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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This checks all the summer meal boxes and I am here for it!
Jessica July 18, 2022 at 04:01PM