How to make Herbed Chicken Legs -

Chicken legs marinated in a fresh herb mixture and baked with onions and carrot and served with a flavourful sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Fresh thyme (ताज़ी थाईम)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

Herbed Chicken Legs

Herbed Chicken Legs Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Herbed Chicken Legs Recipe

  • Chicken legs with skin 2

  • Fresh thyme sprigs 2

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs 1

  • Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli flakes 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic cloves chopped 8-10

  • Butter ½ cup

  • Onions cut into cubes 2 medium

  • Carrot cut into cubes 1

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh parsley sprig for garnishing

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup

  • Chicken stock ¼ cup


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C. Spread an aluminium foil on a baking tray.

Step 2

Chop thyme and rosemary and place in a bowl. Add balsamic vinegar, salt, red chilli flakes, garlic and butter and mix well.

Step 3

Add chicken legs, mix well and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Place onion and carrot cubes on the baking tray and put the marinated chicken legs on it. Apply the left-over marinade on top, drizzle honey on the chicken legs. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from oven and place the chicken and vegetables on a serving platter.

Step 6

To make sauce, heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add refined flour, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 7

Add the left-over juices of the chicken and vegetables and mix well. Add chicken stock, stir well and cook till the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and strain the sauce.

Step 8

Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables, garnish with parsley sprig and serve hot.

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