Honey Lime Marinade

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Randy Mon

Perfect marinade for chicken. Marinate 1 day, covered and chilled.

Yield: Makes enough for 2 lbs. chicken
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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, plus the zest of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons mild honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne


  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Put chicken in a nonreactive baking dish and pour marinade over, turning to coat. If you like a stickier glaze, mix 2 more tbsp. honey with 1 more tbsp. lime juice and brush onto chicken during last 5 minutes of cooking.
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