Garlic Lime Roasted Chicken Drumsticks


An easy but tasty oven-baked skinless chicken drumsticks recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. An overnight marinade makes the meat practically fall off the bone. If you don't have time to make this ahead, you could make it in 30 minutes. Enjoy!

close up view of Garlic Lime Roasted Chicken Drumsticks on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 large lime, juiced, or more to taste

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 10 skinless chicken drumsticks


  1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, oregano, parsley, and pepper in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Add chicken drumsticks; turn to coat evenly. Seal bag, squeezing out all the air.

  2. Let chicken marinate in the refrigerator, at least 2 hours and preferably overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  4. Let chicken come to room temperature, about 25 minutes. Arrange on the baking sheet.

  5. Roast in the preheated oven until browned, about 25 minutes. Flip chicken and baste with juices; continue cooking until browned on the second side, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  6. Cover chicken with aluminum foil. Let stand before serving, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
10g Fat
1g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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