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Delicious spiced rubbed chicken cooked to tender and juicy perfection. It gets glazed with the most amazing honey lime sauce and is sure to be a huge hit!

Skillet honey lime chicken in a large black skillet. There are freshly cut limes on the side of the skillet.

Maybe I am a little obsessed with quick and easy skillet meals lately. But if you lived one day in my life lately you would understand why. It is just non stop from the second the alarm goes off for school. Going to the grocery store, doing taxes, piano practice, chasing after a toddler, and going to the gym are just a few of the things that make my days fly by. And then you check the clock and it is 6 pm and remember that your kids have to eat.

So because I buy my chicken in bulk at Costco I always have chicken on hand. So I am always trying to create new and delicious meals. The great thing about this Honey Lime Chicken is that I had all of the ingredients on hand. And it only takes a few ingredients to make the flavor of this chicken amazing!

Chicken being basted with honey in a skillet.

The glaze on this chicken. Oh my goodness. It is just a few simple ingredients! Honey, Lime, and soy sauce and garlic. It creates such a sticky thick glaze and gives the chicken SUCH amazing flavor. It became an instant favorite at our house.

Skillet honey lime chicken in a large skillet.

Back it up. I am getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s first talk about how you prepare the chicken. You rub the chicken in a blend of delicious and flavorful spices that get pan fried to tender and juicy perfection. It creates this flavorful crust and when you cut into the chicken it is cooked to perfection!

This meal is quick and easy and you are going to love it. It will be one that your family will want to make again and again!

Skillet honey lime chicken on a white plate.

Skillet honey lime chicken in a large black skillet.

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Skillet Honey Lime Chicken

5 from 10 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious spiced rubbed chicken cooked to tender and juicy perfection. It gets glazed with the most amazing honey lime sauce and is sure to be a huge hit!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings



  • In a medium sized skillet over medium heat add olive oil. In a small bowl combine cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Rub on chicken and place in skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees. Remove chicken and set aside on plate.
  • Add honey, lime juice and zest, soy sauce and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce heat and whisk until it starts to thicken. About 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Garnish with lime wedges if desired.


Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 23gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 637mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 126IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    It’s crazy that there isn’t lot of amazing reviews on this recipe already. My mom printed me this recipe back in 2016 and i have been OBSESSED since! It’s quick, easy, and DELISHIOUS! It’s been a go to recipe in my family for the last 7 years. I send it to everyone i know wanting meal ideas. This is actually the first time i have looked up the recipe online and was shocked it only had five reviews. I NEVER leave reviews to anything but this is a must! Do yourself a favor and try this recipe you wont be sorry!

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe yesterday and loved it. I did not have fresh lime, lime zest so I substituted lime juice and it was still wonderful. Quick and easy too.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! Thank you! My husband and I LOVED it! No wonder all of the comments were so fantastic! I couldn’t really get the sauce to thicken, but it didn’t matter. And since I tripled the sauce (we love sauce), we had plenty to drizzle over the chicken on the plate! Can’t say enough about how delicious this dish is. And per a suggestion from another comment, I tasted the chicken with only the rub before placing back in the pan to coat with the sauce and it ALSO was delicious! Again, thank you!!

  4. 5 stars
    I didn’t read the recipe carefully enough and used bone in chicken thighs. The cook time was off but the flavors were wonderful. I’ll definitely make it again with boneless thighs or breasts. Thanks!