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Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

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


  • 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


  • In a small saucepan, heat jelly and lime juice over medium heat until melted. Set aside 1/2 cup for serving.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 chicken drumsticks: 361 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Apr 26, 2018

    These are yummy and have the right amount of heat that didn't burn my mouth. I used in this recipe. I made our drumsticks in the oven and they turned out good.

  • annrms
    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
    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
    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.

  • j_perkins
    Oct 8, 2010

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