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Stuffed Garlic Lime Chicken

stuffed garlic lime chickenConfession time. I will not eat chicken legs or thighs. I don’t know what to tell you. I just can’t do it. I know a lot of people can and I wish I could because they are so much cheaper but it all boils down to texture.

Once in a while when we grill during the summer we will throw legs and thighs out there. The husband will grill the thighs all nice and crispy. Then, and only then can I eat a thigh. Other than that, forget it. It’s not going past my lips and into my belly.

I’ve tried everything. Breaded. Fried. Twice baked. Season. No season.

I can however eat the thigh if it is boneless and skinless.

I’m weird. What can I say. I always make sure to toss a few chicken breast in the pan with whatever chicken concoction I am making.

chicken garlic lime


For this recipe I used legs and thighs that were still attached (quarters.)

Lift up the skin and shove dried oregano, raw onion, and some fresh sliced cloves of garlic in there. (In the pan, not under the skin.)

Under the chicken is quartered up carrots (5),  potatoes(5) and one quartered up onion with 2 cups of water in the roaster pan.

There are also 3 chicken breasts hidden in there.

pot of garlic lime stuffed chicken

As it cooks it fills the house with a wonderful smell.

When its done look at how beautiful it is!

garlic lime chicken stuffed and done

Stuffed Garlic Lime Chicken

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 3 votes


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 carrots pealed and sliced
  • 4-5 potato quartered
  • 2 raw onion quartered
  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp dried oregano leaves - for inside chicken
  • 1 garlic clove - sliced - for inside chicken
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced onion - dry
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp salt free seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 TBSP olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Pour 2 cups water in the roaster pan.
  • Add carrots and potato. Then add 1 quartered onion.
  • Place the chicken pieces on top of vegetables.
  • For the thighs and legs, lift the skin and add some dried oregano, piece of raw onion, and a few slices (or just one depending on your taste) of garlic.
  • Once all of the chicken has been stuffed if there is any remaining garlic or onion place it under the chicken with the vegetables next to a chicken breast.
  • Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over chicken.
  • Sprinkle all of your spices over all of the chicken as evenly as possible.
  • Bake covered for 15 minutes.
  • Using your meat thermometer check your temperature. At this point you should be pretty close and can cook the rest of the way uncovered so your chicken will get a nice crispy layer for another 10 minutes.


This recipe also works great if you use it for boneless, skinless chicken (and no vegi) then cook it in the crockpot. Shred it for some yummy fajita meat!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the crockpot idea. Always looking for something different I can throw in the crockpot and this would make a great chicken fajita.

  2. I’ve never made my chicken like this but I need to. It looks so wonderful and fresh. I can eat the entire chicken but I am not a fan of chicken wings.. Seems like a waste for such little meat.

  3. 5 stars
    I know several people who do not eat thighs or legs. You’re not alone. 🙂

    As for this recipe, it looks and sounds delicious. I will definitely have to give it a try.

  4. I make a lot of chicken for our family because it’s their favorite meat. But sometimes, I can’t think of anything new or exciting to do with it. This looks really good! I think it would be a great change from our normal recipes.

  5. I love this post for 2 reasons. The first is that I get so bored with chicken recipes and this is a great new one to try. The second is because I can’t eat thighs and legs either! People think I am crazy but the texture just turns me off.

  6. I’m pinning this recipe. I just could get into them myself. And I do prefer, boneless skinless. I would bet these flavors are amazing. I can’t wait to try it.

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