Spicy Chicken Legs

I usually make this roast recipe using chicken legs and Nehal is extremely fond of it. Few spices go into its making and ensure you marinate the chicken for at least 3-4 hrs if not overnight and roast the chicken well. You can play around with the spices of your choice and add herbs like mint and rosemary.

Spicy Chicken Legs Recipe

Marination:3 hrs, Cooking: 45 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

4-5 chicken legs, make slits all over

1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

1/4 tsp red chilli powder

3/4 tsp black pepper pwd

large pinch turmeric pwd

3/4 tbsp coriander powder

large pinch cumin pwd

pinch of garam masala pwd

1 tbsp hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce

2 1/2 tbsps hung yogurt

1 tbsp lemon juice

salt to taste

2 tbsps oil

1 Marinate chicken legs with all the above ingredients except oil. Refrigerate and allow to marinate overnight or marinate for at least 3-4 hrs.
2 Heat oil in cooking vessel, add curry leaves and chicken pieces along with the left over marinade if any. Cook on high for 3 mts, reduce flame to medium, place lid and cook for 10 mts. Reduce flame to low and cook for another 10 mts.
3 Remove lid and cook till the water evaporates and roast on medium flame till well cooked. Serve warm with onion slices and lemon wedges.

Spicy Chicken Legs

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I usually make this roast recipe using chicken legs and Nehal is extremely fond of it. Few spices go into its making and ensure you marinate the chicken for at least 3-4 hrs if not overnight and roast the chicken well. You can play around with the spices of your choice and add herbs like mint and rosemary.

56 thoughts on “Spicy Chicken Legs

  1. Sailu garu,
    Dish looks yummmy and I do want to try it but have one question and I will be glad if u reply..
    can I use whole chicekn???

  2. Hi Sailu….I made it today and followed all the instruction, except i used a barbecue to cook the same. I was told by hubby that the masalas did not get into the inner part of the chicken. I have no idea, but i did make a lot of slits and marinated overnight. Please help as i have left over chicken for Wednesday evening.

    1. Add more yogurt if necessary and place in a zip lock bag. And shake the bag so that all sides get enough sitting time in the marinade.

      1. Thanks Sailu for your reply. To tell you frankly the 4 pieces of chicken were totally soaked in the yogurt. Dont know what went wrong.

  3. Hai Sailu garu,ur chicken here looks so delicious and I am going to try it this weekend….. and I am sure my kids will enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS: One request is that please do more of indo-chinese dishes if u can…. Thank u

  4. Hi Sailu

    i have never come across ‘1 tbsp hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce’
    do you get in super market. what else could i substitute

    thanks

  5. Hai Sailaja garu…ur recipes r awesome…keep up ur work..

    I had one query….is the chicken legs with bone or the breast we hav to use for ths recipe…Thanks in Advance

  6. hi.. lemme say a very big thanx for ur recipe, ‘coz it was really yummy. my guests also had a nice deal with that dish. fantastic. may god bless u.

  7. Hi Sailu ,

    I tried this recipe of yours today and it turned out very tasty :).

    i tried for 8 chicken legs…used 4 legs and did like u mentioned int eh recipe…the remaining 4 legs i wld like to know if i can use oven instead of frying… if yes please let me know the temp and the time for cooking…

    Lookiong forward for ur reply.

    Thanks ,
    Subhashini

  8. Hi Sailu,

    I am a newly turned vegetarian — can i make this without the chicken?? I know & love the taste of the masalas but want to make a veg thingy…will paneer/potato do?

    1. You can try a mixed vegetable curry. Ensure you saute the veggies in a bit of ghee or butter for a rich flavor. You can even try paneer.

  9. Hi– Two questions, please:
    1) Are chicken legs the same as drumsticks?
    2) Do you keep the skin on or do you remove?

    Thank you.

      1. Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful reply! I am in the middle of making it right now (the skinned drumsticks are marinating as we speak).

        Last question:
        When you say ‘roast on a medium flame’ — are we still talking about while the chicken is in the pot– or should be remove the chicken from the pot and actually put the chicken directly on the flames? Apologies if this is a silly question.

        Thank you. Will let you know how it goes.

          1. Hi Sailu– just wanted to say the chicken came out excellently. I don’t think I made the slits in the chicken big enough, as the chicken hadn’t fully absorbed the taste of the marinade– but that is easily rectified. An amazing recipe. Thank you.

  10. I tried this and it came out very nice though it’s different looking from the web but it’s spicy and masala still can make me remembering even now…

  11. I tried this and it came out very nice though it’s different looking from the web but it’s spicy and masala still can make me remembering even now…

  12. I tried this and it came out very nice though it’s different looking from the web but it’s spicy and masala still can make me remembering even now…

  13. I tried this and it came out very nice though it’s different looking from the web but it’s spicy and masala still can make me remembering even now…

  14. I tried this and it came out very nice though it’s different looking from the web but it’s spicy and masala still can make me remembering even now…

  15. I tried this and it came out very nice though it’s different looking from the web but it’s spicy and masala still can make me remembering even now…

  16. Tried this dish. Turned out exactly the same in the appearance and very tasty too.
    Will be making it a regular Sunday evening dry eat. Thank you.

  17. Hi Sailu…have tried this recipe on a couple of occasions and have to tell you this, the best of cooks have appreciated it . I recommend this recipe as a must try once. Thank you.

  18. Hi Sailu…have tried this recipe on a couple of occasions and have to tell you this, the best of cooks have appreciated it . I recommend this recipe as a must try once. Thank you.

  19. I have commented earlier on this recipe and have specially gotten back here again to tell you that I have lost count of how many people who I had recommended this recipe to have gotten back to say their children /guests simply loved it!! Highly recommended recipe for all chicken lovers.

  20. Hi Sailu,
    Any substitute for the Hot & sweet tomato Chilli sauce?I want to make it for guests tomorrow.Don’t have time to get the sauce.

    1. Buy readymade hot and sweet tomato chili sauce. If not, use tomato ketchup, little sugar and green chili paste and dash of vinegar.

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