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Key Lime Chicken Thighs

I've been cooking since I was a girl, and I like trying new recipes. Key lime juice is a refreshing change of pace from the lemon juice used in many baked chicken dishes. —Idella Koen, Metolius, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Key lime juice or lime juice
  • 12 to 16 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Place chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Dot with butter; sprinkle with lime juice and pepper sauce. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle evenly over chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 460 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 196mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.

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  • Andrea
    May 5, 2020

    Excellent flavors and so easy to make!

  • WisconsinG
    Apr 26, 2020

    I made this for dinner today and it turned out great! Very flavorful, tender and juicy! I served it with mashed garlic potatoes and used some of the liquid as a gravy. I’ll definitely make this again!

  • s_pants
    Apr 14, 2019

    My daughter and I loved it, but my son did not care for it.

  • jclover217
    Dec 1, 2018

    Just the right amount of flavor.It is also very easy. from your 18 year user of this website, Mrs.Clover

  • Igraine32
    Dec 23, 2014

    Family loved this. The brown sugar added just a tad of sweetness which really appealed to my son.

  • justmbeth
    Dec 21, 2014

    Good and juicy. Flavor was ok, I just have other favorites.

  • hamhock32
    Nov 5, 2014

    Simple and tasty.

  • murrell006
    Oct 14, 2014

    This is awesome. I made with boneless thighs because of what I had and I decreased cooking time. I have made this twice already. Definately a keeper.

  • Sunnygrammie
    Aug 30, 2014

    Very moist and tasty and especially easy. Will definitely make this again.

  • dancingfool
    Jul 30, 2014

    Delicious, everyone loved it! Also very easy to make!