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Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Breasts

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Marinated and honey glazed, these grilled chicken breasts are cooked to create a crispy texture on the outside and a juicy tender texture inside.

Grilled honey glazed chicken on a serving plate.

Honey-Glazed Chicken Marinade

When grilling with honey it’s a good idea to always create a marinade with it instead of adding to directly to the chicken. The reason being, it will cause the chicken to grill way too fast leaving the chicken under cooked and burnt on the outside.

When grilling with honey, it’s best to cook with a high smoke point oil, such as Mazola Corn Oil®. This oil has the smoke point of 450° making it the oil of choice for grilling, sauteeing, and also stir-frying.

Using Mazola Corn Oil in this marinade will give it a beautiful glaze, an even cook, and a beautifully juicy and glistening inside.

There’s also another plus side to using Mazola Corn Oil in your marinade. Mazola Corn Oil is a heart-healthy* cooking oil and creates marinades that make great-tasting food because it has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavor of your food stand out.

The addition of apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and lemon juice tenderizes the chicken breasts furthermore, and the honey in the marinade helps lock all that wonderful flavor inside. Allowing the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes before grilling really locks in flavor.

I always reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade before adding it to the chicken to use for basting.

Chicken breasts with grill marks on grill grate with cut lemons.

Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilling chicken to perfection isn’t all that difficult with a few quick and easy tips. To achieve beautiful grill marks and a juicy inside, lock in the flavors using these tips:

  • Use Honey – Honey caramelizes and locks in flavor and moisture when cooking meats.
  • Use Mazola Corn Oil – it has a high smoke point which makes it perfect to achieve beautifully grilled chicken.
  • Pound the Chicken- Use a meat mallet to pound the chicken to a 1/2 inch thickness – this promotes even cooking.
  • Sear the Chicken – Searing the chicken on one side before reducing the heat will allow the marinade to lock in the juices and give the outside of the chicken a nice crisp texture. It also gives the chicken beautiful grill marks.
  • Baste – Basting keeps the chicken moist and prevents it from drying out while on the grill.
Raw chicken in marinate next to container of Mazola Corn Oil.

Grilled Peppers and Onions

Making sides on the grill alongside the main course not only saves time but it’s certainly convenient! These sliced peppers and onions have a marinade of their own and it’s quick and easy.

After slicing the peppers and onions, they’re added to a sealable bag along with Mazola Corn Oil, salt, and pepper. It’s then shaken up until ready to place on the grill.

The peppers and onions are marinated by adding them to a resealable bag along with Mazola Corn Oil, salt, and pepper. It’s shaken to combine and coat the veggies and is set aside before grilling.

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A plate of grilled chicken breast with cut lemon and grilled peppers and onions.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetables

Chicken and veggies can be grilled all at once and it’s no hassle to do so!

When grilling these honey-glazed chicken breasts, set the grill to 400° and close the lid. Once it has reached the temperature, place the chicken onto the grill that has been greased. Leave the lid open for one minute to allow the chicken to sear. Close the lid and reduce the temperature to 350° and let the chicken cook for 6 minutes. When the six minutes are up, baste the chicken before flipping.

Repeat with the other side of the chicken including turning the heat back up to 400° to sear the chicken.

Before grilling the chicken breasts, add the sliced peppers and onions to the grill using the foil pack method. Allow the vegetables to grill as long as the chicken does, rotating while when flipping the chicken.

*see Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health

Close up of platter with grilled chicken and a cut lemon.
Yield: 4 Servings

Grilled Honey-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Grilled Honey-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Marinated and honey glazed, these chicken breasts are cooked on the grill to create a crispy texture on the outside and a juicy tender texture on the inside.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Marinade

  • ⅓ cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp pepper
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, ½ inch thick
  • 2 lemons, sliced in half, for grilling

Vegetables

  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup of Mazola Corn Oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large sealable container. Stir well and reserve ¼ cup.
  2. Place the chicken into the container and coat well. Allow marinating for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Combine the sliced peppers and onions along with the Mazola corn oil, salt, and pepper into a resealable bag. Coat to combine and place in the refrigerator.
  4. Prepare the grill by greasing the racks with Mazola corn oil.
  5. Preheat the grill to 400°
  6. Create a foil packet and place the vegetables inside.
  7. Place the marinated chicken breasts onto the greased racks and allow the chicken to sear for 1 minute before closing the lid.
  8. Close the grill lid and reduce the temperature to 350°.
  9. Grill the chicken for 6 minutes. Don't open the lid. Don't peek!
  10. At the six minute mark, increase the temperature to 400°
  11. Open the lid, baste the chicken with half of the marinade and flip.
  12. Baste with the remaining marinade and allow the chicken to sear for 1 minute.
  13. Stir the vegetables and close the lid for the remaining 6 minutes.
  14. Remove the chicken from the grill and check for an internal temperature of 165°.
  15. Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 644Total Fat: 56.5gSaturated Fat: 8.2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 2080mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3.5gSugar: 31.2gProtein: 3.1g

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