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adobo lime chicken on white plate with sliced lime.

Adobo-Lime Chicken

Adobo seasoned chicken roasted on a bed of sauteed onions and garlic and finished with a squeeze of lime and lime zest.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 4 chicken drumsticks skin on
  • 4 chicken thighs bone-in skin on
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons adobo seasoning with cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces. Sprinkle both sides with adobo seasoning.
  • In a large, heavy bottom, oven proof skillet heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of pan drippings. Add sliced onions and garlic to the pan. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The onion will soften and start to caramelize. Spread onion mixture around in the pan so that it makes a bed for the chicken. Place chicken on top of the onion mixture. Transfer to oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Squeeze lime juice over the top and sprinkle with lime zest. Serve.


If you've got an onion-lovin' family be sure to serve the caramelized onions along side.Enjoy!
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