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Spicy Honey Marinade

Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, grilling, marinade
Servings: 4


  • 1 ½ lbs/675g chicken thighs boneless and skinless*
  • 4 tbs/60ml balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs/30ml honey
  • 1 tbs/15ml lime co-milled olive oil**
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp/6g salt
  • 1 tsp/2g ground pepper


  • Whisk all marinade ingredients together until honey is dissolved.
  • Toss chicken in marinade and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Reserve excess marinade.
  • Grill low and slow over hot coals until cooked through. (Alternatively bake at 350F for about 20-30 minutes depending on size of chicken pieces.)
  • Heat excess marinade in a saucepan over med-low until reduced by half, swirling regularly.
  • Pour reduced marinade over cooked chicken and serve with some fresh limes if desired.


*Or really however you prefer your chicken, boneless and skinless were what I had at the time and I prefer dark meat over white.
**You can also use 1 tbs olive oil with a squeeze of lime juice.