Chicken HomeCooked Roast

Honey and Lime Roast Chicken

March 16, 2013

I love chicken drumsticks. That’s probably because I’ve grown up eating and making any chicken dish using just the drumsticks (we used to get them frozen in Salalah). In India, it was quite difficult for me to deal with the scrawny chickens we get here and that too the whole curry pieces (with the spare parts/offal!). Took me some time to get used to using these pieces, but I’ve learnt.

I recently ordered some drumsticks home with no idea whatsoever as to what to make with them. So the day before yesterday I knew I wanted to use these but wasn’t sure whether I wanted to make a curry or simply roast them. I finally decided to roast them and settled for a recipe I’d created out of the blue one day for a friend. A simple sealing off in a pan and then roasting for 30 minutes and voila, sticky gooey honey and lime chicken ready to devour.


Photo updated in 2016 using full chicken legs

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Honey and Lime Roast Chicken
A #riotofflavoursrecipe
Course appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Clean the chicken and score well down to the bone.
  3. Make a paste using the garlic, ginger, green chillies, honey, pepper, and chilli powder and marinate the chicken well with this.
  4. Add the lime zest, lime juice and chopped coriander to the marinated chicken and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Now, put the oil in a frying pan and heat.
  6. Once it is hot enough, put in the chicken and seal it off till it is golden brown on all sides.
  7. Transfer into a baking tray covered in aluminium foil and cook for around 30-45 minutes.
  8. Turn the pieces over at half time.
  9. The chicken will be ready once the meat starts falling off the bone, and if you look closely the bone and meat should not remain pink.
  10. Remove (don't forget the sauce i.e. the chicken juices) and serve hot. Goes well as a starter or just with some simple dal and rice.
  11. Note: Alternatively, you can continue to fry it in the oil till it is cooked on medium heat.
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  • mrkk08 March 17, 2013 at 02:49

    Wow that Chicken looks so delicious. Have to try it.

  • Shanti March 17, 2013 at 03:42

    At Just a girl thanks 🙂 it is delicious; you must try it. Do let me know how it turns out..

  • Dr. Fatema baj ginwala March 19, 2013 at 07:30

    Awesome recipe by a awesome cook ,it is 1 of instantaneous inventions …fabulous great going…:DP.S- Bdw i know that friend of urs who made u create…lol

  • Shanti March 19, 2013 at 07:35

    Thank you so much Fatema 🙂 Especially for inspiring me to create such a recipe with ingredients in your fridge 😛

  • Dr. Fatema baj ginwala March 19, 2013 at 07:40

    any time gurl…n dont worry m there to inspire u more in d same..;)

  • Fatema Bohra March 27, 2013 at 18:10

    Superb recipe.. easy to make, finger lickin’ good. a real keeper 😀

  • Sanyukta June 17, 2016 at 04:18

    What sauce are you talking about at the end?

  • Sanyukta June 17, 2016 at 04:18

    Do I add the lime juice and zest to the marination?

  • Shanti June 17, 2016 at 09:36

    The juices of the chicken that are left at the end of grilling is the – sauce. its delicious! Also, you add the lime juice and zest to the chicken after you’ve marinated it.

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