This recipe is great for families! You get a lot of meat with very little preparation work to be done. The chicken is packed with the sweet and tangy flavors from lime, agave, garlic, and onion. What could be better?? If you have leftovers, this would go great on top of any salad, in a lettuce wrap, or chopped up in a chicken salad.

Agave Lime Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken 2-3 pounds
  • 1-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 3 limes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • Dash of cumin
  • Dash of chili powder


  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry
  • Place chicken in a 9X13 glass baking dish breast side down
  • Drizzle with olive oil and agave, then sprinkle with salt, cumin and chili powder
  • Stuff one lime into the cavity of the bird
  • Cut the other 2 limes and place in the pan
  • Cut the onions in half and place in the pan (I left the skin on)
  • Leaving the skin on the garlic, break the head apart and scatter the cloves around the pan
  • Bake at 350° for 45+ minutes until the skin starts to brown
  • Remove chicken from oven and raise heat to 450°
  • Turn the chicken over so that breast side is now up
  • Bake for an additional 15 to 25 minutes or until thigh temperature (taken with an instant read thermometer) is 170°-180°
  • Remove chicken from oven
  • Carve chicken and drizzle with pan juices before serving

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