Honey Lime Chicken USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 6
Honey Lime Chicken is a simple and delicious dish of tender baked chicken thighs lightly glazed with lime and honey.
CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information
⅓ cup (⅓ cup measuring cup or 3 oz spoodle) provides 1.25 oz equivalent meat.
CACFP Home Childcare 6-Serving Recipe Project.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 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. Set aside for step 2. Allow flavors to blend for 15-20 minutes.
  • Place seasoned chicken thighs on a baking pan (9” x 13” x 2”) lightly coated with pan release spray and lined with parchment paper.
  • 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 honey lime chicken to a medium baking dish (8” x 8” x 2”).
  • Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher until served.
  • Serve ⅓ cup (portion with ⅓ cup measuring cup or 3 oz spoodle).


Nutrition Facts
Honey Lime Chicken USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving 0 ⅓ cup (3 oz spoodle)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Total Sugars 13g14%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Vitamin D 0IU0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1000mg5556%
Vitamin A 16mcg
*Marketing Guide
Yield / Volume