Roasted Chicken Legs with Lime

by Erica Dinho on December 16, 2009

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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 KennyT December 16, 2009 at 1:28 PM

These chicken drumsticks must be very flavourful coz you used lime! Genius!

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2 Ivy December 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Your chicken is full of flavour. When it comes to roasted chicken drumsticks are the best.

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3 Kim December 16, 2009 at 4:59 PM

The drumsticks look so pretty with the lime slices!

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4 Joy December 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM

What a lovely recipe! I look forward to trying these!

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5 anncoo December 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Mmm…very flavourful and simple recipe :)

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6 Joan Nova December 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM

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.

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7 rebecca subbiah December 16, 2009 at 10:32 PM

cool another great chicken recipe to try thanks Erica

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8 Erica December 16, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Thank you guys!

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9 Anita December 17, 2009 at 6:15 AM

I like the idea of the lime and lemon with the chicken, that would really make it tasty.

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10 Amalia December 17, 2009 at 9:01 AM

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
saludos
Amalia

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11 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie December 17, 2009 at 9:23 AM

The lime must add such fantastic flavors, delicious preparation!

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12 karen December 17, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Mmm, this looks good… great pictures and great flavors!

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13 Chris December 17, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Easy and tasty, I like that!

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14 Jhonny Walker December 18, 2009 at 5:21 PM

you are the best with food..but with drumsticks…you are god!!

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15 Oysterculture December 19, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Oh my, this looks ever so delicious! And I know where to go for any number of yummy sides to accompany this chicken – back in your posts. Thanks so much for sharing.

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16 Erica December 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Thank you all for visiting!

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17 danielle December 29, 2009 at 10:26 AM

yum! Isn’t it wonderful how simple roasted chicken is? and with this cold weather, we get to roast to our hearts content.

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18 margarita February 27, 2010 at 9:27 AM

My mom made this recipe for dinner last week and was fantastic. really tasty.

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19 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 10:12 PM

I made this chicken and my kids and husband loved it. I will make it again.

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20 Anonymous May 7, 2010 at 4:00 PM

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

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21 Anonymous May 12, 2010 at 11:07 AM

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.

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22 jim August 15, 2010 at 11:16 PM

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

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23 lisa maria November 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM

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!!!

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24 Mil July 25, 2011 at 9:02 PM

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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25 Diana November 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I made this recipe last night! Was so easy and delicious! Love it!

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26 james December 23, 2011 at 6:23 AM

These were really good and so easy to make.I will make it again and again!

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