Roasted Lime Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours + standing


10 servings

Updated: Nov. 22, 2023
The subtle citrus flavor infused throughout this moist and baked lime chicken makes it a frequent request for family dinners. It's the ideal way to use fresh herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley. —Kathy Lewis-Martinez, Spring Valley, California
Roasted Lime Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage or 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 4 medium limes, cut into wedges


  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1/4 cup marinade; pour remaining marinade into a large shallow dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place lime wedges inside the cavity. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together. Place chicken breast-side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Brush reserved marinade over chicken.
  3. Bake at 350° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 170°-175°. Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken: 341 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.