Portugese Roasted Chicken

 Ingredients (For 3 ppl)

Recipe – Adapted from laurainthekitchen.com

  1. Chicken leg quarters or bone-in thighs – 3 (Around 1.5 – 2 lb)
  2. Olive oil – 3 tbsp
    Lemon juice – 3 – 4 tbsp
    White wine – 1 tbsp
    Garlic – 5 large cloves, grated or mashed in a mortar and pestle
    Smoked paprika – 1 tbsp
    Paprika – 1 tbsp
    Portugese dry rub/ Portugese all spice – 1 tsp (optional)
    Crushed chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
    Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
    Hot sauce (like Frank’s hot sauce) or peri peri (piri piri) hot sauce – 2 tbsp
    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
    Dried oregano or Italian seasoning – 1 tsp
    Melted butter – 1 tbsp
    Dried parsley – 1/4 tsp (optional)
    Bay leaves – 2
    Salt – As required

3. Potato, sliced into thin rounds – 3 – 4 medium

    • 1. Make deep gashes on the chicken pieces.
  •            2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients numbered 2. Taste-check for salt. Marinate the chicken pieces with this marinade. Keep in the refrigerator for at least 8 hrs.
      3. Preheat oven at 425 F. Drizzle some olive oil on the bottom of a baking/roasting pan. Combine potato slices with 1 tbsp olive oil and little salt and pepper. Arrange potato slices on the baking pan. Remove bay leaves from the marinade. Place the chicken pieces on top. Bake in the oven  at 425 F for about 1 hour until chicken is completely cooked through. Take it out and brush with melted butter or olive oil. Broil at 425 F for 2 – 3 minutes until roasted well. Remove from oven. Serve with salad.

Maya Akhil

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