Honey Lime Chicken USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP

Honey Lime Chicken is a simple and delicious dish of tender baked chicken thighs lightly glazed with lime and honey.
CACFP Adult Portion Crediting Information
½ cup (4 oz spoodle) provides 2 oz equivalent meat.
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Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
    • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
    • - - Fresh lime juice
    • - - Salt
    • - - Ground black or white pepper
    • - - Lime

    Measure

    • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
    • cups Honey
    • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp Salt
    • tsp Ground black or white pepper
    • cup Lime zest

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
      • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
      • - - Fresh lime juice
      • - - Salt
      • - - Ground black or white pepper
      • - - Lime zest

      Measure

      • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
      • cups Honey
      • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
      • 2 Tbsp Salt
      • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
      • cup Lime zest

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
        • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
        • - - Fresh lime juice
        • - - Salt
        • - - Ground black or white pepper
        • - - Lime

        Measure

        • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
        • cups Honey
        • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
        • 1 Tbsp Salt
        • tsp Ground black or white pepper
        • cup Lime zest

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
          • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
          • - - Fresh lime juice
          • - - Salt
          • - - Ground black or white pepper
          • - - Lime zest

          Measure

          • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
          • cups Honey
          • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
          • 2 Tbsp Salt
          • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
          • cup Lime zest

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
            • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
            • - - Fresh lime juice
            • - - Salt
            • - - Ground black or white pepper
            • - - Lime

            Measure

            • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
            • cups Honey
            • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
            • 1 Tbsp Salt
            • tsp Ground black or white pepper
            • cup Lime zest

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
              • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
              • - - Fresh lime juice
              • - - Salt
              • - - Ground black or white pepper
              • - - Lime zest

              Measure

              • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
              • cups Honey
              • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
              • 2 Tbsp Salt
              • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
              • cup Lime zest

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                • - - Fresh lime juice
                • - - Salt
                • - - Ground black or white pepper
                • - - Lime

                Measure

                • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                • cups Honey
                • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                • 1 Tbsp Salt
                • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                • cup Lime zest

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                  • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                  • - - Fresh lime juice
                  • - - Salt
                  • - - Ground black or white pepper
                  • - - Lime zest

                  Measure

                  • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                  • cups Honey
                  • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                  • 2 Tbsp Salt
                  • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                  • cup Lime zest

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                    • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                    • - - Fresh lime juice
                    • - - Salt
                    • - - Ground black or white pepper
                    • - - Lime

                    Measure

                    • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                    • cups Honey
                    • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                    • 1 Tbsp Salt
                    • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                    • cup Lime zest

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                      • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                      • - - Fresh lime juice
                      • - - Salt
                      • - - Ground black or white pepper
                      • - - Lime zest

                      Measure

                      • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                      • cups Honey
                      • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                      • 2 Tbsp Salt
                      • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                      • cup Lime zest

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                        • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                        • - - Fresh lime juice
                        • - - Salt
                        • - - Ground black or white pepper
                        • - - Lime

                        Measure

                        • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                        • cups Honey
                        • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                        • 1 Tbsp Salt
                        • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                        • cup Lime zest

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                          • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                          • - - Fresh lime juice
                          • - - Salt
                          • - - Ground black or white pepper
                          • - - Lime zest

                          Measure

                          • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                          • cups Honey
                          • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                          • 2 Tbsp Salt
                          • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                          • cup Lime zest

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                            • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                            • - - Fresh lime juice
                            • - - Salt
                            • - - Ground black or white pepper
                            • - - Lime

                            Measure

                            • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                            • cups Honey
                            • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                            • 1 Tbsp Salt
                            • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                            • cup Lime zest

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                              • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                              • - - Fresh lime juice
                              • - - Salt
                              • - - Ground black or white pepper
                              • - - Lime zest

                              Measure

                              • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                              • cups Honey
                              • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                              • 2 Tbsp Salt
                              • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                              • cup Lime zest

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                                • - - Fresh lime juice
                                • - - Salt
                                • - - Ground black or white pepper
                                • - - Lime

                                Measure

                                • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                • cups Honey
                                • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                                • 1 Tbsp Salt
                                • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                                • cup Lime zest

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                  • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                                  • - - Fresh lime juice
                                  • - - Salt
                                  • - - Ground black or white pepper
                                  • - - Lime zest

                                  Measure

                                  • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                  • cups Honey
                                  • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                                  • 2 Tbsp Salt
                                  • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                                  • cup Lime zest

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                    • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                                    • - - Fresh lime juice
                                    • - - Salt
                                    • - - Ground black or white pepper
                                    • - - Lime

                                    Measure

                                    • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                    • cups Honey
                                    • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                                    • 1 Tbsp Salt
                                    • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                                    • cup Lime zest

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                      • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                                      • - - Fresh lime juice
                                      • - - Salt
                                      • - - Ground black or white pepper
                                      • - - Lime zest

                                      Measure

                                      • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                      • cups Honey
                                      • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                                      • 2 Tbsp Salt
                                      • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                                      • cup Lime zest

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • 9 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                        • 1 lb 5 oz Honey
                                        • - - Fresh lime juice
                                        • - - Salt
                                        • - - Ground black or white pepper
                                        • - - Lime

                                        Measure

                                        • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                        • cups Honey
                                        • ½ cup Fresh lime juice
                                        • 1 Tbsp Salt
                                        • tsp Ground black or white pepper
                                        • cup Lime zest

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • 18 lb Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                          • 2 lb 10 oz Honey
                                          • - - Fresh lime juice
                                          • - - Salt
                                          • - - Ground black or white pepper
                                          • - - Lime zest

                                          Measure

                                          • - - Raw chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
                                          • cups Honey
                                          • 1 cup Fresh lime juice
                                          • 2 Tbsp Salt
                                          • 1 Tbsp Ground black or white pepper
                                          • cup Lime zest


                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Preheat oven:
                                            Conventional oven: 400 °F.
                                            Convection oven: 375 °F.
                                          • Combine chicken thighs, honey, lime juice, salt, pepper, and lime zest in a large bowl. Stir well. Allow flavors to blend for 15-20 minutes.
                                          • Set aside for step 3.
                                          • Place about 9 lb seasoned chicken thighs on a sheet pan (18” x 26” x 1”) lightly coated with pan release spray and lined with parchment paper.
                                            For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                          • Bake:
                                            Conventional oven: 400 °F for 30-35 minutes.
                                            Convection oven: 375 °F for 30-35 minutes.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Heat to 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
                                          • Once chicken thighs are removed from oven, cut into ¼” cubes.
                                          • Transfer about 5 lb 12 oz honey lime chicken to a steam table pan (12” x 20” x 2½”).
                                            For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
                                          • Serve ½ cup (4 oz spoodle).

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Honey Lime Chicken USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP
                                          Amount Per Serving (0 ½ cup (4 oz spoodle))
                                          Calories 310
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 12g18%
                                          Saturated Fat 3g19%
                                          Cholesterol 109mg36%
                                          Sodium 371mg16%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 20g7%
                                          Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
                                          Total Sugars 18g20%
                                          Protein 30g60%
                                          Potassium 241mg7%
                                          Vitamin C 3mg4%
                                          Vitamin D 6IU40%
                                          Calcium 17mg2%
                                          Iron 2mg11%
                                          Vitamin A 23mcg
                                          * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

                                          Notes

                                          *See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.
                                          Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
                                          Yield / Volume 25 Servings:

                                          About 5 lb 12 oz

                                          About 25 pieces/1 steam table pan

                                          (12” x 20” x 2½”)

                                          Yield / Volume 50 Servings:

                                          About 11 lb 8 oz

                                          About 50 pieces/2 steam table pans

                                          (12” x 20” x 2½”)