Garlic lime chili roasted chicken

Heather Disarro

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Make dinner count tonight with this simple garlic lime chili roasted chicken. A delicious spice blend is seared into the chicken and then baked to perfection.

Garlic lime chili roasted chicken

Garlic lime chili roasted chicken

Serves 4-6


  • 1 whole chicken, 4-5 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 whole limes, halved
  • 1 bulb garlic, halved width-wise
  • 2 dried ancho chiles


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray the rack of a roasting pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. Rinse and pat the chicken dry and set on the prepared rack.
  4. Stuff the cavity with 1 of the halved limes, the garlic bulb and the ancho peppers.
  5. Using a piece of kitchen twine, tie the legs together.
  6. Brush the skin with the olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle evenly with the chili powder, garlic powder and salt.
  8. Roast at 425 degrees F for 75 to 90 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  9. Let rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.