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Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks are marinated with lime, garlic, peruvian spices and yogurt. They're then baked to perfection and drizzled with an avocado lime sauce!
Course Appetizer, chicken, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Side Dish
Keyword peruvian chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 drumsticks
Calories 366 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 3 oz each), skin removed
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey or organic sugar
  • For the avocado lime sauce:
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To make the marinade: In a small bowl, whisk the greek yogurt, olive oil, lime juice and garlic together.
  2. In a large bowl, season the chicken with the cumin, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and sugar; use your hands to coat chicken. Pour the yogurt mixture over the top of the seasoned chicken and use a spoon to stir. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Once ready to bake preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a oven-safe rack on a large baking sheet and grease with nonstick cooking spray so that the chicken doesn’t stick to the pan. Place the drumsticks on the pan with the thicker part of the drumstick to the outside.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. For the avocado lime dipping sauce: Add ingredients for the dipping sauce to a high powered blender of food processor and blend until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. You can drizzle over the top of the chicken or just dip your chicken in the sauce. I like adding a little hot sauce too!
Nutrition Facts
Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 drumsticks)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.8g34%
Carbohydrates 7.1g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 35.5g71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.