Baked Chicken with Plum Tomato Salsa


Baked garlic and lime chicken topped with a fresh plum tomato salsa. This would be great with your favorite rice or even a side of black beans. Top with sour cream and/or chopped avocado for added freshness and flavor.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • 4 chicken drumsticks

  • 4 chicken thighs

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic pepper seasoning, or to taste

  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine mustard, mayonnaise, garlic, and zest and juice of 1 lime in a large bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle chicken drumsticks and thighs with salt and garlic pepper. Add chicken to the bowl and coat well. Place chicken into a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro in a bowl. Season with salt and juice of 1 lime.

  5. Remove chicken from the oven and serve with pan juices and a generous portion of salsa on top. Garnish with parsley.

Cook's Notes:

You may use Montreal seasoning instead of garlic pepper, if you'd like.

You may leave the seeds in the jalapeno peppers if you want your salsa really spicy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
14g Fat
6g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 357mg 8%

* 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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