Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime is made with pantry staples, so you probably already have what you need in your kitchen....

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Summer grilling is in full swing. At my house that means we have burgers, chicken, pork or even grilled shrimp most nights each week. The clean up is minimal, it doesn't heat up the house, and for some reason it just tastes better.

I love cooking in the summer, because it is just so easy. Throw some kind of meat on the grill, chop up some kind of vegetable and put it on the grill, and dinner is done. Healthy, easy, and quick. To keep it from getting boring, you gotta switch up the flavors though. Plain burgers every night gets old really fast.

Grilled chicken drumsticks with chili lime are a super easy way to change up the flavor. In a large plastic bag you can combine all the ingredients for the marinade, then just let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. You can do as short as 30 minutes, but if you want more flavor, go for longer.

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Chili powder, lime juice, garlic... all pretty much pantry staples, so you can make this any night of the week. Grilling drumsticks can be a little tricky and take a little longer. But they are super juicy and very flavorful. You can use the same recipe and use whatever cut of chicken you like best. 

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I served our chili lime chicken with corn on the cob, but you could make your favorite veggies, salad or maybe try Cranberry Apple Coleslaw for a little sweet and creamy with the crispy chicken. A dinner the whole family is going to love, and not complain that you are making chicken for dinner again. Plus clean up is done in seconds, which makes it a must make on my list.

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Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Recipe

      4 Servings


  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • zest of 2 Limes
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 jalapeños Jalapeño, Finely chopped
  • 10-12 Chicken Drumsticks


  1. In a large plastic bag combine lime juice, zest, garlic, chili powder, honey, olive oil, cilantro, and jalapeño. Add drumsticks, and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  2. Heat grill to high. Add chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Reduce the heat once the chicken is browned, so you can get it cooked through without burning.


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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 232
Calories 486

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 726mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 48g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

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Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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