Spread the Joy!
This chicken was on my mind for quite a long time. I love all kind of baked or roast chicken recipes. They are easy to make, pretty healthy than fried ones and taste delicious.
Specially i have become a fan of this chicken dish, because it tasted fantastic. This chicken dish is made using a peri peri or piri piri sauce. It is a african chilli sauce made with bird’s eye chilli. Since i couldn’t find it here, i made it using the red chillies which are available here and it tasted fantastic..
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 4 hours or overnight
Makes : 5 to 6 drumsticks
Red Capsicum / Red Bell Pepper – 1 large
Red Bird Eye Chilli – 6 ( I used fresh red chillies)
Garlic – 6 to 7 fat cloves
Red Chilli Powder / Paprika – 2 tblspn
Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
Vinegar – 2 to 3 tblspn
Oregano – 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Oil – 1/2 cup
Chicken Drumsticks – 5 to 6
Take the ingredients given except chicken in a blender and make it into a puree.
Take chicken and make deep slashes on them.
Pour the marinate over it and mix well. Leave it for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. I left it for 2 days.
Now heat your oven to 250 degree C on grill mode. Line a baking tray with foil, place a rack over it and place chicken on the rack. Put this in the oven on the upper rack near to the grill. Grill this for 7 to 10 mins.
Now invert the chicken and grill again for 7 to 10 more mins.
Now the chicken is well seared on both sides.
Now place the chicken in the foil lined tray, brush some more sauce over the chicken.
Now change the oven temp to 120 degree C. Change to mode to baking mode from the grill mode.
Put the tray in the center rack and bake for 25 to 30 mins.
Now the chicken must be juicy and tender..
When the chicken is cooking, pour the leftover sauce in a pan and cook till oil separates from it.
Serve this sauce with the chicken.
|Take all your ingredients|
|First take some chopped red bell pepper in a blender|
|Add in some fresh red chillies|
|add in garlic cloves|
|add in salt|
|Add in chilli powder|
|and some pepper powder|
|add in vinegar|
|add in oregano|
|now add in a good amount of oil|
|Now that everything is added into a blender..
TIME TO BLEND
|Make it into a smooth puree|
|look how beautifully it looks|
|Take your chicken in a bowl|
|I made deep slashes in them|
|Pour the delicious sauce over the chicken|
|toss them well..Time to marinate|
|You can marinate this for 3 to 4 hours..
but i left it in the fridge for two days
|Line a baking sheet with foil, place a wire rack over it|
|now place the chicken over the rack|
|Pop it into the preheated grill on the top rack for 7 to 10 mins|
|this is how it looks..Bronzed and well seared..|
|now invert it|
|pop this back into the oven under grill for 7 to 10 more mins|
|Look it is beautifully seared|
|Now place this chicken in a baking sheet|
|brush with some more sauce|
|Now pop this into the oven in middle rack..Change the mode to baking mode, Reduce the oven temp to 150 degree C..|
|continue baking for 25 to 30 mins..This is how it
looks when it comes out of the oven
|I had lots of leftover sauce from the chicken|
|Pour the sauce into a sauce pan|
|keep cooking them|
|I cooked them till oil separates|
|You can brush some more sauce over the chicken|
|But i served it as it is, with some sauce on the side|