Honey Lime Drumsticks

serves 4
recipe slightly adapted fromĀ The Fresh 20 Cookbook

  • grated zest & juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Whisk together the lime zest and juice, honey, oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Season drumsticks with the salt, pepper and paprika and arrange in a glass container. Pour the marinade over the drumsticks, seal the container and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill. Remove the drumsticks from the marinade (discard marinade), arrange the drumsticks on the grill over a medium flame and cook for 15 minutes, rotating the drumsticks every 3 minutes or so, until internal temperature reaches 165F and juices run clear.