Baking Chicken has always remained quite easy for me as I can simultaneously cook other dishes in gas. This recipe is something that I prepare often and my son who is not very fond of chicken eats little of it; so I'm very glad as a mother.
Chicken legs / Chicken Drumsticks 6 ~ 450g
Yoghurt 5 tbsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder 2.5 tbsp
Coriander Powder 2 tbsp
Pepper Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Finely chopped Garlic and Ginger 1 1/2 tbsp each
Olive Oil or any Oil 3-4 tbsp
Chopped Coriander leaves
Add finely chopped ginger and garlic to the other spice powders and yogurt in a mixer. Grind to a paste. Transfer to a bowl. (If using ginger-garlic paste, add all the other ingredients and ginger garlic paste in a bowl. Mix well. )
Make a small slit in each legs. Apply this paste all over the chicken legs and allow to marinate over night or atleast 5-6 hrs in refrigerator.
Remove the marinated chicken pieces. Add oil and give it a gentle mix.
Arrange the pieces in a cookie sheet and place it in the middle rack of the oven.
Bake at 200 deg c for 20-25 mins. Now turn the other side and allow baking for another 20-25 minutes. Mine got done at 25 minutes each side.
Notes: I use an electric oven. Each oven varies and cooking time differs; so adjust time accordingly. This is medium hot; increase or decrease spice powders according to your taste preference.
There may be excess of marination; say 1-2 tsp; I just leave it. Need not push all marination in; just a generous coating is enough.