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Chili Lime Chicken

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True story – as I was photographing this chicken dish, my son was hovering; not so patiently waiting for me to finish so he could dive into these chicken drumsticks!  There is SO MUCH FLAVOR in these babies, your family will beg you to make them on the regular!

They’re super easy too, perfect for a day when its too hot to cook in the kitchen, and they’re equally delicious hot or room temp, so pack them for that picnic or trip to the lake!

The not so secret ingredient is Tajin chili lime seasoning that can be grabbed at your local Mexican food store, but many major grocery stores carry it too!  Don’t want to use Tajin?  Chili powder and a smidge of garlic powder will do just fine!

So here’s what I used:

  • 12 drumsticks, skin on
  • Juice of 2 medium limes
  • 2-3 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbs Tajin chili lime seasoning (it has dried lime in the blend, so there’s extra “zing”).
  • Seasoning may be substituted with 2 tbs chili powder, 1 tbs salt, and 1 tsp garlic powder)

Here’s what I did:

Place drumsticks in large bowl and coat with avocado oil, pepper, and seasoning mix. 

Toss until coated evenly, cover with plastic wrap and pop bowl in the fridge for minimum of 1 hour (may be stored in fridge up to a day ahead to increase flavor intensity).

When ready to cook, preheat grill on high heat for 15 minutes.

Once heated, drop heat to just under medium heat and lightly oil grates with avocado oil to help keep the chicken from sticking.

Place chicken on grill and cook for 10 minutes. 

In the meantime, add 1/2 cup water to leftover marinade for basting.

Turn grill fire off and let chicken rest on grill for another 5-10 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove chicken from grill, garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!  Happy grilling!

Chili Lime Chicken

Chili Lime Chicken

They're super easy too, perfect for a day when its too hot to cook in the kitchen, and they're equally delicious hot or room temp, so pack them for that picnic or trip to the lake!

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Drumsticks (skin on)
  • Juice of 2 medium limes
  • 2-3 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Tajin chili lime seasoning (it has dried lime in the blend, so there's extra "zing") Seasoning may be substituted with 2 tbs chili powder, 1 tbs salt, and 1 tsp garlic powder)

Instructions
 

  • Place drumsticks in large bowl and coat with avocado oil, pepper, and seasoning mix. 
  • Toss until coated evenly, cover with plastic wrap and pop bowl in the fridge for minimum of 1 hour (may be stored in fridge up to a day ahead to increase flavor intensity).
  • When ready to cook, preheat grill on high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Once heated, drop heat to just under medium heat and lightly oil grates with avocado oil to help keep the chicken from sticking.
  • Place chicken on grill and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • In the meantime, add 1/2 cup water to leftover marinade for basting.
  • When 10 minutes is up, turn chicken over and baste with marinade (I use a basting mop, but a medium paint brush will do too). 
  • Cook chicken for another 10 minutes.
  • Turn grill fire off and let chicken rest on grill for another 5-10 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove chicken from grill, garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately!

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