Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime

Easy weeknight dinner solution – grab some chicken, remove the skin, brush it with this Dijon-lime sauce and put it in the oven. I’ve been making this recipe for years using thighs until the USDA changed the calories and fat contact for thighs. Now I do this with drumsticks, you can use any parts you like.

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Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime
Adapted from Paula Deen
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 drumsticks • Points+: 6 pts • Smart Points: 5 pts
Calories: 172 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 4 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 26 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 518 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 96 mg


  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed*
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lime, squeezed, and lime zest
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • dried parsley


Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse the chicken and remove the skin and all fat. Pat dry; place in a large bowl and season with salt. In a small bowl combine Dijon, mayonnaise, lime juice, lime zest, garlic and pepper. Mix well. Pour over chicken, tossing well to coat.

Spray a large baking pan with a little Pam to prevent sticking since all the fat and skin was removed from chicken. Place chicken to fit in a single layer. Top the chicken with dried parsley. Bake until cooked through, about 35 minutes. Finish the chicken under the broiler until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

*nutrition based on 4 oz cooked meat

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