Learned a wonderful new recipe today for roast chicken with the least amount of fuss involved , absolutely a dish to make on those evenings when you want to have a good chicken roast but really don’t want to spend your time marinading, basting, and hovering around the oven in general.

Had it for dinner at a friend’s place today, and while everyone was drinking a beautiful chardonnay with Kenny G playing in the background, the chicken getting roasted without anyone having to continuously supervise it.

Amazingly though, it does not take much time either.

The honey gives it a beautiful dimension and the slow cooking helps in keeping the chicken amazingly juicy.

Ingredients :

  • Chicken legs without skin – 8
  • Honey – 4 tbsp
  • Rock Salt – 2 tbsp
  • Rosemary – 2-3 sprigs
  • Mexican spice – 4 tbsp
  • Cajun Spice – 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil for frying – 2 tbsp
  • Kenny G album
  1. Marinade the chicken legs with all the spices and honey
  2. Leave for 6 hours
  3. In a shallow bottomed pan with lid , add some oil to coat the base
  4. The chicken will not be deep fried thus the oil should be just enough to coat the pan
  5. Now put the chicken legs in the pan and cover it, leave on low flame
  6. Go and listen to Kenny G
  7. Get up after 15 mins and go turn the chicken
  8. Cook  for another 10 mins  , the chicken should be lightly browned on both sides
  9. Cook until done, you can check by pricking a fork,  the flesh should be coming off the bones
  10. Take out from pan and keep wrapped in aluminium foil until serving
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