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Roasted habanero chicken legs in a skillet.

Roasted Habanero Chicken

Habaneros aren’t always make you cry spicy. Don’t believe me? See for yourself with this roasted habanero chicken
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 1 habanero pepper cut in half seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 chicken drumsticks rinsed and pat dry.
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place habanero pepper on a baking sheet and roast for 10 - 15 minutes or until soft.
  • Combine roasted habanero pepper, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor. Process until well blended.
  • Place chicken in a bowl. Pour marinade over the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to cook. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place chicken in a baking dish or oven proof pan. Pour marinade over the top. Lay sliced onions around chicken. Cook in preheated oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and browned.
  • Transfer chicken to a serving platter and spoon sauce over the top. Serve.


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