Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Recipe

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Photo

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.

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Picture

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. 

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Image

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.

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Photo

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime Recipe

Erin S.
Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Chili Lime is made with pantry staples, so you probably already have what you need in your kitchen….
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 485.88 kcal


  • 0.25 Fresh Lime Juice
  • Limes
  • 3 Garlic Minced
  • 2 Chili Powder
  • 1 Honey
  • 2 Olive Oil
  • 2 Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeño Finely chopped
  • 10 Chicken Drumsticks


  • 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.


Calories: 485.88kcalCarbohydrates: 5.75gProtein: 47.56gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5.5gSodium: 726.31mgFiber: 0.06gSugar: 4.5g
Keyword Chicken, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Family Meals and Snacks, Grilled, Jalapeños, Limes, Spicy, Summer
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