Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BAKED SPICY CHICKEN THIGHS / Roasted chicken thighs

For a very flavorful baked chicken, I added some fresh rosemary and lemon zest. It made a huge difference :)

Baked Spicy chicken thighs


Chicken thighs  : 5 (I used skinless chicken thighs )
Lemon Juice : 2 tbsp or Vinegar : 1 tbsp or Thick curd : 2 tbsp
Ginger : 1/2 inch piece, grated
Garlic Powder : 1tsp or  3 cloves of grated garlic
Chilly Powder : 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder : 1tsp
Olive oil / vegetable oil : 1/2 tbsp
Salt and pepper

Other Spices or seasonings : 1/2tsp (You can use your choice of spice like all spice powder,  garam masala powder or oregano)

Method for Restaurant style Juicy baked chicken thigh recipe :

Put chicken in a colander and pat dry(important step) completely.  wipe on paper towel. Combine chicken thigh with the remaining ingredients and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Take the chicken from refrigerator before baking and allow it to reach room temperature. This helps to get the most tender and delicious chicken.

Baking Method :

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take a Parchment paper (Butter paper) lined vessel and grease it with 1 tsp olive oil). 

2. Take out the chicken thighs from the marination and arrange it on the greased vessel, spaced evenly. Bake for 30 minutes for the best baked chicken thighs. Now turn into broil method and broil for 2-3 minutes to make the perfect baked spicy chicken thighs. 

3. Serve hot with with mashed Potatoes / Flat bread / Gravy.

Other flavors for Baked Chicken in the oven: 

1. Indian spicy chicken : 1/2 tbsp pepper powder, 1tsp, chilly powder, 1/2tsp garam masala, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, salt, juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
2. Honey chicken : 1tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, salt, 1/2 tbsp ketchup, 1tsp olive oil
3. Lemon herb chicken : lemon rind and juice from 1 lemon, 1/2 tbsp pepper powder, salt, 1tsp copped fresh rosemary

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