How to make Spicy Chicken Legs -

Chicken legs marinated with a spicy red chilli mixture and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Spicy Chicken Legs

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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 : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Legs Recipe

  • Chicken legs 4

  • Dried red chillies soaked ½ cup

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for greasing

Method

Step 1

Make incisions on the chicken leg pieces and place them in a bowl.Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt and a little crushed black pepper, mix well and set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2

Roughly chop onion and put into a grinder jar. Add garlic and red chillies. Grind to a coarse paste.

Step 3

Add remaining lemon juice, salt, remaining crushed peppercorns and tomato ketchup and grind again.

Step 4

Add the ground paste to chicken and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30-40 minutes.

Step 5

Preheat oven at 180ºC. Grease a baking tray with oil.

Step 6

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and place chicken legs on it.Cook on high heat for 2 minutes on each side.

Step 7

Place the seared chicken legs on the greased baking tray. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.