Roasted Chicken Legs with Lime

Pollo con Limon

Roasted Chicken with Lime

I had some extra chicken legs thawed in the refrigerator that I didn’t use when I recently made my chicken soup for myself while I was sick. I still wasn’t feeling well and I needed something simple and easy to make using the ingredients that I already had at home, as I still wasn’t feeling up to going to the supermarket. So, I was thinking all night what I could make with them and the result were these chicken legs with lime.

They were delicious, packed with flavor and very easy to make and I only used a few ingredients. If you prefer, you can use chicken thighs instead. Enjoy!



  • 6 chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ limes, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Pollo con Limon


  1. Marinate chicken: Mince and mash garlic to a paste with ½ teaspoon salt, then transfer to a large bowl. Stir in olive oil, lime juice and cumin. Toss chicken within marinade until coated. Cover, put in the fridge and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat at 425°F.
  3. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes. Take the baking sheet out the oven and place the lime slices on top of the chicken evenly.
  4. Continue roasting until the chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes more and serve.
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  1. says

    I was wondering how you got the skin so brown but I see you had the oven at 425 degrees. I love marinating with citrus. It’s a very Latin technique…as you well know.

    All the best to you for the holidays and the new year.

  2. says

    Erica acabo de descubrir tu blog y me encanta te felicito tienes unas recetas increibles, ya me hice seguidora asi que me tendras muy amenudo por aqui

  3. Anonymous says

    I made this recipe couple of times and it was a huge success. i will make it over and over… again

  4. Anonymous says

    This turned out great. I think marinating them for as long as possible is important, they had a great flavor, definitely a… recipe I will use again.

  5. jim says

    This turned out great. I think marinating them for as long as possible is important, they had a great flavor, definitely a… recipe I will use again.
    I made this chicken and my kids and husband loved it. I will make it again.
    yum! Isn’t it wonderful how simple roasted chicken is? and with this cold weather, we get to roast to our hearts content. love you

  6. lisa maria says

    i am making this for my husband and his brother as we speak! but there not getting as brown as the photo you have =[ well lets see there not done yet but they smell oh so good!!!

  7. Mil says

    I made this recently – it was sooo good and so easy! I love your recipes!! Thank you for sharing them with the world!


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