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.

Sailu

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54 Responses

  1. Cilantro says:

    Perfect roast that I would love to have with curd rice. Looks very spicy and tempting.

  2. Shehnaaz says:

    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???

  3. SS says:

    Your chicken in those pics is just mouthwatering! Spicy and masaleydaar! :)

  4. shriya says:

    It looks yummy and mouthwatering. Love spicy chicken legs. Nice recipe.

  5. prajusha says:

    it looks spicy and yummy:)

  6. swapna says:

    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.

  7. Kalyani says:

    Hi Sailu , chicken looks delcious ………

  8. Anusha says:

    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 :)
    PS: One request is that please do more of indo-chinese dishes if u can…. Thank u

  9. sarita says:

    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

  10. sowjanya says:

    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

  11. Reena says:

    Sailu..
    I tried this yesterday.It was great!Thankyou

  12. Hanu says:

    Hi I tried this recipe and its awesome. thank you.. keep updating new new recipes. thnq..

  13. Maria says:

    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.

  14. Sonia says:

    Thanks for the wonderful recipie Sailu garu. I tried this yesterday night.
    It really turned out well.

  15. subhashini says:

    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

  16. Nilf says:

    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?

    • Sailu says:

      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.

  17. nikhil says:

    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.

    • Sailu says:

      1) Yes
      2) You can keep the skin. I usually remove it though.

      • nikhil says:

        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.

        • Sailu says:

          Its not a silly question. :) Cook it on the pot over medium flame, not directly over the fire.

          • nikhil says:

            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.

  18. Deepa says:

    Hi Sailu,
    Can we do this without yoghurt becos of dairy allergy..?Thanks for the reply.

  19. Deepa says:

    Hi Sailu,
    Can we do this without yoghurt/Buttermilk becos of dairy allergy..?Thanks for the reply.

  20. Sushmajampani says:

    u should also try recipes for pregnant woman..or those feeding…that would be of gr8 help too

  21. Sushmajampani says:

    u should also try recipes for pregnant woman..or those feeding…that would be of gr8 help too

  22. Nita says:

    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…

  23. Nita says:

    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…

  24. Nita says:

    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…

  25. Nita says:

    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…

  26. Nita says:

    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…

  27. Nita says:

    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…

  28. rachna says:

    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.

  29. Sandhya says:

    Hi Sailu

    Does frozen chicken legs taste same as fresh

  30. Viji. says:

    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.

  31. Viji. says:

    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.

  32. Sunitha says:

    I tried this dish and it just came out superb!thanks for posting this!!

  33. nilanjana says:

    Hi Sailu, my family would love this! Especially if it’s as delectable as it looks….mmmm, yum. Thanks for another great recipe!

  34. rachna says:

    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.

  35. neena says:

    We have tried this many times and it has turned out fantastic every time……Big Thankyou

  36. Roanne Dsouza says:

    Hi Sailu I just made this chicken for lunch and its amazing!!!! Thank you so much :) I love your recipes….

  37. Nandhu says:

    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.

  38. suma says:

    Great recipe! Please let me know what can I substitute yogurt with? As my spouse don’t eat yogurt :(

  39. Alice says:

    Where can I find hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce & ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

  40. Alice says:

    Where do I find the ginger garlic green chili paste and hot and sweet tomato chili sauce

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