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Garlic Lime Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

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These Garlic Lime Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks are the perfect summer dinner recipe. Simple and full of great flavor!
Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new quick and simple dinner ideas!  These chicken drumsticks could not be more simple to prepare and have a zesty taco glaze like coating.  With just a few ingredients, you are on your way to an awesome grilled dinner!

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

I used Old El Paso’s Original Taco Seasoning Mix, fresh lime juice and minced garlic to season the drumsticks.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Place your drumsticks into a large zip top bag.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Pour in your lime juice.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Minced garlic.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

1 packet of taco seasoning.  Close bag and massage all seasoning over the chicken.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

They’ll look something like this.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Place your drumsticks onto a hot grill.  Indoor or outdoor grill is just fine.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Grill each side about 4-5 minutes.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

You’ll get those nice grill marks 🙂

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Remove from grill and serve them warm.

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks


Garlic Lime Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Garlic LIme Taco Grilled Chicken DrumsticksPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 15 min


  • 1 pound Chicken drumsticks,4-5 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat.
  2. Place chicken, lime juice, garlic, taco seasoning and olive oil into a large zip top bag. Close bag and massage chicken to combine all ingredients.
  3. Place chicken drumsticks onto hot grill and cook 4-5 minutes each side, until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Makes about 4-5 drumsticks

This post is in partnership with Old El Paso, however thoughts are my own.

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    Spicy and yummy!

  2. 2

    MMM…MMM…MMM…do those look good! I would have never thought to come up with a recipe like this, but I will surely try it. It’s 5:38am and I am ready to eat them now!
    Thanks for the recipe inspiration.
    “The Busy Brunette”

  3. 3
    Gaby says:

    These drumsticks look beyond fantastic! You know it’s going to taste amazing when you see grill marks like that! 🙂

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    My boys will love these!

  5. 5

    Nice and quick and easy!

  6. 6
    Carolyn says:

    Wow, these sound amazing. A really creative use for taco seasoning!

  7. 7
    Liz says:

    We’ll have to fire up the grill this weekend! Such fabulous chicken!!!

  8. 8

    I adore this recipe! I use their taco seasoning mix with baked weet potatoes….so delicious!!

  9. 9

    these look so easy and tasty!

  10. 10
    naomi says:

    This looks so good!

  11. 11

    Great looking chicken Jenny and so easy!!

  12. 12
    TidyMom says:

    What a fantastic idea Jenny!! My family will love this!

  13. 13
    Rachel says:

    So easy and they sound so delicious!!! I can’t wait to make them!

  14. 14

    oh wow…I bet these are incredible!

  15. 15
    marla says:

    This drumsticks look perfect!! Love that taco seasoning!!!

  16. 16

    Made me hungry. They look so yummy.

  17. 17

    This has all of my favorite flavors! And fresh lime juice is the BEST!

  18. 18
    Megin says:

    These look so yummy and would be perfect for the Summer Series I’m doing in June “30 Days of Summer”. I’d love for you to consider joining us for the series! You could submit this post or even write a new one. The rules are simple:
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    It’s that simple! Please let me know if you’d like to join us and I’ll let you know what dates I have open.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  19. 19

    I’m loving this recipe. Grilled chicken drumsticks is a great way to celebrate summer!

  20. 20

    The best flavors!! I love grilling season 🙂

  21. 21

    The flavor on this chicken is seriously unreal! I love how simple this is too!

  22. 22

    […] was getting a little repetitive, so I was searching on Pinterest for some fun recipes and I found this one! It was fantastic (her recipe called for garlic buuuut we didn’t have any so I skipped […]

  23. 23

    My son loves anything taco so I know he’s love this – so easy too!

  24. 24
    lop hoc spa says:

    I can’t wait to make them!

  25. 25
    Lynne says:

    I made these last night – they were a big hit!

  26. 26
    Marlene says:

    I made this recipe last night, using 2 bone-in thighs and three drumsticks and homemade taco seasoning. Such an easy and yummy recipe! This marinade would be great on all types of chicken; I’m going to make a roast chicken with it. Although the recipe doesn’t call for marinating, I did let my chicken maarinate for a bit and would do so again if I have time. Definitely a keeper! I had some of the leftovers cut up into a salad for lunch–terrific flavor!

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    Candice says:

    Can you bake the drumsticks? If so, for how long?

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    Sophia Helen says:

    I had a good dinner with it.

  33. 33

    I venerate’ this formula.I utilize their taco flavoring blend with prepared wit tasty..!

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