Honey Grilled Chicken is a sweet , spicy and delicious treat made with Bella Bee Forest Honey or Wildflower Honey, spicy garlic, ginger and cilantro.

Be sure to read our Cooking with Honey page to ensure you get the best flavour results.

Honey Grilled Chicken

Honey Grilled Chicken is a sweet and delicious treat made with Bella Bee Forest Honey or Wildflower Honey, garlic, ginger and cilantro.
Prep Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • Zip Lock Bag
  • Small Saucepan
  • Grill Pan
  • Basting Brush


  • 1.5 kg Chicken Parts Rinsed, drained and patted dry.
  • 1 Zest of one Orange you will use the juice later.


  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt Sea Salt is best.
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Juice of one orange Use the Zest for the basting sauce.

Basting Sauce

  • ½ cup Tomato Ketchup or Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Honey Forest Honey or Wildflower Honey is best.
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hot Chilli Sauce Tabasco is best.
  • 1 clove Garlic Put through a Garlic Press or Chopped finely.
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger Minced or Chopped or 1 tsp of Ground Ginger powder as an alternative.
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped Save some for the garnish.


Marinade the Chicken

  • After preparing the chicken pieces, toss them in a plastic zipper bag with the olive oil, salt, pepper and orange juice. Refrigerate for a minimum of an hour. Leaving them overnight in the marinade is best.

Basting Sauce

  • Combine the basting sauce ingredients , Tomato Sauce, Soy Sauce, Hot Chilli Sauce, Garlic and Ginger into a small saucepan and cook on low for 15 minutes.
  • After cooking the basting sauce allow to cool and then add the Zest and Honey and mix throughly.
  • Reserve 1/2 of the sauce.

Cooking the Chicken

  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Cook the chicken pieces on all sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  • With a basting brush, coat the chicken on one side, cook for 2 minutes. Turn the chicken and baste the other side, continuing to cook until the chicken is completely cooked all the way through.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and drizzle with the reserved sauce and the fresh Cilantro.


If you are using a BBQ or Grill, be sure to oil the grates of the grill right before putting the Chicken onto it.  You can leave the chicken in the marinade overnight if you wish.   

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