Chicken is probably the most commonly eaten meat in the world! so in order not to get tired of eating it all the time, I tend to vary the spice I use and the method of cooking it.
|Funke Koleosho's Suya Spiced Baked Chicken|
My recipe today is really simple...requires very little effort and it produces a crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside excitingly spicy chicken. Great served with a bit of chips and a bowl of crisp salad. You have to try it.
What you need
- 2 chicken leg quarters
- 2 sprig of fresh thyme
- 2-3 spoons of suya spice
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Half of a small onion (diced)
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 10g of grated fresh ginger
- Some salt
- 2-3 spoons coconut oil
- Some green and red birds eye chillis (optional)
What to do
- Wash the chicken legs and place in a bowl.
- Add the suya spice, fresh thyme, garlic, onion, bay leaves, ginger, salt and coconut oil.
- Work all spices into the chicken.
- Cover bowl with a tea towel and set aside for about 30 minutes. (If you have time, set aside over night in the fridge).
- Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees.
- Transfer the content of the bowl into a baking tray or or oven dish. Cover with foil paper and place in the oven. Cook for about 20 minutes covered.
- Then increase the temperature of the oven to 200 degrees.
- Remove the foil paper, add the chillis if using and continue to cook for another 20-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Serve.
|Suya Spiced Baked Chicken|