Part of the fun of grilling out in the summer is coming up with exciting and flavorful marinades. I mean, sure you can season your meats with a quick blend, and it will always turn out fine, but if you can make it better, why wouldn’t you?

This is one of my favorite marinades so far. It’s hot. It’s sweet. It’s tangy. But it’s also got a kick from Los Muertos Barbecue seasoning. I marinated some thinly sliced chicken that I then skewered. A quick grill gives you charred edges and juicy insides. It doesn’t take long, which means that your hungry barbecue guests have a snack before the main course is done. Or is this the main course? Only you decide.

The marinade comes together quickly in a blender and uses a few of my favorite Ava Jane’s Kitchen products. Avocado oil, of course. And Yucatan Honey, which is the perfect complement to the avocado oil. Hot Roasted Garlic adds flavorful heat, and Los Muertos Barbecue rounds gives that perfect warm spicy flavor to round it out. Once you make it, you’ll be using it on everything from chicken to shrimp to fish. I promise you that.

Hot Honey Lime Marinated Chicken

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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Ava Jane's Kitchen



  • Put everything but the chicken in a blender and blend untilsmooth. Taste and adjust seasoning to your preference. 
  • Put the chicken in a plastic bag or casserole dish and pourthe marinade overtop, making sure all of the chicken is coated. Refrigerate for2-6 hours. 
  • When ready to cook, thread the chicken onto soaked wooden ormetal skewers. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium high heat. 
  • Grill the chicken until charred and cooked through.
  • Serve immediately.


Use this again: This chicken would be amazing on a taco salad or chopped and added to tacos. 
For one or two servings: Recipe can easily be doubled. For half, taste the marinade and adjust seasonings. 
Store leftovers: Store leftover chicken in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg