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This grilled honey chicken and sweet potatoes is a mix of sweet and spicy. It’s super quick, easy, and SO DELICIOUS. The perfect recipe for warm days when turning on the oven is just not something you want to do.

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I hope everyone had a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend! Mine was great. I spent some much needed time with mom looking back at old photos from when I was a kid. If you follow along on Instagram or read my favorites post, you saw all of those fun photos.

My brothers and I all got together and gave my mom (and dad and Asher) plane tickets out to San Diego for Memorial Day weekend. A few of my brothers are living out there, as well as two of my cousins. Everyone else is flying in for the weekend, so all 17 of us will be together again. Mom is definitely excited to have the gang all together!

It was the perfect gift because my mom is not huge on material things. She’d much prefer to spend time with her family, than be gifted a fancy new necklace (or something along those lines). And of course, I also showered her with flowers and my favorite candles, because you know I cannot resist flowers. AND I finally found peonies, so I was very excited about that.

Probably way more excited than my mom…

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Speaking of Memorial Day, it’s hard for me to believe that it’s just two weeks away. To me, Memorial Day marks the start of grilling season and all things summer. I feel like a lot of you may think along those same lines? Either way, the warm weather and long days are slowly creeping their way back into our lives, and as you can guess, I am very excited about it.

One of the requests I’ve been receiving a lot lately is for dinners made entirely on the grill. Some of you have stressed that you live in very warm places (I am jealous, heat and humidity are my kind of thing) where turning on the oven throughout these warmer months is a big fat NO.

Well, I am listening, and today’s chicken (and sweet potato) recipe is made entirely on the grill.

OK well, not the rice, but I mean, you don’t have to make rice. Although I highly recommend it. I myself can’t do grilled chicken without a side of rice, it’s just my kind of comfort food.

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Anyway, this chicken is nothing short of awesome. It’s really easy to throw together, and so flavorful too. The marinade is a simple mix of lime, honey, chili flakes, herbs, and a good amount of garlic. You only need to marinate the chicken for fifteen minutes or so before grilling, and while that’s happening you can be prepping the rest of the recipe.

I decided to skewer the chicken with bell peppers for an extra boost of veggies. Once grilled the chicken is tender, caramelized, citrusy, a little sweet and a little spicy. It is so good.

Since you guys know me, you know I love my color, and my veggies. So I grilled up some sweet potatoes alongside the chicken. If you’ve never grilled sweet potatoes before prepare to be amazed. The amount of flavor the grill adds to the potatoes is so good. I personally love the pieces that get a little too charred.

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And yes, I know sweet potatoes are a carb, but I also had to add rice, because again, I rarely do grilled chicken without a side of rice. It’s just a thing I have to do. Where there is chicken, there will also be rice. Always.

Lastly, the salsa. It’s not your traditional salsa, but it pairs perfectly with this sweet, spicy, and savory recipe. Plus, I just love avocado too much, so I add it to as many recipes as I can. Not sorry about it.

All in all, I couldn’t love this recipe more. I know it’s kind of simple…ish, but it’s also great in so many ways. Nothing too complicated, but yet still flavorful and fun.

And of course, it’s perfect for all the warm days ahead.

OH, and it’s pretty healthy too. So yeah, I’d say it’s a good dinner for a Monday night.

Who’s in?

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If you make this Grilled Honey Chicken and love it, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make grilled chicken, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Grilled Chili Lime Honey Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 382 kcal

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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped into bite sized chunks
  • steamed white or brown rice, for serving

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro and or basil, chopped


  • 1. In a gallon size zip top bag, combine the chicken, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, garlic, honey, red pepper flakes, cilantro, oregano, and a large pinch of salt. Marinate for 15 minutes or up to overnight in the fridge. 
    2. In bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. 
    3. Set your grill, grill pan or skillet to medium-high heat. Take your skewers and thread chicken pieces and bell peppers together, alternating one after another. 
    4. Brush the peppers and chicken on the skewers lightly with olive oil. Grill the skewers until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total. At the same time, grill the sweet potatoes on tin foil on the grill, turning them halfway through cooking, until tender and lightly charred on each side, about 10-12 minutes. 
    5. To make the salsa, combine the avocado, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. 
    6. Serve the skewers and sweet potatoes over rice, and top with avocado salsa and fresh herbs. 

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Cool. Cool. Happy grilling!

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  2. This is my favorite meal! I eat it at least once a week. I don’t bother with skewers though. Just butterfly a chicken breast, slice the sweet potato and bell peppers and grill that way. It’s just easier and quicker. I serve everything over basmati rice. I’m on a low fodmap diet and have to cut out the garlic, and this recipe is so good I don’t even miss it.

  3. 5 stars
    I wanted a simple chicken marinade for some grilling so searched the blog and very happy I did. Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! Super easy too which was so welcome. Thank you Tieghan!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and it was excellent. Used breast tenderloins and was able to marinate almost two pounds of chicken. Used a couple teaspoons of salt in marinade. Added a teaspoon of Dijon to it to help it emulsify and stick to chicken better. I didn’t make the sweet potatoes on the grill because I was worried they wouldn’t cook through some made them roasted in oven using America Test Kitchen’s method. Really excellent marinade on the chicken. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Thank you for trying this one, Angela! I am really glad it turned out so well for you! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    made this on Saturday night and man it was fantastic!
    I usually make a lot of indian/thai food but wanted something different yet still good level of flavour/spice. This ticked all the boxes. I was a little skeptical the potatoes would cook on the grill but they came out perfectly and the avocado salsa was perfect topping. I added some charred chilli brussel sprouts because we had some that needed using up and it went great together!

    Thanks for the delicious recipe.

    1. I am so glad this turned out so well for you, Samantha!! Thank you so much for trying it! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    I really wanted to grill this tonight, but it is not storming. Would this recipe work in the oven? I just wouldn’t want the chicken to be dry!

    1. Hey Colleen! Of course this will be great in the oven! I would roast at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is charring and cooked through. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Hello Tieghan. Tonight was the first time I cooked dinner in our new home…and I used this very recipe. I had to adapt it a bit because we don’t have a BBQ yet, but OMG it totally rocks! Thank you so, so much. Cheers, Ardith

    1. HI! I did not use tin foil to grill my sweet potatoes. I put them directly on the grill. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Not to mention my teenage son approved. Win win! I will definitely make this again.

  9. Made this last night. AMAZING! Flavors blended so well and it felt like there was an explosion of flavor in every bite! Keep the simple, flavorful, healthy recipes coming! I am a lifetime (lapsed ?) member and LOVE flavorful recipes like this! You are becoming my new fave!

    1. Thank you so much Sharon! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe and hope you love others on my blog as well!

  10. 5 stars
    Delish, made as instructed, except cut sweet potatoes in rounds with mandolin and spiced them up with Paul Pudhomme magic seasoning.

  11. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, it was tasty!! Now that summer’s here I want to use every chance I can to be put in the sun, so please bring on the grilling recipes!
    We had to grill our sweet potatoes for about 17min, bt that may be because we used a grill pan instead of tin foil.
    This would be great to make on Sunday night and have leftovers for the week.
    I was surprised on how much flavour there was in the chicken especially considering I only marinated for 15min.
    Will definitely be making this again.

  12. I’m always trying to find the “healthish-est” recipes. I made this for a casual dinner party and it was fabulous! Everyone loved it and with all the amazing flavors, nobody missed the “unhealthy” things. I am a huge fan! Love the book too. Thank you for making me look good all the time.

  13. 4 stars
    Thanks for this awesome recepie, It’s a great combination of chicken & potato, its really tasty & delicious recepie.

  14. The sweet potato wedges look DELICIOUS, not gonna lie! I could eat an unlimited amount of them. I can only imagine how wonderful this entire dish tastes!

  15. 5 stars
    I had every intention of making this entire dish. However, given that I was tight on time I decided just to do the chicken skewers. The chicken marinaded for like 28 hours before we cooked it. Usually I wouldn’t do that but I was going to make it the night before and then we got invited to a friends for dinner so it had to wait a night.
    OMG my husband and I loved this chicken. So much flavor! We are now making it for the second time tonight but are going to do it fajita style. Next time we make it I definitely want to try the whole recipe above… sweet potatoes with this chicken would be delish. I highly recommend this!

  16. This looks absolutely fabulous! Do you have an idea about calories, fat, protein or fiber per serving? I would greatly appreciate your help.

    1. hi Rebecca,
      I do not provide the nutritional information for my recipes because I truly try to use whole ingredients as much as possible. I am so sorry for this. There are many calorie counting apps and websites where you can put in the information and divid by the serving size to find out the calories, fat etc. If you have any other questions please let me know! I hope you love this recipe!

  17. I made this tonight and it was the best chicken i’ve EVER made per my husband! Love your recipes and have never made anything that wasn’t spectacular! Keep them coming!

  18. I made this tonight and it was the best chicken i’ve EVER made per my husband! Love your recipes and have never made anything that wasn’t spectacular!

  19. I was just saying this past weekend how I want to try grilling on skewers! This looks delicious 🙂

  20. I’m in! This looks both delicious and good for me. I hope it freezes well, because I’m going to make a bunch for lunches over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for this!