Easy Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

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Tequila lime chicken is one of those stunning chicken meals we all love. This chicken recipe is a must have in your recipe box, it is that good!

In this recipe, the chicken is marinated in a spicy tequila lime sauce and then roasted to perfection. The chicken is tender, juicy with tasty, crispy skin. Substitute chicken wings for the drumsticks, and you will have an enticing appetizer. Be sure to adjust the roasting time accordingly. This chicken recipe is gluten-free and keto-friendly!


  • ¼ cup tequila (make sure it is made from 100% agave)
  • ¼ cup pure mango or orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice and zest of 1 lime
  • ½ to 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. GF chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • Fresh cilantro and lime wedges for garnish
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  • In a large bowl mix together first 8 ingredients
  • Add chicken and coat well with the marinade. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking pan with parchment paper
  • Arrange chicken in the pan making sure they are not touching
  • Spoon some marinade over the chicken and roast for 30 - 40 minutes, turning halfway. The roasting time will vary depending on how large the drumsticks are.
  • The internal temperature should be 165 F or 75 C. Serve with fresh cilantro and lime wedges
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