Posted in How Sweet Eats
July 18, 2022

Grilled Hot Honey Chicken with Sweet Corn Salad.

This grilled hot honey chicken is simple and flavorful. Paired with a fresh sweet corn salad that is crisp, refreshing, crunchy and full of lime, this is a weeknight meal that cannot be missed!

I’ve got summer dinner for you tonight!

Really, I mean I wish I could cook it FOR you tonight. It’s easy. And simple. It’s flavorful. And tastes so good that you won’t even be able to wait for the leftovers.

grilled hot honey chicken

This grilled chicken is marinated in a simple lemon and hot honey dressing, then served alongside a lime corn salad that is crunchy, creamy, refreshing and bright. Seriously. If that’s not the best weeknight dinner for July I don’t know what else is. 

corn salad ingredients

It’s no secret that I’m always looking for a way to spice up (literally?) our grilled chicken. I can’t handle boring chicken recipes and I’m always on the hunt for a way to make grilled chicken feel extra special. I like to use grilled chicken in lots of leftovers and lunches, so I want to make sure it tastes good enough to eat twice. Or thrice! 

For this chicken, I marinate it in a simple lemon hot honey mix. I used to always make my own hot honey, then I discovered mike’s hot honey so I use that. If you want to make your own – here is how I do it! The hot honey doesn’t exactly shine as a marinade, but when you grill the chicken it will have a bite. I also drizzle the chicken with more hot honey, because I am convinced that you can never have enough. 

grilled hot honey chicken

Served next to this crunchy, fresh corn salad, it’s so fantastic. The chicken is spicy and warm, the corn salad is cool and sweet. It’s a combination that I can’t get enough of.

fresh lime corn salad

My inspiration for the corn salad comes from my chipotle corn salad in Everyday Dinners. If you haven’t had that recipe before – oh my gosh. Go get the book right now! I serve it with a grilled pork tenderloin and it is serious perfection. Everyone loves it. 

Since we have hot honey chicken, I didn’t want to make the chipotle version of the corn salad that’s in the book. So I took a few liberties with my own recipe and made a lime corn salad. It’s still just as delicious with lots of citrus, complements the spicy hot chicken so well and is easy enough to toss together while the chicken is on the grill.

corn salad up close

That’s the best kind of meal! It feels fancy, satisfying and “complete,” but you can prep the side while the main cooks and things are super simple that way all around. 

grilled hot honey chicken with lime corn salad

We love this meal for leftovers – it is just as delicious the next day. It’s also a great one to meal prep for a few days too. I’ve done that for Eddie with this recipe and the flavor is all there.

You can even toss everything together for an extra spicy, warm, sweet crunch.

grilled hot honey chicken with lime corn salad

This checks all the summer meal boxes and I am here for it!

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Jessica July 18, 2022 at 04:01PM

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