Garlic & Paprika Chicken

So here’s the very delicious Part 2 of the meal – Garlic & Paprika Chicken. For those of you who haven’t seen Part 1, click on the link for the recipe for Lemon Orzo with Asparagus. What can I say about this chicken recipe? The flavours are pretty spectacular. Its just a simple chicken roast but what rocks it up is this really flavourful garlic and paprika marinade. I was so happy with the flavours here, I can’t wait to use this marinade the next time I make a chicken roast. I think it is safe to say that I’ve found my favourite marinade for roasting chicken. Whipping this up with pieces of chicken is also a brilliant idea, because this way you can sit down to a nice hot meal much quicker than what it would take to roast a whole bird.

So without any further delay, lets get on to the recipe.

Garlic & Paprika Chicken
Recipe from: Jo Cooks

6 chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, grated
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp red chilly flakes (optional or to taste)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt, to taste
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC.

Wash and pat the chicken drumsticks dry. Season with salt and pepper.

In a small skillet or saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the garlic, smoked paprika, chilly flakes and oregano to the oil and cook for 1 minute. Do not burn the garlic.

Pour this marinade over the chicken drumsticks and mix well making sure that the chicken is evenly coated with the spices.

Place the drumsticks in a single layer in a baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes or till the chicken legs have cooked through.

Serve hot.

I served this up with some lemon orzo with asparagus.

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