Monday, May 18, 2015

Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Grilled onions

Baked chicken drumsticks are full of flavor and easy to prepare. There are number of chicken marinade recipes, baking and grilling techniques. But did you know an easy way to get the rich flavor by just oven baking. Flavor is a mixture of traditional Indian spices like coriander powder, chili powder and cumin. Ginger and garlic added an extra flavor to the chicken. Baked chicken drumsticks is one such appetizer served in parties and family gatherings.

Prep time: 1 hour and 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 2 hours

Chicken drumsticks – 4
For Pre – marinade:
Red chili powder – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
For Main Marinade:
Yogurt – 4 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Fenugreek powder/kasurimethi - ½ tsp
Red color a pinch (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
For making Grilled Onions:
Onion – 1, chopped
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

1. Clean the chicken pieces and cut 2 or 3 long slits on each piece.
2. Apply salt, chili powder and lemon juice all over the chicken and keep aside for 15 minutes.
3. Make marinade with the ingredients listed under For main marinade. Apply it all over the chicken, making sure to apply well between all the slits and keep aside for 45 mins.
4. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Cook for about 40 – 45 mins till the chicken is tender. Remove from oven
5. Heat a griddle. Place onions and cook for 2 mins. Add chicken, chaat masala and lemon juice, cook for 10 minutes. This enhances the taste of chicken even more.

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