, red crushed pepper, lime zest, and lime juice. 
  • Heat some oil in a large skillet over high heat and cook the chicken on each side for 4-5 minutes.
  • Bake the chicken for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, brush the chicken with the honey lime sauce generously. Do that every 5 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through. I baked the chicken for a total of 35 minutes.
  • Enjoy with fresh cilantro, extra lime, and rice!


Cook the chicken uncovered for best results. 


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg