Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
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Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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Bottled hot sauce isn't my thing, so I developed a fresh pepper glaze for grilled chicken. These drumsticks practically fly off the plate. —Kristeen DeVorss, Farmington, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 12 chicken drumsticks (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken drumsticks: 361 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, heat jelly and lime juice over medium heat until melted. Set aside 1/2 cup for serving.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. On a greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning occasionally and basting with remaining jelly mixture during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve with reserved jelly mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p24

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annrms User ID: 2649709 250074
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"Awesomely delicious! I used Stonewall Kitchen's red jalapeno pepper jelly which is a local favorite. No one used the reserved jelly mixture so we get to have more!!!! Will definitely make these again."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 249375
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"This worked fine in the oven instead of on the grill. Jalapeno-lime is an interesting combination and is very tasty! A nice change from barbecue sauce!"

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 244687
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Outstanding! It doesn't get much easier than this. I cut up a whole chicken rather than just drumsticks and this was delicious. I will definitely make these again."

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