Close up photo of sweet and spicy chicken with limes and cashews


Sweet and Spicy Chicken

4 Servings

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20–25 minutes | Inactive Time: 2 hours

Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (or Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (or your favorite chili/hot sauce)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted cashews, roughly chopped (optional)*
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped (optional)


  1. Whisk

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients, except nuts and mint.

  2. Add chicken

    Add chicken to bowl and toss until chicken is fully coated and covered with marinade.

  3. Marinate

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2–6 hours.

  4. Preheat grill

    Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

  5. Grill chicken

    Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 10–12 minutes per side until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165º.

  6. Garnish and serve

    Remove from grill, place on serving platter, and garnish with nuts and mint if you choose.