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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  • http://cilantro-cilantro.blogspot.com/ Cilantro

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

  • Shehnaaz

    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???

  • http://ss-blogs-here.blogspot.com/ SS

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

  • http://www.spicytasty.com/ shriya

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

  • http://www.icookipost.com prajusha

    it looks spicy and yummy:)

  • swapna

    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.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      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.

      • Swapna

        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.

        • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

          I hope you used chicken with bone or chicken legs and not the breast pieces.

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    Hi Sailu , chicken looks delcious ………

  • Anusha

    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

  • sarita

    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

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      If you do not have that sauce, you can add tomato sauce and red chilli sauce, Sarita.

  • sowjanya

    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

  • Reena

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

  • Hanu

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

  • Maria

    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.

  • Sonia

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

  • subhashini

    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

  • Nilf

    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?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      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.

  • nikhil

    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.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

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

      • nikhil

        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.

        • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

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

          • nikhil

            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.

  • Deepa

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

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can. Omit yogurt and use lemon juice.

  • Deepa

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

  • Sushmajampani

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

  • Sushmajampani

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

  • Nita

    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…

  • Nita

    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…

  • Nita

    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…

  • Nita

    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…

  • Nita

    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…

  • Nita

    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…

  • rachna

    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.

  • Sandhya

    Hi Sailu

    Does frozen chicken legs taste same as fresh

    • Anonymous

      Frozen will never taste fresh.

    • Anonymous

      Frozen will never taste fresh.

  • Viji.

    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.

  • Viji.

    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.

  • Sunitha

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

  • http://twitter.com/nilanjanam nilanjana

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

  • rachna

    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.

  • neena

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

  • Roanne Dsouza

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

  • Nandhu

    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.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

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

  • suma

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

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Omit curd and use vinegar/lemon juice.

  • Alice

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

  • Alice

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