Key West Chicken Recipe

This recipe for Key West chicken is perfect for summer grilling. This chicken gets its flavor from a delicious marinade that combines soy sauce, honey, lime juice, vegetable oil, and garlic. You can allow the chicken to marinade for as little as 30 minutes in the refrigerator, or if you want the fullest flavor, you can marinate overnight. I would highly recommend marinating the chicken overnight, it is well worth it. You can either grill the chicken breasts whole, or cut them into chunks and thread the pieces onto soaked wooden skewers.  If you are using wooden skewers, just soak them in water for a few hours, so that they do not burn easily on the grill. These grilled chicken breasts go perfect served with a cold salad as a side dish. Enjoy.

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(Makes 4 Servings)

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Key West Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves


  1. In a shallow sealable container, combine soy sauce, honey, vegetable oil, lime juice, and garlic. Mix well. Place chicken breast halves into the mixture, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (marinate overnight for the best flavor). After the chicken is done marinating, you can cut it into chunks and thread it onto soaked wooden skewers or grill the chicken breasts whole.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat. Lightly oil the grill grates.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade (discarding the marinade), and place the chicken breasts onto the grill. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees).


7 thoughts on “Key West Chicken Recipe”

  1. Can you cut the chicken into cubes first and then marinate? (to get all the goodness surrounding the chicken) Or might it be overwhelming?

  2. This recipe sounds terrific. I look forward to trying it and other recipes on your blog. And I can actually supply you with REAL Key West chickens if you’d like.

  3. I’m going to try this for tomorrow night’s dinner. But, I’m going to use chicken tenderloins.

  4. This was outstanding. I think it would have been even better if I had marinated it overnight!

  5. We tried this recipe yesterday and it was awesome. I marinated the chicken for about 20 hours. Unfortunately we can’t try every recipe you upload bc we can’t get these special american ingredients here in Germany.

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