Showing posts with label chicken marinade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken marinade. Show all posts

Monday, 10 March 2014

Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

With a similar heat to tandoori, plain old chicken drumsticks taste amazing!

Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

This marinade will cover about a kilo of chicken drumsticks or thighs (3-4 people)

Mix 2 tsps cumin, 2 tsps paprika, 0.5 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tsps turmeric, 1 tsp black pepper and a pinch of salt. Add 3 cloves of well crushed garlic and 4 tbsps of lemon juice and mix into a paste to rub over the chicken pieces.

I cut into each drumstick before I rub the marinade in, one cut in the side that will be down in the roasting tin and two on top to really get the flavour right through the chicken. For thighs I cut either side of the bone underneath and two slits across the top. It's up to you whether you leave the skin on (it will still go crispy if you do). 

Ideally leave it to marinate for 2-3 hours then roast for about 40 mins at 200c/GM 7 (pour off any fat and liquid after about 20 minutes)

(The poured-off liquid and any excess marinade is nice heated up and thickened with a little bit of cornflower as a sauce to go with)

This goes well with Potato Wedges or Mushroom Rice

You might also like Chicken Kebabs or BBQ marinade for ribs

1 tsp = 5ml
1 tbsp = 15ml

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