Honey Lime Chicken USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP

Age Group: Adult
Serving Size: 25-50
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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  • 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 Facts
Honey Lime Chicken USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP
Amount Per Serving 0 ½ cup (4 oz spoodle)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 371mg16%
Potassium 241mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Total Sugars 18g20%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin D 6IU40%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
Vitamin A 23mcg
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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”)
50 Servings:
About 11 lb 8 oz
About 50 pieces/2 steam table pans
(12” x 20” x 2½”)