How to make Turkish Chicken Thighs -

Chicken thighs marinated in spiced yogurt and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Main Course Chicken

Turkish Chicken Thighs

Turkish Chicken Thighs 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 : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Turkish Chicken Thighs Recipe

  • Chicken legs skin removed and trimmed 4

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Garlic minced 3 teaspoons

  • Ginger minced 1 tablespoon

  • Paprika 1 tablespoon

  • Dried mint powder 3 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh parsley sprigs for garnishing


Step 1

Place chicken thighs in a large bowl. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 2

Whisk together yogurt, garlic, ginger, paprika, dried mint powder and salt in another bowl.

Step 3

Pour yogurt mixture over the chicken and coat well. Cover with a cling film and place in a refrigerator for one hour.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 5

Place the marinated chicken on a baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with parsley sprigs.

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