Saturday, September 03, 2011

Citrus Cilantro Chicken Legs

Cook Lisa Cook made a Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe for the Secret Recipe Club that looked amazing! I had everything but a fresh lime--but there was plenty of lime juice to be had, and I had frozen some orange zest way back last winter when we got a bag of really bitter oranges. At least the zest didn't go to waste; I've been baking with it ever since.


6 chicken drumsticks or thighs (bone-in, skin on)
2 TBL olive oil
juice of 2 limes
2 tsp citrus zest
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. honey
salt & pepper to taste

In a zipper bag add the olive oil, citrus zest, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, cumin, honey, salt & pepper, and mix. Add the chicken pieces, close the bag and shake to coat. Refrigerate for a few hours to marinate. (I flipped the bag a few times).

Pre-heat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with foil (because it makes clean-up so much easier) and then brush with olive oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it skin side up on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the juices run clear.

1 comment:

Lisa~~ said...

Your chicken looks delicious and I love that you used your orange zest, that is something that I do, using what I have already in the house. Hope that you enjoyed the chicken as much as we did and thank your for the linky love.

Cook Lisa Cook


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