honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice - Color Me Meg

honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice

honey lime chicken kabob skewers recipe
it’s warming up here, which means we are using the grill already a bit more.
{i know i know, i live in san diego… i mean, getting to the higher end of our 10 degree scale…:}

i saw this honey lime chicken a while ago over at kitchen meets girl.
a food blog that you have to check out if you haven’t. everything she posts is gold.

we put it on our schedule this last week, and i am still thinking about them…
so healthy, so easy, and i almost always have what i need for this…
my kind of week night.

andthe perfect summer meal.

and, i thought it might go perfectly with my mom’s cilantro lime rice.
ps, it did.

every time we sit to eat a meal like this, we are always kicking ourselves.

why don’t we eat like this all the time?!!!


honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoon Siracha
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro
  • about 3 large chicken boobs {cut into 1-inch pieces}
  • *may want: extra veggies- peppers and onions…etc. for grilling up with your chicken. meal = done.
  • Glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1-2 teaspoons of crushed garlic,
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce,
  • 3 table spoons honey,
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice,
  • and a healthy squirt of Siracha.

what to do

mix all ingredients together {excluding cilantro} in a bowl. toss in cubed chicken and coat. cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

throw your kabobs on the grill at medium-high heat for about 6 or 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. we also made up a glaze just before using the ingredients above and basted the skewers as we grilled to give em a little more gooey goodness…


on medium heat, combine all ingredients, then adjust for taste until you like it. a little more soy for salt, a little more Siracha for heat… etc.

paint skewers as they grill, and a little more just as they come off. you won’t be sorry.

adapted from kitchen meets girl


Cilantro Lime Rice

1 tablespoon oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups long-grain rice {brown works too!}
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 to 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
juice of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes (hold back juice of 1 lime for garnish)
chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

what to do:

heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. add in garlic and onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn’t burn. Add 2 cups of the broth and the juice and zest of 2 limes and bring it to a boil. reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed. the rice shouldn’t be sticky.


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

4 comments on honey lime skewers & cilantro lime rice

  1. Peg and Parker
    March 28, 2013 at 12:26 am (5 years ago)

    I want some of that right now! Any chance of that? You are quite the cook my dear girl!

  2. Delia Ann
    March 28, 2013 at 4:24 am (5 years ago)

    Looks delish!

  3. Krista Rollins
    April 9, 2013 at 2:13 am (5 years ago)

    hahahahahaha!!! I was cracking up at the &quot;3 large chicken boobs&quot;… like OUT LOUD!!! Love it! Love your sense of humor and love this recipe. Pinning now, making later and following you.<br /><br />Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  4. Marie Garcia
    May 15, 2013 at 1:17 am (5 years ago)

    Made this tonight for dinner I absolutely love this dish. Soooo yummy!!!!