Grilled Honey Adobo Chicken

Recipe and photo contributed by Stephanie Deihl Yield:  4 servings
Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook Time:  5 minutes

Grilled Honey Adobo Chicken

Sweet and spicy, this chicken is delicious with a quinoa salad or stuffed in corn tortillas. They also taste great slathered with salsa and guacamole or as a simple appetizer with a zesty dipping sauce.



1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lime juice

2 teaspoons honey

2 cloves garlic, smashed

1 teaspoon adobo sauce from a can of chilies in adobo

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground coriander


1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces



  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Prepare a grill for direct cooking over high heat. Tightly thread the chicken on several metal skewers. Lightly season with salt. Grill, turning once, for 4 minutes. Transfer to a platter and cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, slide the chicken off of the skewers and serve.

Kitchen Tips

If using bamboo skewers, be sure to pre-soak them in warm water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.

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